Arkansas’ Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: The Meat Shoppe

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Meat Shoppe is a two-time 2019 award winner in Arkansas!

For southern barbecue at its finest, there’s no better restaurant to eat at in Gravel Ridge than The Meat Shoppe.

The Meat Shoppe has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 97.49 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top 10 restaurants in all of Arkansas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Kent has taken care of our family for years. We’ve never had a bad experience here. The lunch is great. The meat is great. Call ahead for special orders. [Our] favorites are the summer sausage, the stuffed pork loin and the Cajun spices near the register. We live out of town now and stock up every time we’re back here.” – Lauren C.

Not Your Average Restaurant

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Kent, the owner of The Meat Shoppe.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes The Meat Shoppe a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Arkansas. Here’s what Kent had to say:

“You can’t imitate authenticity, and you can’t imitate fresh! We make our own barbecue sauce, and we use only fresh ingredients.”

He went on to add:

“We’ve been here almost 20 years! We’re a hybrid between a meat market and restaurant specializing in southern cooking.”

We also asked Kent what their mission is at The Meat Shoppe and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“We sell fresh meat, and we aim to get people back around the dinner table. We want to make a positive impact on the community. We offer fresh, high-quality products at good, affordable prices.”

Building Success Through Hard Work and Quality Service

Kent attributes The Meat Shoppe’s strong online reputation to their commitment to working hard and offering their clients quality service and products:

“We make everything from scratch. We just try to be authentic and fresh!”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Meat Shoppe has gotten their name out there mostly through word of mouth; although, they’ve invested a little bit of money into advertising and promotions on television and the radio.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation The Meat Shoppe has. When we asked Kent what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Work hard, and try to do right. Just do the best you can do! If you do that, your business will get better.”

Congratulations to the team at The Meat Shoppe for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kent, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Meat Shoppe in Gravel Ridge. Visit their website today!

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