Video: Sugarfire Smoke House Announces O'Fallon, IL Grand Opening

April 25, 2018 - 5:27 pm

O'FALLON, Ill. (KMOX) - Sugarfire Smoke House is pleased to announce its expansion into Illinois with the opening of its ninth location at 1425 Green Mount Road in O’Fallon. Based out of St. Louis, the award-winning smoke house will open for lunch at 11 a.m. this Monday, April 30.

Sugarfire founder and chef Mike Johnson will join forces with Gregg Medeiros, John Brauch, Tom Lombardo and Mark Pitliangas as owners of the first Sugarfire to reside in Illinois. Coined “Sugarfire 64,” the O’Fallon location is the second location to open outside of Sugarfire’s home state of Missouri, with the first successfully opening just weeks ago in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

“We’ve had our eye on expanding into Illinois for a while and look forward to getting involved in the community and serving up some Sugarfire ‘que to the great city of O’Fallon!” Johnson says.

As the brand’s largest location to date and first to be built from the ground up, Sugarfire 64 was constructed by Plotcher Construction and boasts over 4,100 square feet.

The Sugarfire 64 menu will be consistent with the other Sugarfire locations, made-to-order on Ole Hickory Smokers and offered alongside daily specials. The counter-service menu, drawn by local artist Brandon Warren, will also highlight local craft beer, boozy milkshakes, and in continuance of the Excel Bottling partnership, Sugarfire Smoked Lager and the exclusive Sugarfire Cherry Cola. Furthermore, the new location will feature one exclusive on-menu special, The Brisket Dip (feat. smoked brisket, caramelized onions & Swiss cheese on a hoagie with au jus), and will offer fresh baked pies and sweets made in-house daily.

Catering and delivery will be available upon opening, and orders may be placed via phone at (618) 360-3473.