HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Chances are you've heard of McClard's BBQ in Hot Springs. It's become very well known. But in our 'Made in Arkansas', we tell you what you didn't know about the sauce that's become a favorite of many, including Hollywood stars, a president, and a well- known journalist.
"It's a lot of hard work, but it's a tradition," says Phillip McClard.
Long before the sun comes up, he's busy smoking dozens of pounds of ribs, beef and chicken. He explains, "It's been good to the family."
"It's a joint. It's not a restaurant. It's a joint," says Scott McClard.
Their last name is one of the most recognized in Arkansas. "It all started with a recipe," says Scott.
It's a recipe filled with 86 years of success. That's five generations. He adds, "I know most people think it's a made up story, but it's not a made up story."