Growing up in Texas, pitmasters and twin brothers Jonathan and Justin Fox were inspired by the open sky, the Texas heat and the Southwestern spice. Though not professionally trained, the identical twin brothers developed an early passion for cooking and testing recipes on family and friends. It wasn’t until Jonathan moved to Atlanta, GA in early 1998 that he began taking his hobby more seriously. Justin followed shortly after, joining his brother in Atlanta in 2000. Frustrated with what they perceived as a lack of good, Texas-style barbecue in Atlanta, Jonathan and Justin began to experiment with making their own through a “trial and error” approach. After many failed kitchen experiments, they decided to unveil their barbecue to their friends and neighbors at a friendly backyard gathering.
The Fox brothers went from barbecuing in the parking lot of Smith’s Olde Bar to having their own menu at the legendary venue. When Jonathan was laid off from his corporate day job, the brothers teamed up with Dan & Beau Nolen and Mike Reeves of Smith’s to open a restaurant of their own. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q was opened in 2007 and rapidly became a staple for Atlanta, GA barbeque. The restaurant has been featured on The Weather Channel, TLC, Fox News, and The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”.
In 2014 and 2015, Jonathan and Justin were invited to bring their ‘cue to the big city as guest chefs at the prestigious James Beard House. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the “Official Barbecue of the Atlanta Falcons” and, in 2015, they began serving barbecue to fans inside the Georgia Dome.