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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Howard Hsu


Owner

Howard’s love for tasty food has resulted in the happiness of many Atlanta folks over the years. He’s a genuine, family oriented guy that aims to continue to make Sweet Auburn Barbecue the best it can be. On a beautiful Atlanta day, you can probably find him longboarding around the Highlands in his Red Wing boots.

 

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Anita Hsu


Owner

Anita is a UGA Bulldog influenced by California and her Asian roots. She and her brother Howard founded the Asian inspired BBQ concept Sweet Auburn BBQ. Anita emphasizes giving back to the community and wants her restaurant to be a place where customers feel at home. When she allows herself a day off, Anita can be found spending time with her husband Brian and two children who attend Springdale Park Elementary.  Go Dragons!

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Joey Stallings


Director of Operations

Joey is a true ATLien from the Southside who likes to do things a little differently. Not only does he pour his milk in the bowl before his cereal, he helps create a barbecue experience that combines the traditional, down-home picnic table feel with a refined touch.

 

 

 

Jason Booher


Front of House

Jason Booher grew up in the small factory and agricultural town of Defiance, Ohio. Shortly after the 1996 Olympics, he made his way down to Atlanta. In Atlanta, Jason began working in the restaurant industry as a server, transitioning to bartender, then moving to management.
As a no nonsense manager, Jason focuses on the success of the individuals he manages.  His love of whiskey cocktails is another asset to Sweet Auburn BBQ and he enjoys creating innovative new drinks with the bar staff.
Jason prides himself on being a self-taught man of many trades from building houses to fixing cars. When Jason is not at Sweet Auburn BBQ, he loves being with his family and enjoying the small town life of Woodstock.

 

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Kate Fugate


Service Manager

When she’s not at Sweet Auburn Barbecue, Kate can probably be found somewhere on Buford Highway looking for strange fruit or candy. She believes that each guest should leave loving Sweet Auburn Barbecue just as much as she does and she makes sure that the staff has all of the tools to make that happen.

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