New KCK restaurant Slap's BBQ off to a fast success

Posted at 11:54 AM, Aug 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-19 12:54:14-04

Finding good barbecue isn't unusual in Kansas City, but the seemingly overnight success of a new restaurant is turning some heads.

Slap's BBQ in Kansas City, Kansas,  opened just over two months ago, but it already has developed a huge following.

Right now the restaurant is only open for lunch, and co-owner Michael Pearce said that was for a good reason.

"Day one we had a line down the sidewalk and we sold out within an hour and a half,” Pearce explained. “Everyday since then, it's been a repeat performance t where we cook as much as we can and we sell out very rapidly."

Slap's BBQ is run in part by Pearce and his brother Joe, who compete as the “Squeal Like a Pig” BBQ team. Earlier this year the pair were featured on the television series BBQ Pitmasters.