The Leach Bros. Pit Bar-B-Q story began in Brownwood, Texas. The Leach brothers and the Underwood brothers started a partnership and opened their first Bar-B-Q stand, which was a remodeled chicken house, when they were in their early teens.
After finishing school and serving their country during World War II, the brothers went separate ways.
The Underwood brothers stayed in Brownwood and opened another Bar-B-Q restaurant.