Fox Bros Bar-B-Q got their start back in 2000 when Jonathan Fox got tired of not finding any good bar-b-q in the city of Atlanta, that reminded him of what he grew up on back in Texas. Frustrated with all of the popular recommendations from people he asked, he started cooking bar-b-q on his own. In 2001 the brothers (Jonathan and Justin) had a party at their house for friends which featured all you can eat bar-b-q, sides, all you can drink and live bands. The event became a yearly tradition and grew each year with more elaborate menus and better bar-b-q each time! By 2004 the brothers were cooking for 200 plus folks all showing up to these events. At this point, Jonathan and Justin Fox started catering and Fox Bros Bar-B-Q was born! Jonathan handled the BBQ and Justin took over on desserts.
In 2004, Jonathan was introduced to: Dan & Beau Nolen and Mike Reeves with Smiths Olde Bar by mutual friends, and shortly thereafter the Fox Bros were selling their style of Bar-B-Q at Smiths on Wednesday nights. This night took off and they added Saturdays and Sundays. It eventually evolved into seven days a week with Fox Bros having their own separate menu, which featured a lot of the staples served today at Fox Bros. In 2005 Jonathan was laid off from his corporate job. This was more of a blessing than a curse, the catering operation had become a full time job by itself. While serving at Smiths, the Fox Brothers began to receive a lot of local press, They were even announced as Runner Up for Best Overall Bar-B-Q in the city of Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. With continuing success at Smiths, the brothers teamed up with the Nolen’s and Mike Reeves to take the bar-b-q to the next level and open a stand-alone location for Fox Bros Bar-B-Q to grow and prosper.