Q&A with CAC Alumni and Owner of Wright's BBQ
Jordan Wright ('04) graduated from the University of Arkansas with a major in Communications. Now, he owns one of the top-rated BBQ restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. Join us as we ask Jordan about his journey from Mustang Mountain to BBQ master.
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Jordan. We are thrilled to learn more about what you’ve been up to! Give us a brief recap of what happened between college graduation and where you are now.
During college I took a year off to go to India to be a missionary. I ended up getting engaged in India, came back, got married, finished my last year of school and worked at various sales jobs. I did sales, IT, food service sales and then industrial sales with Tyson. So, from around 2010 to 2016 I was doing sales and jobs geared towards food.
What got you interested in smoking meat and ultimately sharing it with people?
My dad got me a Green Egg as a Christmas present to make up for the fact that when I was 12 he got a chemistry set for Christmas and I hated science – it was the worst present ever. So from age 12 to 25 everything was always, “Well, at least it’s not a chemistry set.” One Christmas morning I walk outside and there’s a Green Egg sitting there and my dad says, “Don’t ever bring up the chemistry set again.”
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