Our Community

What does community mean to us? Everything.

Community isn’t just where we live. It’s who we are. Otherwise, we wouldn’t love Bar-B-Q — preparing it, serving it, and eating it — as much as we do. Because Bar-B-Q is all about bringing people together, and in a very real way, keeping them together. Jim ‘N Nick’s is proud to be a part of every community we live in, and we’re equally proud to give back by supporting local organizations and events. Let’s see how we can help yours.

Company History

It all started in 1985 when Jim and his son reclaimed an old pizza parlor on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham, AL. It would be the very first Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Since then, we’ve grown to become a Southern institution, with 42 restaurants in six states. 

Local owners are taught the recipes and techniques, which they then pass on to the cooks and pitmasters in each location. Commitment to the flavors and hospitality of the South drives our team to keep exploring — to continue meeting those who bring real food and soul to the table. This quest leads us many different places: small Mom-and-Pop chicken shacks, convenience stores in Louisiana selling great boudin, events and conferences, and white tablecloth restaurants. The idea is to keep and honor our tradition, but never stop learning. Preserve and perfect the old ways, while always trying to blaze new trails.

Community Outreach

Give back to those who need it the most.