In 2011, Greg McDonald took a trip to visit friends in West Virginia. At a party there, he noticed a caterer serving delicious BBQ out of a portable smoker and thought “I should get one of those.”
Greg bit the bullet and got himself a smoker. He started experimenting, smoking at family gatherings, and slowly, a business idea began to cook. Coincidently, that was around the same time he started volunteering at Town Square, which housed its own commercial kitchen.
With the opportunity to use Green Lake Kitchens and take his BBQ to the next level, McDonald decided it was time to buy himself a food truck and use the kitchen to startup his business.
His success came quickly when McDonald opened his own restaurant in Fox Lake in 2015, Mac’s BBQ, serving pulled pork and brisket sandwiches, hand pattied burgers, smoked ribs and a plethora of delicious sides.
Mac’s BBQ moved to a bar in Burnette, where Greg was able to operate at a more comfortable scale. Greg still uses Green Lake Kitchens to prepare for larger catered events. He plans to redo his kitchen so that he could operate entirely from his place in Burnette. His goal is to continue smoking the highest quality of meats and make his customers happy.