The original Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q was first started by Rudolph Aue in 1929 in Leon Springs, Texas. It originally started as a gas station, repair shop, and grocery store. It gained its fame however when in 1989 it added BBQ to the store. People flocked to the joint for it's 100% oak wood smoked meats rubbed with their specialty spices. It became so popular that it expanded its store across the west. Today Rudy's BBQ has about 34 locations sprinkled across Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, and of course Colorado. Although it's a franchise it's Colorado Springs has become a favorite among locals.
They are most known for their oak smoked meat. The Rudy's BBQ in Colorado Spring serves like options like Moist Brisket, Lean Brisket, Turkey Breast, Pork Loin, Spicy Chop, Pork Spare Ribs, Baby Back Ribs, Half Chicken, Jalapeno Sausage, Pulled Pork, Cutter's Choice Brisket, and Prime Rib. Guests can order this meat and even order it on sandwich options like Brisket, Pork Loin, Turkey, Spicy CHop, Sausage, and Pulled Pork. Their menu also includes sides like Potato Salad, Rudy's Beans, Three Bean Salad, Cream Corn, Cole Slaw, New Potatoes, Corn-on-the-Cob, Jumbo Smoke Potato, Green Chile Stew, and Jumbo Smoked Potato with Meat. For those wanting Breakfast Rudy's serves Breakfast Tacos with options like Bacon & Egg, Bacon Egg & Cheese, Bean & Cheese, Brisket & Egg, Brisket Egg & Cheese, Spicy Chop & Egg, Spicy Chop Egg & Cheese, Jalapeno Sausage & Egg, Jalapeno Sausage Egg & Cheese, Potato & Egg, Potato Egg & Cheese, Sausage & Egg, Sausage Egg & Cheese, and Sausage Wrap. For those wanting a sweet tooth there are dessert options like Banana Pudding, Rice Krispy Treats, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Pudding, Peach Cobbler, and Buttermilk Pie. Their menu is simple, but each option is made with made-from-scratch love.