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50 Years Later, Son’s love lands family business in Civil Rights Museum.
John Parker received recognition for his family operating the first integrated restaurant in the Carolina region 50 years ago. The North Carolina Museum of History accepted the artifacts prior to the start of Black History Month in Raleigh, NC.
The recognition was made possible with support from the City of Goldsboro. The city council sent a letter to John and him mom recognizing Guy Parkers BBQ Sauce on their 50th Anniversary and included a note recognizing the company for providing service from the beginning where “people of different race, creed, and color could come together and dine as equals.”
Guy Parkers BBQ Sauce also enlisted the assistance of international food industry expert Tim Forrest to assist with the company’s marketing effort.
Founded in 1962, Guy Parkers Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q Sauce is celebrating their 50th year of Sauce. Son, John Parker is proud of their historical heritage and significant history being the ‘First Integrated Restaurant’ in the area and is proud to carry-on the family history with the original all-natural, gluten-free, and no sugar added Guy Parkers Bar-B-Q Sauce.
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On August 12, 1962 Guy Parker's BBQ opened and became Goldsboro, North Carolina's first integrated restaurant serving a full lunch and dinner menu. Offering home-style plates such as pit cooked BBQ, BBQ chicken, fried chicken, shrimp, oysters, fish, hamburger steaks, chicken livers, gizzards, seafood platters and an assortment of different sandwiches. Guy Parker created his own sauce for his pit cooked BBQ and tender BBQ chicken which is the genesis and ‘Secret’ receipe behind the Guy Parkers BBQ Sauce.
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For further information, please visit http://guyparkersbbq.com/
Guy Parker’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q Sauce
Mr. John Parker
Goldsboro, North Carolina
620 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Museum of Natural History
Earl L. Ijames, Curator
North Carolina Museum of History
5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, N. C. 27601-1101
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