Stookey’s Famous Bar-B-Que is for sale

By Bill O’Boyle [email protected]

			
				                                Stookey’s Famous Bar B Que in Plymouth Township is for sale.
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Stookey’s Famous Bar B Que in Plymouth Township is for sale.

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<p>A Stookey’s Famous Bar B Que sandwich.</p>
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A Stookey’s Famous Bar B Que sandwich.

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<p>Ralph Frank, owner of Stookey’s Famous Bar B Que in Plymouth Township.</p>
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Ralph Frank, owner of Stookey’s Famous Bar B Que in Plymouth Township.

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PLYMOUTH TWP. — After 94 years in business, Stookey’s Famous Bar-B-Que on Route 11 in West Nanticoke is for sale.

The 4,000 square-foot property is listed for sale on the Lewith & Freeman Real Estate website at $465,000.

Ralph Frank, owner of the business, was unavailable for comment, but the plan to sell the business was confirmed by workers in the restaurant,

The listing invites prospective buyers to “Continue the tradition,” calling the restaurant a “fantastic business opportunity for someone looking for consistent cash flow,” praising its “reputation for excellence.”

“Adjacent food production plant offers opportunity for expansion or food distribution. Sale includes real estate, equipment, inventory, etc.,” the listing adds.

According to the restaurant’s website, the business has been serving up applewood smoked meats and poultry, with their famous family sauce recipe, since 1926.

It started out as a small roadside stand opened by Ralph and Margaret Stookey beside Route 11 in that year. Frank is their grandson.

Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.