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Phil's BBQ opens new Santee restaurant

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SANTEE (CBS 8) - Good news for Phil's BBQ fans. The famous restaurant has opened a third location in the East County.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the newest Phil's BBQ at the Old Trolley Square.

Doors opened to the public at 11 a.m. and there was already a line out the door. Not only is it a popular place to eat, but it's also a popular place to work.

"We hired about 125 people, a real good crowd. There was 2,300 applicants came to apply for a job. We try to do our best to hire the best," owner Phil Pace said.

Santee Mayor Randy Voepel declared Tuesday "Phil's BBQ Day" in recognition of their commitment to good food, good friends and good times.


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