New partnerships, big news for Detroit’s Slows Bar BQ

Detroit’s popular grill restaurant Slows, which has been serving delicious and nationally recognized barbecue, smoked meat sandwiches, mac and cheese and more in the city for 18 years, is seeing a small ownership reshuffle and plenty of movement for the brand in the coming year.

Slow’s founding chef Brian Perrone, managing director Terry Perrone and catering director Josh Keillor founded Slows Holdings. Former partners Ron, Ryan and Philip Cooley have sold their interests in Slows Holdings but retain ownership of the restaurant building at 2138 Michigan in Corktown and Slows To Go at 4107 Cass in Midtown. Slows plans to be long-term tenants of both buildings.


The Perrones and Keillor, who have been the operating end of the Slows group for several years, have formed a new partnership with New York’s fast-casual barbecue company Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue, which has multiple locations in New York and New Jersey and one in New York York has Florida and Dubai.