“I’m going to reopen,” Furman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2019 after the fire. “That’s not a question.”
Proving he’s a man of his word, Furman recently announced plans for Bryan Furman BBQ, set to open by early 2022 at 2102 Bolton Road, around the corner from the Main Street B’s Cracklin BBQ location.
“He always wanted to come back to Riverside,” said Illia Hayes, Furman’s business manager. “That’s his home.”
The new restaurant will be the same concept as B’s Cracklin. Look for Furman’s signature meats — whole hog, brisket, ribs and chicken — along with sides like Carolina hash with rice and desserts like banana pudding.
The restaurant, which will be built from the ground up, will likely offer both indoor and outdoor seating, with the smokehouse located behind the eatery.
In the meantime, Furman will spend time meeting with architects and will launch a barbecue tour around the Southeast “to put the buzz out,” Hayes said. He’s also opening a Bryan Furman BBQ stand inside State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta.