New York City-based barbecue chain Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque (an essential New York City barbecue joint) might be coming to Boston. Mighty Quinn’s is looking to expand its business by offering franchise opportunities to operators in “key markets across the U.S.” — and one of those markets is Boston.
“We’re very excited at the prospect of entering the Boston market and are currently in the process of looking for the right franchisee to establish the flagship Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in the area,” Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque co-founder Micha Magid told Eater via email. “I can’t be more specific on the timeline right now, but we look forward to our conversations with all of the great operators who have been submitting inquiries. Our goal is to open in Boston by next year.”
Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque is the “Chipotle of barbecue,” per QSR, a publication covering quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industry news. It’s a quality that will be attractive to investors and franchisees alike.
Mighty Quinn’s barbecue is a cross between Texas barbecue and the barbecues of the Carolinas — or, as pitmaster and co-founder Hugh Mangum calls it, “Texalina style.”
New York Times food critic Pete Wells called Mighty Quinn’s pulled pork “the only one in town that doesn’t make you embarrassed for New York” and “shockingly good,” while Eater NY noted that Mangum “has a fine-dining background, and he brings that sensibility to barbecue.”
With any luck, Boston diners will be able to have a taste by the end of 2019. In the meantime, Mighty Quinn is operating in several parts of New York City and in White Plains, New York, as well as in New Jersey, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Dubai.
• New York City’s Essential Barbecue Restaurants [ENYC]
• Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque May Be Expanding to Boston [BRT]
• Mighty Quinn’s Launches Franchise Opportunity to Fuel Growth [QSR]
• Big League BBQ Arrives [NYT]