Roy’s Bar-B-Que is a family-owned restaurant in Russellville, KY, with a 38 year legacy of good home cooking.
When the governor ordered restaurants to close indoor dining on March 18, 2020, Roy Morgan, son of the restaurant’s founder, began to doubt their future. “I thought we were going to go broke. I thought there was no way we were going to make it with the shutdown,” he said.
“I talked to Steve at the bank,” co-owner Lee Ann Harris said, “and I asked him if we needed a little help to get through until things got to looking better. He met us out here and led us through it and told us exactly what to do.”
Steve Stuart, an FSNB loan officer, was glad to help a business that’s so important to the community, and he praised their hard work. “They figured out how to keep their business alive and afloat,” Stuart said. “I’m sure like every restaurant in the area and country, they struggled with how to keep their doors open and their payroll going, keep people employed, and keeping serving the public. Roy’s figured it out.”
With ingenuity and help from the PPP loan, Roy’s Bar-B-Que kept the doors open and kept customers fed.
“They stuck with us, and we stayed busy,” co-owner Kathy Howard said of their customers.
“They stuck with us, and we stayed busy.”