BBQ50 Joins Marketplace at Avalon Park Food Hall

Marketplace at Avalon Park


BBQ50 Joins Marketplace at Avalon Park Food Hall

 Local Resident, Dan Ashby, Signs First Food Bay Agreement

Orlando, FL (March 18, 2020) – Marketplace at Avalon Park is pleased to announce that BBQ50 has just finalized an agreement with the Marketplace at Avalon Park food hall, scheduled to open Summer 2020.

BBQ50 is owned and operated by Avalon Park resident, Dan Ashby.  Dan and his family moved to Avalon Park in 2002 and after many years of perfecting his barbeque technique at community picnics and events, he started catering from his home.  The BBQ50 brand quickly grew and has now reached a level which requires a permanent location.

“Dan has built somewhat of a cult following with friends and neighbors, including my family,” says Mara Hunt, Marketplace at Avalon Park. “His expansion into Marketplace is the epitome of what the Avalon Park Community is all about:  Live, Learn, Work & Play!”

The menu at BBQ50 is a culmination of family recipes compiled over the past 100 years, from several generations of Ashby family members. The rubs and meats are prepared the same way Dan’s grandfather, Bob, cooked them over 100 years ago.  The southern-style sides come from a combination of Dan’s Grandmother Barbara, “GrandAshby,” and his Uncle Jimmy’s cookbooks. Straight from eastern Kentucky in the Appalachian mountains, GrandAshby always said that, “…if you aren’t adding love and patience to each dish, then you aren’t cooking my way!”

“I love that I have the opportunity to share a legacy of amazing BBQ with the community I call home,” says Dan.  “I am continuing the family tradition by setting up several pop-up shops with my son and offering catering options before we open the permanent location.”

For more information and full menu on BBQ50 and how you can start enjoying their BBQ today, visit or

Marketplace at Avalon Park is owned and managed by Avalon Park Group and is located at 3801 Avalon Park East Boulevard.  The Marketplace encompasses over 8,000 square feet with 10 eatery bays that will comprise the food hall, a commissary kitchen, live entertainment and event space, a general store, bar and a gathering kitchen.

For more information visit or contact or 407-730-3515.

About Avalon Park Group

Avalon Park Group is a uniquely diversified family of companies engaged in businesses ranging from master-planned community development, to home building, mining and property management, in Florida, Texas and Switzerland. With more than $1 billion in total assets, Avalon Park Group combines its exceptional reputation, sound business experience and significant financial resources to invest in extraordinary opportunities. At Avalon Park Group, our mission is to change the way the world lives, learns, works and plays through creating healthy sustainable communities and every aspect thereof. Avalon Park Group develops communities like Avalon Park, where our residential villages are surrounded by preservation, fields, and ponds that are interconnected by roadways, pedestrian walks, and trails that provide effortless access to For more information on Avalon Park Group, visit or call 407-658-6565.

Contact: Stephanie Lerret, Avalon Park Group, 407-427-6073.



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