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Where Mackie goes, we ...
Where Mackie goes, we follow!
at 940- 636- 4904
Place your order and he'll even bring it out to the car.
(So you don't have to leave the comfort of your warm vehicle)Mackie Hayes, owner/operator of Above Average BBQ, has been pulling his "rolling restaurant" around Wichita Falls since 2005.He
has a built in kitchen and a full size meat smoker that he
pulls all around the area.Call him for your catering projects ... instead of covered trays you get the whole restaurant. Mr. Hayes
takes pride in the quality of his
food and its preparation.He
selects the Hickory wood he
uses to smoke meats from family land in Crockett, then fires the wood for several hours.His
pit is designed to tenderize the meat.All of Above Average BBQ
's meat is smoked, from bologna to hot links. Mackie
told us that he
injects special bling- bling into his
turkey legs and then he
baptizes them in peanut oil.YUM!
Mackie Hayes, owner of ...
Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average B-B-Q, had a not-so-average experience this week.
For almost two years, Hayes
has sold barbecue from his
little restaurant-in-a-trailer on a strip mall parking lot at Midwestern Parkway and Jacksboro Highway. He
said about 6 p.m. Tuesday two men and a woman came up to the trailer and ordered food.
Moments later they came back to the counter-window and demanded money. Hayes
said when he
refused to give it, they padlocked his
door and he
found himself trapped in the business he'd built from the wheels up.
Then the lights went out. Hayes
said it dawned on him the thieves were stealing his
saw it sticking out of the hatch of their PT Cruiser as they sped away. Hayes
said as he
was crawling out a trailer window, one of his
regular customers pulled up on a motorcycle, learned what was happening and gave chase.
The bandits' getaway car shook the biker near Kemp Boulevard, Hayes
substituted a "make-do" power supply and said he
was just thankful he's
still able to continue serving his
"above average barbecue."
Five or six days a week, ...
Five or six days a week, Mackie Hayes pulls his modern-day chuck wagon into town.The owner of Above Average Barbecue calls his rolling restaurant his war wagon.
"I am fighting a war against poverty," he
laughed."I am trying to make a living."
daily schedule can vary because of catering jobs, he's
at the corner of Jacksboro Highway and Midwestern Parkway on most Tuesdays and Thursdays.And the wagon is usually in the Circuit City parking lot on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, stands beside his cooking trailer.
...Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, stands beside his cooking trailer.
On the first and the 15th of most months, Hayes
can be found in front of the Base Exchange at Sheppard Air Force Base.Hayes
mobile barbecue business almost two years ago.Being a restaurateur is something that "I have in my blood," he
said."My grandmother owned Hidden Village
and the Bluebird Inn on the East Side in the '60s and '70s."Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, puts a dash of seasoning on his slow-smoked ribs.
...Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, puts a dash of seasoning on his slow-smoked ribs.Hayes
remembers hanging out at his
grandmother's restaurants as a kid and listening to her
stories about growing up and making her
also liked her
has always cooked, he
never sold any of it before developing his
current business.Instead, he
would show off his
culinary skills for friends, his
church and school activities.Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, makes a rib basket in the traveling cooking trailer set up near Jacksboro Highway and Midwestern Parkway.
...Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, makes a rib basket in the traveling cooking trailer set up near Jacksboro Highway and Midwestern Parkway.
But after winning the River Oaks Care Center Annual Rib Cook-Off
spare ribs in 2005, he
thought about cooking for a living.
The freedom of owning his
own business had become important for him after his
mother had a stroke.
...Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, slices a few of his mesquite and pecan smoked ribs. Hayes' cooking motto is "You need no teeth to chew our meat."
...Mackie Hayes, owner of Above Average Barbecue, slices a few of his mesquite and pecan smoked ribs.
Hayes' cooking motto is "You need no teeth to chew our meat."Hayes
bought a trailer and put the ingredients together bit by bit until he
present modern kitchen on wheels and two smokers.
You can ask him about anything relating to his
business except for the recipes.
"They are family recipes," he
said, "and I can't share them with anybody."He will have been the head chef of Above Average Barbecue for two years this coming February.
"I am the head cook," he
The name Above Average Barbecue
came from a close friend of Hayes
who was a disc jockey.