McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant

Hometown Heroes, On the Road, People, Trivia
on July 12, 2009

When a down-and-out traveler couldn’t pay his lodging bill at Alex and Gladys McClards’ tourist court in Hot Springs (pop. 35,750) in the 1920s, he gave the couple a recipe for “the world’s greatest barbecue sauce.” Since 1928, the McClards and succeeding generations have used the recipe at McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant and built a loyal following, which includes former President Bill Clinton.