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Thanks to Mom -- and the rest is barbecue history

By Gary Popp
Published in News on June 20, 2012 1:46 PM

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Carl Lewis Jr. smiles while holding two bottles of his John Boy and Billy's Grillin' Sauce inside Old South Foods. Lewis began cooking the sauce at home, and now his Eastern Carolina BBQ sauce is on sale throughout the country.

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Carl Lewis Jr. holds a bottle of John Boy and Billy's Grillin' Sauce after it rolled off the conveyer belt after being bottled at Old South Foods. More than 70,000 bottles are distributed each year.

FREMONT -- "It started with my mom's recipe." With those words, Carl Lewis Jr. begins the long story that has taken him to the heights of barbecue fame as the maker of the popular John Boy and Billy's Grillin'...

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