New BBQ Joint Taking Over Jack & Jameson’s Old Spot


In July, the owners of Jack and Jameson’s barbeque restaurant announced that they were closing up at 509 Hillsboro Road and moving elsewhere.

Those doors won’t stay closed much longer. Judge Bean’s BBQ, an established Brentwood favorite, is opening Franklin digs there, according to paperwork from the city of Franklin.

“There initially may not be any work that requires a permit,” Milissa Reierson, Communications Director for Franklin, said. “They may just do some aesthetic work and get open for business.”

Owners Bobby Burton and Andy Johnson hope to start slinging the slaw by November, a manager at the 7022 Church Street location in Brentwood said over the phone. Burton and Johnson were not immediately reachable for comment. The co-owners took over the Texas-style BBQ spot together in 2010.

Judge Bean’s will now be the third BBQ joint to inhabit the Hillsboro Road restaurant, tucked in on a rise above Independence Square by Del Rio Pike. The Texas-style Judge Bean’s menu brings the roadhouse back to its culinary roots.

Rooster Beane and Mickey Bodden opened the Texas-roadhouse-style Mickey Roos there in December 2005. By 2016 Jack and Jameson’s took over. With its spread-out patio, live country-western music and long, well-acquitted bar earned locals loyalty beyond their satisfied stomachs. Judge Bean’s, so long a Brentwood staple, should enjoy the same support.

Bean’s appetizers include nachos, wings and fried pickles; and its entrees include tacos and quesadillas.


  1. If they brighten it up some so that it’s not so dark and dreary inside when you walk in, that would be a GREAT start … slap on some lighter wall paint

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