May 16, 2023, Royse City, TX-  On what would have been her 102nd birthday, May 20, 2023, family-owned and operated Soulman’s Bar-B-Que is honoring the memory of matriarch Mary Alice ‘Memer’ Hallett, who peacefully passed away on March 7, 2023, with a piece of her pie to accompany each of the first 102 meals ordered at each of their of  19 North Texas locations, while supplies last.

“When Soulman’s Bar-B-Que opened their doors on October 19th, 1974, Ms. Hallett’s homemade recipes were the foundation of the menu, including her melt-in-your-mouth Buttermilk Pie, “says CEO Brett Randle.  “Family recipes and family values have been passed down through multiple generations, making Soulman’s a staple in North Texas for our commitment to great food and traditions. Honoring Memer and the place she held in our strong family business is best served with a piece of her culinary legacy. Throughout the day, all guests who order a dine-in meal will be offered a piece of buttermilk pie that bursts with flavor and has stood the test of time for almost five decades,” concludes Randle.

About Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

For almost 50 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest-to-please bar-b-que lovers….Texans!  Founded in Pleasant Grove, Texas in 1974, Soulman’s had only a few simple goals—serve great Texas-style BBQ and offer friendly, sincere service.  Soulman’s original family recipes are still the foundation for the company’s success, from their eight different types of meat that are smoked “low & slow” over only hickory wood to their famous homemade sides, including Ranch house beans and Texas-style cream corn! Throughout the years, this family-owned and operated company has remained true to its original strive for success and customer satisfaction and is honored to be considered one of the Top Bar-B-Que Chains in America (2018) and Best Bar-B-Que in Dallas for Takeout  & Delivery (2020).

Soulman’s currently owns and operates 19 North and East Texas locations in Allen, Cedar Hill, Fort Worth, Forney, Garland, Greenville, Hurst, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mesquite, Quinlan, Red Oak, Rockwall I-30, Rockwall Goliad, Royse City,  Sulphur Springs, Terrell, and Van. To learn more about Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, visit them online at or on Facebook at



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