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Joe and Peggy Swicegood have operated Little Pigs BBQ in Asheville for over fifty years. It began as part of the Little Pigs BBQ of America franchises, but by 1967, the chain was bankrupt. However, Joe and Peggy just kept right on going with their restaurant. Generally barbecue was too hard to do in a fast-food restaurant. McDonald's had tried but soon switched to hamburgers. Joe and Peggy had have a successful run, for as Joe says, \"If the food is good, the slaw is tasty, the place is clean, and the people are treated right, they'll come back.\"
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 81 Issue 10, Mar 2014, p51-52, 54, il, por Periodical Website
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Little Pigs Bar-B-Q is Asheville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant. It has been open 53 years and stands out among Asheville’s diverse cuisine due to its simple philosophy.