Abbe North Joins Newly Formed McKenzie's Catering

McKenzie’s Barbeque and Burgers announced the formation of their McKenzie’s Catering Division with the addition of Abbe North as Catering Director. McKenzie’s is best known for the family restaurant that operates locations in Conroe and Montgomery, Texas.

Abbe brings 7 years of expertise in restaurant and event management working for the ClubCorp locations in April Sound and at The Woodlands Country Club.

“We are excited to have Abbe join the business,” noted Colin McKenzie, VP Development. “Her event management experience and focus on catering will help to expand McKenzie’s efforts and reach beyond the restaurant locations. There are so many opportunities for on-site catering now with the growth in our community and she will be visiting with many of those companies and event venues.”

Originally from Ohio, Abbe graduated from Sam Houston University with a degree in English. She lives in Montgomery with her husband, a fire fighter; her toddler son and the family is excited to be expecting a little girl in March.

About McKenzie’s Barbeque and Burgers
With the help of barbeque legend Roland Lindsey of Bodacious Barbeque, older brother Kevin and his wife Lisa opened the first McKenzie’s BBQ in Huntsville in 1992. Their approach was simple: slow cook the finest quality meats in custom-made smokers constructed by legendary barbeque pit builder A. N. Bewley.

In 1995, younger brother Darin and his wife Kathy opened a second location in Conroe, attracting a loyal following from an appreciative community. The restaurant has won the “Best Barbeque in Montgomery County” title since 2000 and local media have proclaimed McKenzie’s BBQ as the standard by which all other barbeque in Montgomery County should be judged. By popular request, big, juicy burgers were added to the menu, though barbeque remained the focus of the restaurant.

In 2009, Darin opened a McKenzie’s BBQ in Montgomery and he takes a very personal, active role in supervising every aspect of the operation at both locations. And now a second generation of McKenzie’s in Colin is getting involved in the business and learning the art and science of creating mouthwatering barbeque.

Whether you are looking to satisfy a personal craving or catering a meal for 5,000, McKenzie’s BBQ is simply the choice for people who truly love Texas BBQ.

A full service breakfast menu was added at the McKenzie’s Barbeque and Burgers Conroe location in 2017. The McKenzie family invites you to eat more barbeque, burgers and breakfast!

McKenzie’s Barbeque & Burgers is a member of Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery TX Area Chamber of Commerce. They support many local non-profits and value their community involvement.

For more information about McKenzie’s Barbeque and Burgers, visit or call the Conroe location 936-539-4300.