The Brothers’ love of good food, especially BBQ, led to them spending a good deal of time in their favorite BBQ joint. Eventually, Mark took a job as a BBQ cook there. He learned the sweet secrets of cooking “low and slow” with hickory smoke. Over time, he was not only able to cook the family’s favorite BBQ, he made it better. In 1997, the Ryans made an offer to buy the BBQ joint, and Mark became an owner-operator. Matt joined the company a few years later, and the company expanded from the original Greenwich Road location to several other outlets in Wichita and the surrounding area.