Mustard Seed BBQ among local restaurants at Hartsfield-Jackson

Bertram McCray started selling ribs on the side of the road with a grill and a tent, and has now opened an outpost of his Mustard Seed BBQ at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

McCray has two Mustard Seed BBQ spots in Atlanta, a Cascade location on Westmont Road and a West End location on Metropolitan Parkway.

He was approached by concessionaire Delaware North to open a version of Mustard Seed BBQ at the airport. Airport and concessions officials gathered Thursday to mark the arrival of the new restaurant, open since late February on Concourse D with a smoker in the kitchen.

After learning to barbecue in his mother’s backyard and setting up shop roadside, “Never did I ever imagine that I’d be in the busiest airport in the world,” McCray said. “It’s finally paid off.”