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Two Nashville Barbecue Joints by the Numbers

How much smoked meat do Peg Leg Porker and Edley's Bar-B-Que sell?

Pork ribs and loaded nachos at Peg Leg Porker
Pork ribs and loaded nachos at Peg Leg Porker
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Two of Nashville's most popular barbecue spots, Peg Leg Porker and Edley's Bar-B-Que, both put up some big numbers when it comes to smoked meat. Pitmaster Carey Bringle's Peg Leg Porker in the Gulch is the Nashville go-to when it comes to pork ribs. And Edley's co-owner Will Newman's original location in 12 South sells out of its lunchtime-only brisket on a daily basis. So here, now, is a breakdown of both in BARBECUE BY THE NUMBERS:

Peg Leg Porker

903 Gleaves Street
Average pounds of pork ribs sold per week: 2,038

Average pounds of pulled pork sold per week: 1,100

Average pounds of wings sold per week: 186

Average number of half-chickens sold per week: 300

Average number of nacho orders per week: 295

Best-selling side: Macaroni and cheese, 600 pounds per week

Edley’s Bar-B-Que

2706 12th Avenue South location ONLY
Average pounds of pulled pork sold per week: 1,393

Average pounds of pork ribs sold per week: 240

Average pounds of brisket sold per week: 620

Average pounds of wings sold per week: 296

Average number of Tuck Specials sold per week: 185

Average number of Bushwackers sold per week: 304

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