Big John’s Bar-B-Q

It’s amazing how many wonderful places there are for enjoying some of the finest pork barbeque in the world right here in Tennessee but, it takes more than just good barbeque to stay in business over the years as Tennessee Crossroads found out when we visited a 40-year-old restaurant filled with family pride. Big John’s Bar-B-Q is permanently closed, but you can watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.


More Information

It's amazing how many wonderful places there are for enjoying some of the finest pork barbeque in the world right here in Tennessee'..but, it takes more than just good barbeque to stay in business over the years as Ken Wilshire found out when he visited a 40-year-old restaurant filled with family pride.

Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community.  Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.

Related Trips