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Hundreds queue in street for Headingley restaurant’s BBQ food giveaway

Samples are handed out to those queuing for Red's True Barbecue in Headingley.

Samples are handed out to those queuing for Red's True Barbecue in Headingley.

HUNDREDS of hungry Headingley residents queued for hours to get a taste of a new barbecue restaurant.

Red’s True Barbecue brought traffic to a standstill on Thursday, July 17, with rooftop bands entertaining over 900 people who waited patiently for their share of free food, with performances by soul-hop artist JJ Rosa, blues band Junkhouse Dog, The Kentucky Cow Tippers and Rat On The Roof.

Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis attended the star-studded opening, along with Hollyoaks and Coronation Street stars.

The new Red’s site has taken over the former Macy’s Grill building, which has had a £460,000 refit.

James Douglas, co-founder of Red’s, said: “This was our chance to say thank you to the people of Leeds who have supported Red’s since opening back in 2012.

“We thought we were going to be busy, but the response was overwhelming.

“Even though some people had to wait up to four hours to eat, everyone remained in high spirits and the atmosphere was incredible.”

 

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