Southern Hospitality was the creation of three friends, one of which is Justin Timberlake, back in 2007. Now, Ryan Tedder, leadman of OneRepublic has become the first franchisee and hopes to bring the restaurant to at least 10 markets around the country:
The first 10 markets Tedder has targeted for a Southern Hospitality BBQ unit are Denver, Colo.; Nashville, Tenn.; Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.; Dallas, Austin and Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; Palo Alto, Calif.; New Orleans and Atlanta.Southern Hospitality BBQ has a "full bar with specialty bourbons and in-house beers" and specializes in Memphis-style BBQ that includes, "a menu of fine pulled pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, BBQ chicken, Southern fried catfish and many other southern favorites." Feel free to check out the entire menu.
The plans are not yet known for when a restaurant will open in the Phoenix area or where exactly it will be, however, I am led to believe it will be somewhere in the east valley and a Scottsdale location would not be surprising at all.