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The Shed has free BBQ for the Coast

The Shed owners Brooke Lewis and her brother Brad Orrison will again be giving away free sandwiches on Labor Day at the Ocean Springs restaurant.
The Shed owners Brooke Lewis and her brother Brad Orrison will again be giving away free sandwiches on Labor Day at the Ocean Springs restaurant. Sun Herald File

Labor Day is for saluting those who work hard for a living and for enjoying good barbecue, and on Monday The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint has a celebration that meets both goals.

For the sixth consecutive year, the restaurant on Mississippi 57, Ocean Springs, will give one free pulled pork sandwich to everyone who comes in the door.

“That’s the same sandwich that won best sandwich on ‘Regis and Kelly’ in 2009,” said Brooke Lewis, one of the owners of The Shed. The restaurant averages between 700 and 1,000 sandwiches given away each Labor Day, she said.

The Labor Day promotion runs from 11 a.m. Monday until they run out. This offer is for dine-in only.

The Shed works with Operation BBQ Relief to feed victims of natural disasters. Brad Orrison, co-owner of the restaurant, likely will take a crew to Houston within the week to feed people impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Lewis said. The organization started after the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri six years ago. She said they fed an average of 25,000 plates a day during last year’s floods in Baton Rouge and hit the 1 million free plate mark.

The Shed at exit 57 of I-10 is a donation center for those who want to donate cash, No. 10 cans of vegetables, bottled water and aluminum catering supplies. Lewis said people also can donate at Operation BBQ Relief.

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