Like many of Brian Bailey’s fellow northeast Ohio natives, he had traveled to North Carolina for years on vacation and developed a love for the Tar Heel State’s style of barbecue. But rather than come back with a kite or some other coastal souvenir, the co-founder of Ichor Restaurant Group returned home with the idea for a fast-casual restaurant concept inspired by the roadside barbecue shacks he had visited as a tourist and traveling salesman. In 2006 North Canton, ...

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