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We're Open Indy: King Ribs Bar-B-Q thanks community for its support

Continuous long lines led to the need for more hands-on-deck — this BBQ joint is hiring.
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Posted at 8:56 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-06 10:13:57-05

INDIANAPOLIS — It's Takeout Tuesday, and if you're ready to eat like a king, it's time to head to either the city's east or west side.

'King Ribs' is a city staple. And the lines of people continually waiting for their turn know its some of the best food in Indy.

"Business has been pretty good. We kind of started off kind of slow ... then it just slowly started picking back up. About normal for 16th Street but above normal for Keystone, for some reason," David Williams, the owner of the 16th Street King Ribs, said.

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Williams' wife runs the Keystone Avenue location — which has had a line that wraps its entire parking lot to the road from the time it opens until close.

Williams is not sure why King Ribs has been extremely packed throughout the coronavirus crisis, but his team has been so busy they're now hiring for about six new people at both locations.

"The community is being good to King Ribs right now," Williams said.

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"We've been very fortunate," Williams continued. "If anything, we send out our appreciation for our customers. We're glad we can continue to serve them."

Although many have wondered or speculated, Williams says they do not have plans of expanding at this time; only continuing to serve their community the best way they know how.

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King Ribs Bar-B-Q
Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
West side: 3145 W 16th St & East side: 4130 N Keystone Ave

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