Since we get the same questions from you guys & gals (especially about the Braves) I'm going to post them in no particular order.
Question 1: Are we going to move with the Braves to Cobb County?
No, is the short answer. The long one is that we have never had any affiliation with the Braves and the main reason why we opened up was to accommodate the guests of the Country Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn next to us.
Question 2: Are you going to close down once the Braves leave?
Again, no. We plan to keep serving the Summerhill, Grant Park, Peoplestown & Mechanicsville neighborhoods around us. We have worked hard over the last two years to improve our local presence and with us being the only restaurant close by for most people, we will continue to serve our neighborhood.
Question 3: How long has the "Bullpen" been here?
I don't know for sure but I think 1991. It wasn't the "Bullpen" back then though, it was called Jimmy Dee's Bar & Grill. Back then it was across the street from a Fulton County Stadium parking lot. The restaurant changed owners in 1997 to the Bullpen Bar & Grill and we changed our name to the current Bullpen Rib House in 2011.
Question 4: Do you sell beef ribs?
Afraid we currently don't and won't for the foreseeable future. The reason being is price. There are a couple of barbecue restaurants that sell them on occasion, like Fox Bros, but they do so at a loss. With our razor thin margins on our 4.99 lunch specials, we unfortunately can't do the same.
Question 5: What kind of rib restaurant is out to ribs?
We get this question often when we run out of ribs towards the end of the day. Since ribs take 3-4 hours to smoke and another 1 hour to prep we have to plan ahead for the day to see how much we need for the day. Sometimes we we get it right, sometimes we get it wrong. It's better to think of us as a bakery; you usually can expect a bakery to run out of bread towards the end of the day.
Question 6: Is it busy during a game?
You can expect a line to form 2 hours before a game except on Saturdays when it gets busy earlier. On Monday to Thursday games though we usually don't get really really busy; you can usually stand in line for 5 minutes and get your order in 15 minutes. During the game we get pretty dead and get busy again when the game lets out.
Question 7: Do we have a full bar?
Why yes we do. Well, actually its not a complete bar with the bells and whistles. For instances, we don't stock bitters to make an old fashioned or vermouth to make martinis. If a an Absolut & cranberry or a whiskey sour is what your after though, we can sure give you that.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask in the comments.