Matt Bradford and Jennifer Cooper Bradford of Bradford BBQ, pioneers of Lexington’s food truck scene, sustained a tragedy earlier this week when Jennifer’s parents were killed in a collision on Versailles Road.
The Paducah couple, Joseph and Cynthia Beemer (“Granny Bee and Papa Joe”), had visited their Lexington family for Thanksgiving and were returning home to western Kentucky when their vehicle was struck on Versailles Road in a fatal collision.
An investigation into the accident is expected to delay funeral arrangements, and the Bradfords have temporarily closed their brick and mortar establishment in Zandale while they attend to family business.
The Bradfords played a pivotal role in establishing Lexington’s first food truck work group and pilot program, and Lexington’s food truck community has created a Give Forward page to raise funds for Bradford BBQ that will offset their temporary closure. Bradford BBQ is expected to re-open next week; follow their facebook page for exact dates.