“So whatever you do eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31

About

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to impact our employees, our customers and vendors through Christ like service in a way that feeds them physically and spiritually.

“So whatever you do eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

Our core values:

  • Integrity — Proverbs 10:9
  • Making a Difference — Matthew 5:13-16
  • Passion — Colossians 3:23
  • Appreciation — Colossians 3:16
  • Compassion — James 1:9
  • Teamwork — Ecclesiastes 4:9

The Parker Family Business

In the mid-40s, Richard Parker of Belvoir, NC sold a tract of timber along the Tar River. Some of the trees that leaned out over the river were rejected by the lumber company as being too difficult to remove. So Mr. Parker gave these to two of his sons, Ralph and Graham, which they snaked down the river and had sawed into lumber. In 1946, these became part of the first Parker's Barbecue Restaurant in Wilson, North Carolina started by Ralph and Graham Parker with their partner Henry Brewer.


Parker's Barbecue Restaurant of Greenville

J.C. Parker, son of Richard Parker and brother to Ralph and Graham Parker, decided in the late 1960s to open a barbecue restaurant in Greenville, NC with his son, Doug Parker. In March of 1970, the first of two Parker's Barbecue Restaurants opened in Greenville. The Parker reputation for great barbecue had preceeded them to Greenville and they have served Greenville's finest pork barbecue for nearly 40 years, drawing on the experience J.C. Parker and his brothers garnered in the early 1940s while working at Alton Respess' Barbecue Restaurant on Greene Street in Greenville.

On opening day as the hungry crowds gathered for the famous Parker's Barbecue, additional waiters and barbecue were imported from the Wilson restaurant to help meet demand. The brothers continued to support each other throughout the years, often meeting about halfway between Wilson and Greenville near Walstonburg, NC to swap whatever was needed.

A lot of long hours and dedication have gone into making Parker's Barbecue of Greenville a regional landmark and the definitive place in Greenville to get pork barbecue. Over 10,000 pounds of barbecue, several thousand pounds each of chicken, slaw, potatoes and Brunswick Stew are purchased weekly from the Greenville locations. Food preparation and cleaning is a 24 hour a day job at Parker's.

Parker's Barbecue of Greenville continues to be a family owned and operated business. Parker's employs over 90 people at the two restaurants serving up the best pork barbecue and chicken in the region. Visit one of our two locations and enjoy our food and hospitality.


In The News

Parker's Barbecue, A Family Business is Making Big Strides

June 13, 2016

For almost 50 years, ENC has been enjoying Parker’s Barbecue in Greenville, NC. Customers can enjoy eating in, taking out, on site catering, or have bulk food delivered by one of our friendly staff. Parker’s even ships their hand chopped, whole hog BBQ to customers across the nation. And now, the icon of the barbecue world in eastern North Carolina has opened its very first drive-thru at the Greenville Boulevard location in Greenville North Carolina…


This D.C. pork was quite tasty

April 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. senators from across the country got a taste of Greenville on Thursday.

Parker’s Barbecue owner Billy Parker made a five-hour trip to the nation’s capitol to cook up lunch hosted by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., who showcased several North Carolina...


Best Restaurant in Each North Carolina County, 2015

April 6, 2015

CHARLESTON FOOD BLOGGERS — The criteria for this list was: Taste, Experience, and Uniqueness. This is the first time a county by county list of the best restaurants in North Carolina has been compiled…


Beaufort County Schools signs on with biodiesel fundraising program

October 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, NC. — Another school district in the East will soon get cash for used cooking oil. Beaufort County Schools officially signed on with the Biodiesel 4 Schools….Parker’s Barbecue in Greenville has been a major supporter of the program for Pitt County Schools. Every week, its two locations are responsible for turning about 600 gallons of used cooking oil into profitable biodiesel…


Pigging out at Pinehurst

June 7, 2014

Pinehurst, NC — Golf fans will have the opportunity to enjoy some Greenville grub while they’re watching the world’s top golfers play the difficult Pinehurst No. 2 course next week.

Parker’s Barbecue of Greenville was selected to provide pork barbecue for the Men’s U.S. Open golf championship next week at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst…


Local BBQ Restaurant Feeds Hungry Golf Fans At Pinehurst

June 7, 2014

Pinehurst, NC — A local restaurant is serving up its famous food at Pinehurst this week after being chosen as one of the official caterers of the US Open Golf Championship.

The tournament's main caterer is a Maryland company that wanted to put authentic Eastern North Carolina barbeque on the menu. After numerous visits and months of consideration, Parker's Barbeque in Greenville was chosen to supply all of the BBQ served up at the tournament…