Bruce Randolph

Daddy Bruce

Bruce Radolph, known as Daddy Bruce, said “Nothing beats love. If you give just one thing, you get three things back; that’s why I do it.” Daddy Bruce opened Daddy Bruce’s Bar-B-Q in 1963, at the age of 63, on the corner of Gilpin Street and East 34th avenue. For many years he donated his own time and money to serving Thanksgiving dinners to those in need. Daddy Bruce personally provided holiday feasts for 25 years until his death at the age of ninety four. His legacy lives on through the Epworth Foundation that continues to grow and accomplish Daddy Bruce’s mission to feeding families here in Denver. And, a section of 34th avenue is now dedicated to his name, Bruce Randolph Street.