Kansas City BBQ Collapse: Smokin’ Joe’s Stays Losing

TKC is not an economist but we start to worry when the Kansas City metro loses its appetite for BBQ. 

Accordingly . . .

Here's a not-so-reassuring sign of the times and a look at the local economic recovering stalling despite the promise of a COVID comeback . . .

Smokin' Joe's BBQ announces closure

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City metro barbecue restaurant announced Tuesday its plans to close. Smokin' Joe's BBQ, 519 East Santa Fe Street in Olathe, shared the decision in a Facebook post. Rhonda Lorenz said in the post that price increases, an employee shortage and repairs prompted her to shutter the establishment.