Brenda’s Bar-Be-Que Pit is owned and operated by father and daughter team Larry Bethune Sr. and Donetta Bethune. The restaurant was founded in 1942 by Donetta’s grandmother, Jereline Bethune, and guests continue to line up around the block to try their famous ribs, barbecue chicken plates, and pig ear sandwiches. 

Bonus: During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, organizers held strategy meetings in the restaurant’s back garden where Jereline taught classes to help Black people pass the literacy tests at the polls. 

Business Owner
Donetta Bethune & Larry Bethune Sr.

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