Netflix: Queer Eye visits Jones Bar-B-Q, transformation in KCK highly profitable

Queer Eye visits Jones Bar-B-Q/Christopher Smith, Netflix

Queer Eye joins “Jones Bar-B-Q.”

Blog King, Mass Appeal

KANSAS CITY,Kan. — It’s season three of the popular Nexflix series “Queer Eye” and, in the third episode, the Fab Five made the trek to Jones Bar-B-Q, 6706 Kaw Drive, in Kansas City, Kan., to proffer succor to sisters Mary “Little” Jones and Deborah “Shorty” Jones. In the aftermath of their father’s quietus, the 2nd generation pitmasters seized ownership of the family métier and they’ve been in charge for 40 years. They typically serve a long line of ravenous patrons between their business hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

So, what type of modifications took place?

Realizing a makeover was imperative, design guru Bobby Berk stayed behind to refurbish the eatery by concocting upgrades to the kitchen, storefront and patio. Meanwhile, Antoni Porowski and Karamo Brown steered the siblings to a facility where they were able to bottle their classic barbecue sauce.

“It’s been overwhelming, I’ll put it that way,” Deborah said of the Queer Eye experience. “But it’s been nice. I’m not complaining because it’s really done well for the business.” She’s right. The transformation paid immediate dividends as the riblet honchos succeeded in selling their signature condiment.

“As of yesterday morning, we sold 11,000 bottles [of BBQ sauce],” the sisters wrote in an Instagram post. “We averaged 1.7 bottles per minute this weekend. We are feeling so much love and support from all of you. THANK YOU to everyone who ordered a bottle. Your support means so much to us!”

“To all our friends from around the world asking for our sauce, we hear you!”

“It is one of our goals to start shipping internationally soon.”

The sauce can be purchased on the restaurant’s website at

Major congrats to the Queens of BBQ!

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Heather Laurenvil

    2 successful black women making GREAT food. Way to go ladies 🤗👏👐😘. I wanted to bite my phone the food looked so good.

  2. Elesi Waqanibau

    They trending on twitter right now cos of the bbq sauce and it’s sold out everywhere!

  3. Im here because of QueerEYE.

  4. Came to Mass Appeal after watching this episode on Queer Eye ❤️

  5. their bbq makes me horny

  6. nechole bryant

    I live in Kansas City an never been here I have to go now 😩

  7. born n raised in kck

    will be there tomorrow

  8. Two awesome, powerful women!😍💪

  9. Rick the Ruler

    damn 40 years? that better be some good bbq

  10. destiny ilene perez

    I just want some ribs right now 😍🤤

  11. Anyone think of Q39 when they seen this?

  12. all of a sudden i want a beef on bun

  13. nobody does bbq like black people!!!!❤️💚💙🖤💓💗💖💖💝💕

  14. Midnight Cravings

    I need a big ass tray of that BBQ 😋

  15. Keeping up with THE JONES great BBQ…its worth standing in line

  16. Thank the Lord for those who know how to do barbeque right 🤤👏🏾👏🏾 somebody touch your neighbor and say FLAVOR
    Edit: AND they’re representing KC!!! I love this family already

  17. Oliwia Pstrągowska

    Yum I love bbq😋❤🍖🍗🍗🍖

  18. You go ladies, keep those hungry tummies satisfied!

  19. Awww, I love them😍

  20. pinkprettyflowers

    Glad to see they’re still doing amazingly well

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