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We're Open, Tallahassee: Big Babies BBQ offers drive-thru service, discounts for frontline workers

Posted at 6:49 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 18:49:08-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

It's Takeout Tuesday, so we're highlighting a Gadsden County BBQ food truck owner, who's showing love to fellow law enforcement and now offering a drive-thru.

Donald Murphy opened Big Babies BBQ in Quincy in 2014.

The retired law enforcement officer understands what first responders are going through during this pandemic, so he fed nearly 200 of them for free last month while he was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"They're out there putting their life in the way of ours," said Murphy. "They have to go out and do work while we sit at home and enjoy life. From working at Wakulla, we have incidents where we have to be locked in 12, 16 hours. Ain't nothing like a hot meal. Me and my wife decided, let's get them a hot meal too, and let them know that we do care about them."

Murphy just re-opened his food truck last Friday, and one of his specialties is hog in a honeycomb.

Now that he's back open, Murphy is offering a new way for everyone to get his delicious dishes.

"Well right now we do drive thru service on the food truck," Murphy said. "You actually drive up to the window, we take your order, and you stay in your vehicle and we take your order that way. So that way we don't get close contact with you. You don't get in close contact with us or anybody else."

Big Babies BBQ is also offering discounted meals to frontline workers.

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