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About Zarda Bar-B-Q
Before there was a Zarda Bar-B-Q there were Zarda Drive-Ins; a collection of hamburger stands built by Norbert Zarda, scattered across Kansas City in Merriam, Gladstone and Blue Springs. “Grandpa Norb” instilled a strong and honest work ethic in his three sons Jerry, Mike and Steve, and growing up they could often be found working in one of Grandpa Norb’s carwashes and, of course, the Zarda Drive-Ins. Norb Zarda inspired an entrepreneurial spirit in the boys. In 1976 Jerry and Mike Zarda, after spending time in real estate development in the Ozark hills a few hours south of Kansas City, decided to open the first ever Zarda Bar-B-Q in Blue Springs, Missouri.