According to the Monroe Enquirer-Journal, Big Bob Gibson’s first franchise will open in Monroe on March 26th. Why Monroe? Dunno. Charles Graham of Charlotte based Bib Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q LLC plans to open BBG’s in the Charlotte area, Nashville & Birmingham. North Carolina locations will have expanded menus including regional favorites (?), steak, seafood and burgers. The BBG in Monroe is located at the former Shoney’s location on Roosevelt Blvd. (US Hwy. 74) near Skyway Drive (US 601 NORTH). If you know Monroe, it’s about a mile east of the Mall and Wal-Mart area, across the highway from Cook Out.