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       Robert and Debi Santoro both retired to Payson in 2018 with the hope that they would be able to share their love of BBQ with those around them. Robert Santoro retired from the Motion Picture/Television industry. Working closely with the Food Network Channel, he designed and supplied high-end, commercial mobile kitchens to many popular Food Network shows. Debi, a retired elementary school teacher, and Robert would enter BBQ competitions whenever they had the chance.  Robert had been keeping an eye out for an opportunity to buy property to pursue his dream of opening a great BBQ restaurant. When he found out the historic  Journigan House was up for sale, he knew this would be the perfect location to realize his dream. So begins the story of Rim Country BBQ.


        It is our pleasure to bring World Class BBQ to beautiful Payson, Arizona. Rim Country BBQ is a place where our guests can share our love for great food. Our goal is to consistently deliver the best BBQ you’ve had each time you visit our restaurant. We believe Rim Country BBQ will soon be the best BBQ restaurant not only in Payson but the best in Arizona.

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