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Two Atlanta Barbecue Joints by the Numbers

Just how much smoked meat do Fox Bros. and Heirloom Market sell?

Ribs on the smoker at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q.
Ribs on the smoker at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q.
Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta

Eater Barbecue Week continues with vital analytic data from two local smoked-meat icons. Everyone knows Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, the Texas-style darling of the city, famous for its brisket, beef ribs, smoked wings, and Frito pies. And everybody knows Heirloom Market BBQ, the tiny, standing-room-only joint off of I-285 that melds Southern American and Korean flavors into perfection. Here, now, a breakdown of both in BARBECUE BY THE NUMBERS:

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q:
1238 Dekalb Ave. NE.
Average pounds of brisket sold per week: 5,000
Average pounds of pulled pork sold per week: 5,000
Average pounds of beef ribs sold per week: 600
Average pounds of pork ribs sold per week: 3,000
Average pounds of smoked wings sold per week: 2,000
Best-selling sandwich: The Big Tex, 1,000 orders per week
Best-selling plate: Rib combo plate, 1,300 orders per week
Best-selling side: Macaroni and cheese, 2,100 orders per week
Best-selling dessert: Banana Pudding, 400 orders per week

Heirloom Market BBQ:
2243 Akers Mill Rd.
Average pounds of brisket sold per week: 2,000
Average pounds of pulled pork sold per week: 3,000
Average number of ribs sold per week: 350 racks
Average pounds of smoked wings sold per week: 300 per week
Best-selling sandwich: Spicy Korean pork, 150 orders per day
Best-selling platter: Pulled pork, 150 orders per day
Best-selling side: Macaroni and cheese, 250 orders per day
Best-selling sauce: Table sauce, 400 orders per day

Heirloom Market BBQ

2243 Akers Mill Road Southeast, , GA 30339 (770) 612-2502 Visit Website

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 577-4030 Visit Website

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