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About Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Q
Hayward and Hattie Spears opened the original Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que on August 19, 1972. It was a small, single-room restaurant at the corner of 95th and Antioch. As word spread about Hayward’s delicious barbeque, the crowds grew larger and larger, even lining up outside the front door! It wasn’t long before Hayward realized that he’d have to move his burgeoning business to a larger space in order to accommodate the growing number of loyal customers.
In 1981, foreseeing the coming development boom in southern Overland Park, Hayward bought some land in the undeveloped outskirts of the city (at 110th and Antioch) that could accommodate any size gathering.