Boss Hawg’s Barbeque and Catering was started in 1995 by Hank and Elizabeth Lumpkin when they started competing in barbeque cook-offs and catering out of their home. The Lumpkins opened a carryout counter in the present location in 1997 and soon thereafter, began dine-in service. To appeal to the late night sports crowd, Pigskin’s Sports Bar was opened in 2003. In 2013, Sarah Burtch purchased Boss Hawg’s and Pigskin’s and continues the tradition of providing the Topeka community award winning barbeque and the freshest, homemade food the Lumpkins started nearly 20 years ago.