Popular city centre restaurant in shock closure

Red's True Barbecue / Facebook

A popular barbecue restaurant in Nottingham city centre appears to have closed its doors for the final time due to “business costs and the cost-of-living crisis.”

Red’s True Barbecue opened in 2015 at 11 Queen Street in premises previously occupied by Fopp.

Styling itself as an “Authentic American Smokehouse”, the venue offered a range of smoked meats, burgers, wings, rubs and dips as well as some plant-based options.

A notice posted outside the restaurant reads: “Sorry for the inconvenience, but due to business costs and the cost-of-living crisis Red’s True BBQ will be closing for the unseeable future. Thank you to everyone that has been with us over the years, it has been an absolute pleasure!”

As recently as Tuesday the restaurant was still advertising Valentine’s Day promotions on its Facebook page.

The venue’s web page has been removed.

The Manchester branch of Red’s is also understood to have closed.

As we went to press it was unclear how many jobs are affected by the closures.

Red’s True Barbecue’s remaining restaurants are located in Bradford, Headingley, Huddersfield, Hull and Leeds. The chain’s venue in Shoreditch closed in 2018.

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