Today's #SmallBusinessShoutout features Smokey Canyon BBQ in Riverside! Smokey Canyon is owned by Dan and Pam Nusser, who specialize in making Memphis-style BBQ. Is anyone else's mouth watering already just saying "Memphis-style BBQ?"
Here's a bit of background information on the restaurant from Dan:
Smokey Canyon is a Memphis style BBQ restaurant established in 2007. We are in the Canyon Crest Towne Centre in Riverside near the University of California at Riverside.
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly affected us in numerous ways. We of course had to close to sit down in house dining and move to take out. One of our larger sources of business in the restaurant has been our weekend breakfast/brunch. Breakfast does not translate well to a take-out scenario, so while we still offer it, that has greatly diminished.
A rather large portion of our business has been catering. Nearly all of those events have been cancelled and dried up that revenue stream.
In the initial phase of the pandemic we were able to secure items for many of our customers via our food supply source, Shamrock Foods.
We distributed toilet paper, yeast, milk, eggs, beans and other items to those in need.. Our customers have been amazing to us and have continued to order take out to support us. We have had several customers give large amounts of money for us to deliver and feed first responders and keep us going.
Now we are attempting to rework how we will be doing business going forward in light of the confusing directives being issued. We will focus on the positive and emerge from this thanks to our loyal customers.
If you're in the area, get something to eat from Smokey Canyon and help us continue to support small and local business!
5225 Canyon Crest Drive #9
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 782-8808