The Santee Review, the City of Santee's blog, recently released a few new details about Phil's BBQ opening a new location currently in Santee. An opening date for the much-loved restaurant, recently named Best BBQ 2012 by San Diego Magazine, is scheduled for around October 2012.
Here are a few facts from the blog:
- This location will include twice as many beers on tap and separate bar designed for those waiting in line- and Phil's BBQ is known for lines out the door.
- Though Phil's does little advertising (word of mouth does the trick), they will be wrapping a trolley car with an ad for the new location, conveniently placed right next to Santee's .
- An "expansion team" took three years to find the perfect East County spot for a new restaurant, with the new SR-52 expansion sealing the deal for Santee.
- The new spot is 7,000 sq. feet, and $2 million is being invested in reenovating the restaurant.