Nov 11, 2020
If we had to identify just one way the pandemic has hit us all, we'd guess it's the warping of our sense of time.
Days and weeks run together, months lurch onward, and we find the holidays just around the corner. Back in the spring, we heard of OAK'D Handcrafted BBQ, a planned barbecue restaurant coming to Dallas. The best-laid plans were often foiled by COVID-19, and OAK'D was no exception; the planned summer opening date kept sliding further down the calendar.
Combined with our lack of temporal awareness (do you even quarantine if you don't ask Alexa what day it is once a week?), we'd lost track of OAK'D, until news came that the restaurant would finally open the first week of November. The official first day was Nov. 6, and shortly thereafter, we grabbed our masks and headed over for a look.
J&R Manufacturing began production of pits, rotisseries and broilers in 1974. By 1978 we were building custom units to meet the exact needs of our customers. At times over the ensuing years it seemed that we were creating more custom units than “standard” units, but we love to help a customer create the perfect cooking device for their restaurant. Thanks to our customers, our reputation has grown and J&R has become the “go-to” manufacturer for custom wood burning and gas fired broilers and rotisseries. Growing in popularity are our various combination broiler and rotisserie models which conserve valuable floor space. So, whether it is a back of the house workhorse unit or one of our stunning, focal point creating, display units, please allow us the opportunity to work with you to build a unit that you and your chef will love.