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Catharine and Will Newman

Edley's BBQ - About Us

Nashville Beginnings

Edley's Bar-B-Que is named in honor of Will’s grandfather, Edley Newman. George Edley Newman, Jr was born in 1907 in the farming community of Viola, TN. He left a legacy of generosity, hard work and Southern hospitality. We have countless stories about his impact on family, friends and the community. The Edley’s concept is not only a Tribute to All Things Southern, it’s a tribute to him.

We first opened our doors in Nashville in 2011 with the hope to honor Will’s Grandfather’s legacy with a welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. That is still true today at each location, where we strive to carry on his legacy by treating our guests and team members like family. It’s our Southern Soul and it guides us in everything we do. We don’t take shortcuts in the kitchen and we smoke our meats low and slow every day. We believe in the importance of supporting our community and welcoming our guests like family. Edley’s Bar-B-Que is family owned and operated and we strive to win over guests one plate at a time.

Edley's BBQ - About Us

About Edley's

Edley’s Bar-B-Que has three locations in Nashville, TN and one in Chattanooga, TN as well as a robust catering department. It has been recognized in publications such as USA Today, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun as well as featured on shows such as Cheap Eats and Food Paradise.

Edley’s follows a fast casual model but with a full bar offering full service. Unique food and drink specials are offered daily. Eight to ten sides dishes are made from scratch daily. No shortcuts are taken with the food, drink, service, or care for the team members.

Edley’s Restaurant Group is the holding company that owns both Edley’s Bar-B-Que and Pancho and Lefty’s Cantina. Catharine and Will Newman are the founders and owners of Edley’s Restaurant Group as well as both brands. They live in Nashville, TN with their two boys.

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