Lexington’s Speedy’s Barbecue is preparing to move from its 60-year-old home


After nearly four years of worries and sleepless nights, Roy Dunn, owner of Speedy’s Barbecue Inc., has peace of mind knowing his 60-year-old restaurant has a new location to call home.

Speedy’s Barbecue will move to 408 Piedmont Drive in the former Tricia’s Catering location sometime in March after having made its home at 1317 Winston Road for decades. Even before Dunn worked in the former Speedy’s Drive-In in 1963, the Winston Road building housed many restaurants, including the Rainbow Sandwich Shop in the 1940s and Tussey’s Barbecue, Dunn said.

Speedy’s Barbecue must vacate its long-term home by March 1 to make way for the Winston Road widening project. Most of the shops on the same side of Winston Road have already been demolished by NC Department of Transportation employees or contractors for the project.