Soulman's Bar-B-Que Celebrates Matriarch, Mary Alice 'Memer' Hallett, with Free Pie on May 20th

Soulman's Bar-B-Que Celebrates Matriarch, Mary Alice 'Memer' Hallett, with Free Pie on May 20thRoyse City, TX  (  On what would have been her 103rd birthday, May 20, 2024, family-owned and operated Soulman’s Bar-B-Que is honoring the memory of matriarch Mary Alice ‘Memer’ Hallett. Memer peacefully passed away on March 7, 2023 on what would have been her 102 birthday. To honor her, Soulman’s is giving a free piece of her pie to accompany each of the first 102 meals ordered at each of their of 20 North Texas locations, while supplies last.   

“When Soulman’s Bar-B-Que first opened its doors in Pleasant Grove on October 19th, 1974, Mermer Hallett’s cherished homemade recipes laid the groundwork for our menu,” explains CEO Brett Randle. “These recipes, particularly her unforgettable Buttermilk Pie, have been handed down through generations, embodying not just delicious food but also enduring family values. Soulman’s has become a fixture in North Texas, celebrated for our dedication to delicious barbecue and cherished traditions. In honoring Memer and her pivotal role in our family business, we invite all our guests to savor a slice of her culinary legacy. Throughout the day, every diner ordering a meal for dine-in will receive a slice of our renowned buttermilk pie – a timeless treat that has delighted taste buds for five decades,” concludes Randle.

Soulman's Bar-B-Que Celebrates Matriarch, Mary Alice 'Memer' Hallett, with Free Pie on May 20th
Don Hallett with Mary Alice ‘Memer’ Hallett

About Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

For 50 years, Soulman’s Bar-B-Que has satisfied the hardest to please bar-b-que lovers….Texans!  Founded in Pleasant Grove, Texas in 1974, Soulman’s had only a few simple goals—serve great Texas-style BBQ and offer friendly, sincere service.  Soulman’s original family recipes are still the foundation for the company’s success from their 8 different types of meat that are smoked “low & slow” over only hickory wood to their famous homemade sides, including Ranch house beans and Texas style cream corn! Throughout the years, this family-owned and operated company has remained true to its original strive for success and customer satisfaction and is honored to be considered one of the Top Bar-B-Que Chains in America (2018) and Best Bar-B-Que in Dallas for Takeout & Delivery (2020) and one of the Best Bar-B-Que Chains in America (2024).

Soulman’s currently owns and operates 20 North and East Texas locations in Allen, Cedar Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Garland, Greenville, Hurst, Hurst Grapevine HighwayLancaster, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mesquite, Quinlan, Red Oak, Rockwall I-30, Rockwall Goliad, Royse City,  Sulphur Springs, Terrell and Van. To learn more about Soulman’s Bar-B-Que, visit them online at or on Facebook at

Dana Cobb