This year Warsaw Chamber of Commerce is very proud to honor Rock & Roll BBQ as the 2017 Business of the Year.


The barbecue joint opened up just last year and serves a variety of barbecued favorites in a family-friendly environment. Diners can eat wings or pulled pork with a craft beer or cider, all while enjoying live music in downtown Warsaw.


“In just the little time Rock and Roll BBQ has been open, the business has been a success,” said Chamber Treasurer Jack Marsh.


Owners Dan Bess and Shawn Bailey are no strangers to the area. Bailey is originally from Warsaw, and Bess is from Pembroke, but they both work to bring things to do in the community.


The restaurant conducted a car show, which is coming back in July, a pancake breakfast they held to raise money for the 4-H program; a haunted house they put on together which raised money for Peers Helping Peers in Warsaw.


All of this comes on top of their duties not only in the restaurant but elsewhere in the community. Bess owns Rock and Roll Tattoo and Piercing next to the barbecue place, while Bailey is a property manager in the area.


“These two have so much fun with their business and are looking forward to having so much more,” Marsh said.