Billy Sims Barbecue Coming Sooner Than Later to Bentonville

Billy Sims Barbecue restaurant is scheduled to have a grand opening April 23, Bentonville officials said.

The restaurant, named after the former running back who won the 1978 Heisman Trophy winner for Oklahoma, will be in The Corner Shoppes shopping area on the 3500 block of S.E. J Street.

It will be the first Sims restaurant in Arkansas as the franchise is predominantly located in Oklahoma.

The franchise owner is Bryan Shelton.