On TV show ‘Restaurant Recovery,’ Dallas barbecue joint gets $100,000 mid-pandemic
The show ‘completely changed the trajectory of our company,’ say the co-owners of Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que.
Todd Graves, founder of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (center), visited 10 restaurants on the Discovery+ TV show 'Restaurant Recovery.' One of the restaurants was Dallas' Smokey John's Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking, co-owned by brothers Brent Reaves (left) and Juan Reaves.(Courtesy of Discovery+)
Restaurant Recovery on Discovery+. Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves visits 10 struggling businesses in 10 markets, fueling each one with about $100,000 of his own money.
It’s not hard to find yourself rooting for each restaurant, which includes a more than 100-year-old California restaurant named Chili John’s and the family-owned Dallas barbecue joint Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking.