Allen Birchfield works the hickory-wood brick smoking pit at Summit Hickory Pit BBQ in Lee’s Summit. The son of Summit’s owners, Mike Ghani and Katy Birchfield, Allen started working at the restaurant at age 14 when it first opened. “Some people might not like it, but I enjoy working with my parents,” he says. “We are a family-oriented restaurant and family comes first. We don’t stay open late so we can be with our families.”
Allen Birchfield works the hickory-wood brick smoking pit at Summit Hickory Pit BBQ in Lee’s Summit. The son of Summit’s owners, Mike Ghani and Katy Birchfield, Allen started working at the restaurant at age 14 when it first opened. “Some people might not like it, but I enjoy working with my parents,” he says. “We are a family-oriented restaurant and family comes first. We don’t stay open late so we can be with our families.” Anne Marie Hunter Special to the Journal
Allen Birchfield works the hickory-wood brick smoking pit at Summit Hickory Pit BBQ in Lee’s Summit. The son of Summit’s owners, Mike Ghani and Katy Birchfield, Allen started working at the restaurant at age 14 when it first opened. “Some people might not like it, but I enjoy working with my parents,” he says. “We are a family-oriented restaurant and family comes first. We don’t stay open late so we can be with our families.” Anne Marie Hunter Special to the Journal

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