Moving from Houston Texas in 1979, We couldn’t find a restaurant that served the kind of BBQ we were use to, so we cooked at home. Our friends and family were impressed with the quality. “My wife is a pretty good cook and people told her ‘you could sell this!'” . “So we started thinking and praying about it and God opened some doors for us”. At first, we sold BBQ from a food cart part time on summer weekends. As the Business grew, we got a larger trailer and moved to a busier intersection. Several years later we moved our operations into a Shell gas station. Then our current space became available. “I was scared at first, we hadn’t had a lot of overhead up to that time, It was a step of faith…but it has worked out”. Since then, the restaurant has expanded to include both sides of the building and now employs multiple generations of Bibens’ family including my sister-in-law, nephew, nieces, sons, daughter, grandsons, granddaughters-and my wife, who won the Chili Cook-off at Esther Short Park two years running. She also makes a mean Gumbo. Our success centers around the quality of the food, the atmosphere and the people he has working for us. “We all like people. We’re outgoing and engage with the customers and make them feel at home. I like meeting people. When you like it, people know it’s genuine.” Besides good food and service, Goldie’s also offers a unique ambiance.
“That’s my main thing- honoring God and helping my fellow man, I have to do what’s in my heart.”