A Bandit never knows when a good idea will come to him, it might be while trying to outrun a group of Pinkertons or maybe around a camp fire on the banks of the Dirty Devil River, while hiding out in Robber's Roost. It may just be while drinking a beer, barbecuing in a back yard in Malibu.
Ron Parker, head Bandit and founder of Bandits' Grill and Bar, isn't quite sure when the idea to open Bandits' came to him, but everyone agrees it was a good one. A veteran of the restaurant business since he was 13 and a devoted barbecue aficionado, Ron knew he wanted to create the best barbecue experience possible. In 1990 he opened the first Bandits' in Thousand Oaks and the "Legend" began to grow. Soon proclaimed "Best Barbecue In Los Angeles" the original small restaurant in Thousand Oaks was overflowing and Bandits' Camarillo was opened another location was added in Cottonwood Heights Utah.