Brothers start beef jerky business to bond

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 13, 2013

DURHAM (AP) — Paul Brock and Eddie Wales both co-own, or own, restaurants. They both grow tomatoes. And they both love beef jerky.
Brock, 46, and Wales, 48, are biological brothers. They met about three years ago after Brock said he was able to locate and contact his biological brother with help from a company that linked adopted children with biological relatives.
The two have now launched a business called Two Brothers Jerky, through which they’re selling in-house-made beef jerky out of their respective restaurants. The business is a way to get to know his brother better, Wales said.
“Even at our best, we’re only going to see each other every few months,” he said. “Working on a business together is just another way of making up for lost time.”
Brock is a Durham attorney who co-owns The Broad Street Caf