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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

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Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q
IndustryFast food
Founded1977; 47 years ago (1977)
FounderJunius Moore
Maggie Moore
HeadquartersSmithfield, North Carolina
United States

Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q is a quick service restaurant chain in North Carolina serving fried chicken and Eastern North Carolina barbecue, with 41 locations state-wide, as of March 2024. It has more than 41 locations in the state, as well as an online store.

What is now Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q was opened by Junius and Maggie Moore in downtown Smithfield, North Carolina in 1977 as Smithfield Bar-B-Q,[1] soon followed by a second restaurant in nearby Clayton, NC.. The business expanded in 1979 to Salter Path.

Starting in the early 1980s, the company opened additional restaurants in eastern North Carolina, and expanded to the Raleigh-Durham area in the 1990s.


In April 2017, a post on the Raleigh Police Protective Association's Facebook page accused employees and a manager of the Smithfield's location in Garner, North Carolina of singing "Fuck tha Police" while officers dined there.[2] An investigation determined that nobody in the restaurant sang, and that the actual incident consisted of a single employee mouthing the words, "fuck the police", to two police officers at the counter. The police officers told a friend who later posted an incorrect account on Facebook.[3]

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  1. ^ "Cape Fear BBQ & Chicken - About Us Summary". www.capefearbbq.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  2. ^ "Police get apology from restaurant after employees sang "F- The Police" as they ate | News & Observer". Newsobserver.com. 2017-04-29. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ Cioffi, Chris (May 3, 2017). "No employees were singing 'F--- The Police' police, owner said". The News & Observer.