Popular Austintown restaurant Fatso’s BBQ to close permanently

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the location of this restaurant. It has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) -The owners of Fatso’s BBQ announced their restaurant is closing in a social media post on Facebook.

Last Saturday, Fatso’s Barbecue officially closed. Owner William Bowser says being a small business owner in today’s economy has taken a toll on his mental and physical health.

“Especially having barbecue meat, it’s so expensive. So you know it was just hard to save money here, save money there and we were basically just treading water for a long time,” Bowser said.

Bowser says for the last year, he tried to keep prices the same. But around October, with businesses really struggling, he raised them.

“We were basically just making money to buy more food to keep food in the bar, to keep food in the carryout, we weren’t making any money. We haven’t made any money in probably a year,” Bowser said.

Fatso’s began in April of 2021 on East Midlothian Boulevard. In October of 2021, they moved to their location in Austintown at a carryout station behind Chipper’s Sports Bar and Grill. Bowser said it was amazing to watch the business grow.

“For the people who know me, that know how we started, we started on the side of the road next to a tire shop with a loan from my

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Many of us rely on a daily cup of coffee to kickstart our mornings and give us the energy to take on the day. And if you, like lots of people, are a big fan of the sweetener things in life, you may choose to load that coffee up with sugar, flavored syrups, sweet creamers, and more. Maybe you even have a go-to order at Starbucks that really pleases that sweet tooth of yours. However, unfortunately, Best warns that “one of the worst drinking habits for those who want a leaner body is consuming high sugar and fat specialty coffees.”

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