After Roy Burns passed away in 2009, his son Steve went into semi-retirement and son Gary opened his own barbecue joint on Antoine. Daughter Kathy Braden opened her own Burns BBQ outlet on North Shepherd. The original location on De Priest Street in Acres Homes fell into disrepair. In 2010 grandsons Cory and Carl Crawford trekked out to the boarded-up De Priest building and were shocked at the condition it was in.
The brothers bought the De Priest location and brought it back up to code. Steve came in to cook, and other family members helped out as well. They reopened in 2012 as Burns Original BBQ. Gary rejoined the operation in 2013 and Kathy recently returned to the family business. Today, Burns Original BBQ is one of the most famous ETX-style barbecue joints in the city and is a fixture of their Acres Homes community.