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Whole Hog Café


You can't talk about barbecue in Arkansas without talking about Whole Hog Cafe. The restaurant's 'cue was voted best in Little Rock by our readers. Thanks to computer-controlled, gas-fired smokers that maintain consistent flavor and quality in its meat, Whole Hog has developed into a burgeoning chain — with six locations in Arkansas, one in New Orleans, two in Memphis and two in New Mexico — capable of delivering vast amounts of mouthwatering food in minutes.

That unique marriage of speed and quality led us to hit up head hog Ron Blasingame to find out the numbers behind Whole Hog's success. Here are the daily averages for the flagship location in Riverdale, a regular on the list of top grossing restaurants in Little Rock. The numbers includes patrons served through catering and in the restaurant.

Gallons of tea: 16

Pounds of potato salad: 150

Pounds of bake beans: 150

Pounds of slaw: 75

Number of orders of BBQ nachos: 35

Number of baked potatoes: 50

Pounds of salad: 20

Racks of ribs: 60

Whole chickens: 128

Pounds of pork butts: 360

Pounds of beef brisket: 120

Pounds of pork loin: 10

Gallons of sauce: 25

Number of brownies: 60

Cashiers: 6

Busers: 4

Line chefs: 4

Cooks: 16

Customers: 630



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