If there is any ketchup in Parker's sauce its a tiny amount for color.
I've eaten at the Parker's locations in Wilson and Greenville hundreds of times.
Yes, both are Eastern NC. :)
Best BBQ in Eastern NC is from Pete Jones Skylight Inn over in Ayden, NC. There is no finer Q anywhere.
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