423 Virginia Street West, Charleston, West Virginia 25302 PHONE: (304) 400-4977/(304) 550-4431
HOURS: MON – SAT 9:30AM – 10PM We Deliver $20.00 or more + $5.00 Deliver Fee
MEET ADRIAN “BAY” WRIGHT
CHEF & OWNER DEM 2 BROTHERS & A GRILL
Five years ago, Dem 2 Brothers and A Grill Owner Adrian “Bay” Wright was selling his delicious ribs, pulled pork and his mouth-watering barbecue sauce on the side of the road in Charleston, West Virginia.
The lines for Wright’s barbecue snaked down the road and each day more customers arrived. Wright, who was only in town to attend his best friend’s wedding, knew he stumbled on something big and his family convinced to stay.
Wright currently owns two restaurants, two food trucks, with steady crowds, who have used Yelp to tell the rest of the world just how great the food is at Dem 2 Brothers & A Grill. As a result of the positive ratings on Yelp Wright caught the attention of the Food Network. He was featured on “Southern Fried Road Trip.” He was recently featured in Leisure Group Travel magazine and Zagat.com.
Wright has more than 200 customers stop by Dem 2 Brothers & A Grill on “The Best-Smelling Corner in Charleston;” each day for mouth-watering signature ribs and full menu of other items — including pulled pork, sweet potato casserole, collard greens, baked beans and mac & cheese.
A Charleston High School football standout, Wright played for Virginia Union University before he started a stint in the NFL. After his football career ended in 1987, he took ownership of a successful barbecue joint and a car wash in Florida before he decided to move back to West Virginia to help take care of his mother. Wright, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running Back, connects his success back to football and his family.
Wright hosts several community events including a Back-to-School Party to provide local kids with school supplies and backpacks. He also sponsors a Christmas Party for children and gives away bikes, toys and free food. When nearby West Virginia towns were flooding, Wright loaded up his truck and fed displaced families.
“When it comes to food and football repetition is key. In football you are learning plays and in the kitchen you are learning food. The taste and quality of the food has to be on point everyday and in football your performance matters. That’s what keeps people coming back to Dem 2 Brothers.” – Adrian Wright