We had the good fortune of connecting with Paul Morehead and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Paul, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success would have to be my team. My team believes in my cooking skills and they work hard to help my dream come true. If you don’t have a strong team that is working with you then it is hard to succeed.
What should our readers know about your business?
Well I started Tarheel Smokehouse BBQ in 2019, over the past two years it grew from a small trailer grill into an 26ft food trailer. Our food is a different type of smoke barbecue that originated in the east side of North Carolina. Our taste isn’t like anything you have ever tasted before. I am most proud of the fact that our customers enjoy my food and continue to spread the word about my food. Getting to where I am today was not an easy road, there were a lot of long nights of trying to prefect my signature tasty. To overcome my challenges, I had to have a strong team which they are called “Team Tarheel”. If they didn’t believe in Tarheel Smokehouse BBQ, than I still would have more challenges than I did. I learned that you can’t get anywhere alone. No matter how many people say they became successful by themselves, there was always one person that helped along the road. I would like the world to know that Tarheel Smokehouse BBQ, is an new brand that has good food as well as incredible gourmet sauces.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would defiantly want to check out 656 Sports Bar, they have some real good drinks. We would also hit up JR Crickets for some wings. I can’t forget Rodeo Sports Bar in Morrow and also Seven’s Sports Bar in Stockbridge.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout my family and friends that believed in me when I was just selling small plates out of my kitchen. They really supported me from day one. I always dreamed of going into business and having my very owned sports bar. I told the idea to one of my best friends that I consider my brother, Manthel Boone. This is the first time that he was excited about the idea as I was. I was doing a lot of researching about having a food truck since a sports bar was out of our league at that time. We started by getting a small trailer grill and I would do small orders for friends. So without Boone, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
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