Mustang fans can enjoy Ferris Wheelers BBQ this season

DALLAS Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard & BBQ joins the Dallas family of SMU Mustangs fans this season as the Official BBQ of SMU Athletics.

The multi-year sponsorship agreement between Dallas-based This & That Hospitality, owner of Ferris Wheelers, is multi-faceted and will include additional offerings within its corporate portfolio. Located in the Design District, Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ offers a popular menu in the shade of a 50-foot Ferris wheel.

Mustang fans can enjoy Ferris Wheelers BBQ on Boulevard and at Ford Stadium during home football games. Ferris Wheelers will also be attending basketball games starting in November.

Additionally, This & That’s Sfuzzi will serve as the official post-game goal for SMU Athletics at the start of the fall soccer, football and volleyball season. This continues into the basketball season for both men’s and women’s teams, as well as tennis in the spring. Fans can find Sfuzzi on North Henderson Street and follow Mustang schedules online at Sfuzzi will also host an away game party during basketball season, with the exact date and opponent to be announced later.


“We are very excited to get a foot in the door with SMU Athletics. Our goal is to make sure we offer quality products with a fun approach, and we will! We look forward to making an impact on students, alumni and sports teams. We are very proud to announce that we will be the official SMU Athletics BBQ and the official post-game destination for all SMU sports…GO PONIES!” said Phil Schanbaum, Owner of This & That Hospitality.

“We are proud that This & That’s Support is heading into a new collegiate athletics season and look forward to introducing fans to all that we have planned together,” he said josh white, Managing Director of LEARFIELD’s Mustang Sports Properties, multimedia rights holder of SMU Athletics. “It’s incredibly valuable that we continue to build these connections with local businesses who want to get involved, return to the community, and support the great things SMU Athletics is doing for their hundreds of student-athletes who call Dallas their home.”

About SMU Athletics
Among the top 20% of the best national universities of US News and World Report, SMU is the only NCAA FBS program in Dallas, Texas, a top 5 media market. Since 2013, SMU has invested more than $250 million in athletics facilities and won 30 conference championships. With over a century of track and field heritage, SMU has won eight national championships, over 170 conference championships and more than 150 NCAA top 10 finishes. SMU student athletes have won over 100 individual national championships and received over 1,900 All-America honors. For more information about SMU and its coaches, student athletes and teams, visit

This and That Hospitality, led by restaurateurs Phil Schanbaum and Brandon Hays, is responsible for bringing to life some of Dallas’ most vibrant and entertaining concepts. The couple’s extensive portfolio of adult playgrounds includes neighborhood staples like High Fives, Tiny Victories, The Whippersnapper, Alice, Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ, Sfuzzi, Double D’s and Popular Gyms, Session Pilates and Ding Ding. With more than a decade of experience in the Dallas restaurant scene, the dynamic duo has their finger on the pulse of new restaurant development and consumer interest. This and That Hospitality has earned them an enviable pool of experience and a solid reputation as restaurateurs who get results. Visit for more information and updates.