Lazy Boy BBQ to open Alabaster location

By EMILY REED / Special to the Reporter

ALABASTER – Lazy Boy BBQ is opening a second location in Alabaster at the beginning of January, after operating a location in Helena since 2015.

Owners Tommy and Sherrie Pippin, natives of Georgia, said the idea to open a second location in Alabaster was largely due to the fact they have a lot invested in the Alabaster community.

“We live in Alabaster, our children attend school and play sports here, our church home and friends are in Alabaster,” Sherrie Pippin said in an e-mail interview. “We love our community and have a loyal following here. We can’t wait to serve our friends and neighbors right here in Alabaster.”

The new location will be at 9330 Highway 119 Suite 400 next to Starbucks, and will be open five days a week with a large space for indoor seating and a patio, which will be open in the spring.

Pippin said the restaurant’s BBQ is smoked in what they call a “stick smoker” where the heat stays low, and meat never has contact with fire, taking a longer time to cook.

“We also use pecan wood instead of the traditional hickory,” Pippin said. “Our rubs and sauces are all original recipes and our side are homemade as well. It is more of a Georgia style BBQ, which is where we are from. There is no open pit, no high heat, and this is what makes the meat super tender and juicy and the flavor is deep.”

Prior to purchasing the building in Helena, Lazy Boy BBQ operated via a food truck and traveled to different functions, schools and private events offering smoked meats, sides and desserts.

The couple will now operate both the Helena and Alabaster locations, in addition to their food truck.

Pippin said customers can expect the Alabaster location to offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, as well as new menu items introduced regularly as well as customer favorites such as BBQ in a cup, and the Lazy King sandwich.

“We are considered fast casual so customers can order and pick up their food at the counter,” Pippin said. “In the spring, we will open a patio, which is covered and will have televisions and music. Our food is stellar and the service is second to none.”

The Alabaster location will be closed Sunday and Monday of each week.

Pippin said individuals can visit Lazy Boy BBQ on Facebook or lazyboybbq.com.