A Triad barbecue chain has opened a new location with a slightly different name and a full bar. Little Richard's Bar N Que debuted Tuesday at 109 S. Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. The fifth Triad Little Richard's owned by Nick and Stephen Karagiorgis seats 180 customers in a building that had been home to Five Points restaurant, which closed in March.
In April, Triad Business Journal reported that Little Richard's would move into the location.
In 2018, after acquiring full rights to the Little Richard's name from a former partner, Nick Karagiorgis told TBJ that he was looking for a Winston-Salem location.
Stephen Karagiorgis told TBJ that the Stratford Road interior was thoroughly renovated with a rustic look much like the other Little Richard's restaurants, but with a touch of modern, industrial decor.
The dining room is open with various decorative and nostalgic pieces adorning brick walls. The bar is to the back right for customers walking in.
Though the name and look are slightly different, the biggest change from the other four locations is the full bar. Other locations serve beer. Stephen Karagiorgis said the larger location made a full liquor license possible. Forsyth County records list the gross leasable area of the address as more than 19,000 square feet.
The menu has also been expanded to include "Mexique' items with quesadillas, taquitos and tacos filled with pork or brisket, as well as salads with brisket and chicken, two new sandwiches and three additional burger varieties.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 until 11 on Friday and Saturday.
The father-and-son ownership team's other restaurants are in Mount Airy, Clemmons, Walkertown and Yadkinville. The Karagiorgis family is no longer a part of the original Little Richard's location at 4885 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem, owned by their former partner, Richard Barrier, who renamed that restaurant "Real Q."