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USO Fort Riley – Operation Pork Barrel BBQ and Pellet Envy

Top Barbecue Team, Award-winning Barbecue Sauce Company Cook Barbecue Dinner for Troops and Families at USO Fort Riley

Executives Present USO with Major Cash Donation and New Grill

Operation Pork Barrel BBQ and Pellet Envy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 7, 2010

Media Contact:  Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com


 

Fort Riley, Kansas (October 7, 2010) – America’s top competitive barbecue team, Pellet Envy, and Pork Barrel BBQ, a national award-winning barbecue sauce company, fired up their smokers and cooked a free dinner for 250 troops and their family members at USO Fort Riley on Thursday, Oct. 7.

The executives from both companies presented the USO with a large check representing $6,072.21 in donations gathered from around the country to support the USO’s effort to complete its outdoor picnic area and patio. They also included a new Horizon Classic smoker.

“Without the service of the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the freedoms we are blessed with as Americans. It is truly an honor to serve the defenders of America with the most American of meals – a barbecue dinner,” said Rod Gray, founder of Pellet Envy.

Pellet Envy, the reigning Kansas City Barbecue Society Team of the Year, is a nationally recognized competitive barbecue team based in Kansas City. Founded in 2001 by Rod and Sheri Gray, the Pellet Envy Team has competed in nearly 300 events across the country since its inception. Pellet Envy has won more than 65 championships and has been invited to compete in the prestigious Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue competition seven times since 2002.

“We wanted to give back to the troops and families stationed at Fort Riley and say ‘thank you’ for all that they have done to serve our country and defend freedom,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We’re glad we can provide the troops with a brand new grill and a great patio to where they can enjoy cooking BBQ with fellow service members and their families.”

Pork Barrel BBQ, a Washington D.C. based barbecue sauce company, was founded by two former U.S. Senate staffers in 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis, proving that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that with a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their national award-winning barbecue sauces and rub one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and rubs were carried in more than 1,000 stores in 38 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of barbecue, and bring bipartisan flavor to everyone’s next meal.

“We are very excited to have these award-winning barbecuers bring a taste of Kansas City’s legendary barbecue out to Fort Riley,” said USO director April Blackmon. “We are especially grateful to the Kansas City Barbeque Society, Creekstone Farms and Reeser’s Fine Foods for their generous food donations.”

Special thanks to Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue, Horizon Smoker Company and the Kansas City BBQ Store for donating the new grill, and to Old Hickory Pits and Ashman Manufacturing for contributing to the success of this event.

About Pellet Envy

Pellet Envy, is a championship competition barbecue team based in Kansas City. Founded in 2001 by Rod and Sheri Gray, the Pellet Envy Team has competed in nearly 300 events across the country since its inception. Pellet Envy is the reigning Kansas City Barbecue Society Team of the Year, has won more than 65 Championships and has been invited to compete in the prestigious Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue competition seven times since 2002. In addition to participating in barbecue competitions, Pellet Envy hosts a Competition Cooking School for barbecue enthusiasts several times each year and is sponsored by Greased Lightning and EZ Grill. To learn more about Pellet Envy and its sponsors, visit www.pelletenvy.com or connect with Pellet Envy on Twitter @pelletenvy, Facebook, and the company’s blog, All Things Barbecue.

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place  in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the “People’s Choice” award for best bbq sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis and May and Kansas City Barbecue Society bbq competition accolades. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.

 

About the USO

The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at thousands of places worldwide. It provides a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. The USO also provides critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families, and the families of the fallen.

 

The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. It relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Gallery Furniture, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. The USO is also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.

 

Operation Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ and the USO need your support! We are traveling to Fort Riley Army Base next Thursday, October 7th, to join Rod and Sheri Gray of the Pellet Envy BBQ Team, the reigning Kansas City Barbecue Society Team of the Year, to cook for the soldiers and families of Fort Riley, Kansas.

The USO facility at Fort Riley just opened in May and has already had their 10,000th visitor – it’s an important place for our men and women in uniform and their families to relax while on base. Due to budget cuts, the Fort Riley USO facility had to scrap their plans to create an outdoor BBQ area for soldiers to gather and share a meal with their fellow soldiers.

Here’s where you come in – we want to raise the money to fully fund the construction of the Fort Riley USO outdoor patio/BBQ area – but we need to raise $5,000 by Thursday, October 7th!

Pork Barrel BBQ is kicking in $1,000 and our amazing business partner from the ABC’s and Mark Burnett’s reality show Shark Tank, New York real estate mogul and author Barbara Corcoran has donated $1,000 – so we need your help today to get the rest of the way to our goal!

Here are two ways to help:

Donate $25 by clicking this link, or the image below – and 100 percent of your contribution will go to the USO to build the Fort Riley facility. For your generosity, we’ll send you a FREE collectors edition Pork Barrel BBQ tin of All American Spice Rub.

Donate $100 or more by clicking this link or the image below – 100 percent of your contribution will go to the USO and we’ll send you both a FREE collectors edition Pork Barrel BBQ tin of All American Spice Rub and a FREE Limited Edition Pork Barrel BBQ hat!

Want to donate more than $100? Please give Heath or Brett a call at (888) 4 PORK BARREL (476-7522)and we will process your donation and feature you on our Pork Barrel BBQ Blog.


So DON’T WAIT – the USO and the soldiers at Fort Riley need your support TODAY! We’ll keep you posted via our website, Facebook and Twitter on the progress.

Special thanks to the Kansas City Barbeque Society, Creekstone Farms and Reser’s Fine Foods for their generous food donations.

 

BBQ Sauce Coupon

Click below for our BBQ sauce coupon – its a first for Pork Barrel BBQ – our first manufacturer’s coupon!   Simply click on the image below to download a pdf of the in-store deal for 50 cents off any one Pork Barrel BBQ product.  You can find our products at your local grocery store, including Safeway, Whole Foods, Schnucks, Harris Teeter, Cost Plus World Market, Wegmans, Bloom, My Organic Market, SaveMart, Lucky, Martins, Balducci’s – and many more – just click on our Store Locator to find our products near you – http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations/.  Don’t miss this BBQ sauce and rub deal – it expires on 9/30/10!  Thanks again for all your support of Pork Barrel BBQ!

Barbecue Sauce and Rub Coupon

 

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Tops Men’s Health Magazine Blog Bottled BBQ Sauce Favorites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Tops Men’s Health Magazine Blog Bottled BBQ Favorites

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2010

Men’s Health Magazine recently dubbed Pork Barrel BBQ the favorite among bottled barbecue sauces. Taste testers and sauce aficionados picked Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce over several other big name bbq brands currently available on supermarket shelves.

After sorting through a selection of bbq brands of best-selling sauces like Kraft’s Bullseye, Sweet Baby Rays, Annie’s Naturals Organic and Stone Levitation Ale BBQ, the sauce samplers at Men’s Health blog selected Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce as their number one go-to grilling favorite.

The judges were split over preferences for sweet and smoky BBQ, ending in a tie between Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original Sauce for its smoky and “aromatic flavor” and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s (http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/)Sensuous Slathering sweet sauce. Men’s Health Magazine Guy Gourmet blogger Paul Kita wrote about Pork Barrel BBQ Original Sauce – “If you like your sauce smoky, go with Pork Barrel … This is your go-to flovor sidekick for chicken off the grill.”

Pork Barrel BBQ is quickly becoming the preferred bbq sauce for the backyard bbq’er. Since the company started selling BBQ sauces in 2009, all types of bbq’ers – from serious smokers to casual grillers – have taken notice of the sensational sauces. Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original and Sweet sauces have taken home several top awards from the Kansas City Barbecue Society and Memphis in May competitions, including winning the “People’s Choice” award at the prestigious annual Safeway National BBQ Battle in Washington, D.C.

In less than one year since their appearance on the ABC and Mark Burnett reality show Shark Tank, the company has experienced huge growth, and their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in 1,000 stores in 40 states. Preparations are underway for opening a restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia this fall.

People nationwide can try these award winning sauces for themselves by purchasing them at their local grocery stores such as Safeway, Whole Foods, Schnucks, Harris Teeter and Cost Plus World Market. To find stores near you that carry Pork Barrel BBQ products, visit the online store locator and interactive map at http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations.

“We are honored to be voted a favorite bottled bbq sauce by Men’s Health Magazine blog taste testers,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder Pork Barrel BBQ. “Our Pork Barrel BBQ sauces are available at grocery stores nationwide, and we hope folks will continue to make our award winning sauces a part of their backyard BBQ’s with family and friends.”

For recipes and BBQ tips, visit www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe (http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe).

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the “People’s Choice” award for best bbq sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis and May and Kansas City Barbecue Society bbq competition accolades. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.

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New Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce Voted People’s Choice for Best BBQ Sauce at Safeway’s National BBQ Battle

Pork Barrel BBQ Takes Home Another Big Win at One of Nation’s Largest Food Festivals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 28, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

 

Pork Barrel BBQ wins Peoples Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

Pork Barrel BBQ wins Peoples Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

Washington, DC (June 28, 2010) – Pork Barrel BBQ was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce for their new Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet Sauce at the annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C.  Thousands of attendees at the 18th annual BBQ competition voted Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet Sauce the # 1 BBQ Sauce in the People’s Choice Contest – a blind taste test competition of over 50 world championship BBQ sauces.

This is the second consecutive year Pork Barrel BBQ has won a major award for its sauce at this national competition.  The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team’s first contest was the Safeway National BBQ Battle in 2009 where they walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” for its Original Sauce and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest.

This year, Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet Sauce claimed the prestigious People’s Choice Award.  In just one year since their appearance on the ABC and Mark Burnett reality show Shark Tank, the company has experienced huge growth, and their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are now carried in 1,000 stores in 40 states, and preparations are underway for opening a restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia this fall.

Pork Barrel BBQ Team

Pork Barrel BBQ Team

“We are very excited at the reaction to our new sweet bbq sauce and humbled to win the Safeway National Capital BBQ Battle People’s Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce,” said Brett Thompson, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.  “It is especially exciting that people nationwide can try this award winning sweet sauce for themselves, including at Safeway, Whole Foods, Schnucks, Harris Teeter and Cost Plus World Market.”

“I worked hard in my kitchen creating the Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet Sauce to be the perfect balance of brown sugar, molasses and honey with the perfect smokin’ kick,” said Heath Hall, President, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.  “The fact that our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet was voted by the people as the best BBQ sauce in a blind taste test competition against world champion bbq’ers is a real honor.”

The 2010 National Capital Barbecue Battle and People’s Choice sauce competition included some of the biggest and best bbq’ers in the nation, including bbq celebrities Tuffy Stone with Cool Smoke and Myron Mixon of Jack’s Old South, both of TLC’s BBQ Pittmasters, and Mike Richter of Chix, Swine and Bovine.

Other Pork Barrel BBQ sauces have been awarded prestigious recognitions, including the Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard Sauce, which placed seventh in the Mustard Sauce contest at the Memphis in May contest last month.

The Safeway BBQ Battle included over 60 teams from across the country competing in American’s National BBQ Championship with judges from both the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) and Memphis in May bbq credentials.

For more information about the Pork Barrel BBQ sauces, or to locate a store near you that offers Pork Barrel BBQ products, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com.

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. One year later, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are on pace to be carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states by summer 2010. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or connect with Pork Barrel BBQ Facebook, Twitter and the company’s blog.

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Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce Voted People’s Choice for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

Pork Barrel BBQ was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce for their new Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet Barbeque Sauce at the annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, D.C.  Thousands of attendees at the 18th annual BBQ competition voted Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet Sauce the # 1 BBQ Sauce in the People’s Choice Contest – a blind taste test competition of over 50 world championship BBQ sauces.  We owe a huge thanks to Wagshals – our Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Team Sponsor!

Pork Barrel BBQ wins Peoples Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

Pork Barrel BBQ wins Peoples Choice Award for Best BBQ Sauce at National BBQ Battle

 

Pork Barrel BBQ to appear on Fox News show Fox & Friends this Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday, May 30 at 7 am-11 am

Pork Barrel BBQ will be on the hit Fox News show Fox & Friends Live this Sunday (May 30) in New York City from 7am – 11am EST smoking and grilling some of our favorite Memorial Day and summer BBQ foods.   We will be sharing our award winning recipes and using our Pork Barrel BBQ sauce and Barbeque Dry Rub.  We hope you’ll tune in!Here are some photos from our last adventure on Fox & Friends in 2009!

Here’s the Pork Barrel BBQ team (Mango Mike, Bill Blackburn, our incredible distributor Tim Ashman, Brett and Heath) with Fox & Friends Alisyn Camerota, Clayton Morris, Dave Briggs and Rick Reichmuth !
Here we are filming one of our segments – they are trying our award winning Pork Barrel BBQ!
We arrived at midnight the evening before filming to check out Times Square – here’s the Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant group – Brett, Bill, Heath (is that a Pat Green shirt?) and Mango Mike!
 

Whole Foods Welcomes Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces to Store Shelves

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

 

Whole Foods Welcomes Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces to Store Shelves

 

Washington, DC (May 6, 2010) – Pork Barrel BBQ today announced Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is now stocking their shelves with its award-winning BBQ sauce in their Mid-Atlantic Region. Grocery shoppers and BBQ lovers can now find Pork Barrel BBQ products in Whole Foods stores in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia & Washington, D.C.

Starting with the 2010 BBQ season, customers can purchase Pork Barrel BBQ Original and Sweet BBQ Sauce at their local Whole Foods and enjoy both the taste and quality of the award-winning sauces. Whole Foods selected Pork Barrel BBQ because the company and its premium BBQ products align with Whole Food’s commitment to offering the highest quality and least processed foods.

“Having the opportunity to sell our Pork Barrel BBQ sauces in Whole Foods less than one year after deciding to distribute our products in retail outlets beyond our website is incredible, “said Heath Hall, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We put a lot of time, thought and careful consideration into what ingredients we use in our products and are pleased that Whole Foods shares and appreciates our dedication to high quality food products.”

For recipes and BBQ tips, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe. To find locations where Pork Barrel BBQ products are sold, visit the company’s store locator and online interactive map at: http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations.

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. One year later, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are on pace to be carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states by summer 2010.Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place  in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.

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Pork Barrel BBQ founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson to Guest Host Northern Virginia Magazine “Grill Warren” Chat with Warren Rojas

Pork Barrel BBQ founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson have been invited to guest host the Northern Virginia Magazine “Grill Warren” Chat at 11 am on Thursday, May 6, 2010.  We are so grateful to Warren Rojas, Dining Editor of Northern Virginia Magazine, for inviting us to guest host, and we hope to make him proud – so feel free to ask us any question about BBQ, business, Barbara Corcoran and our experience on the ABC Mark Burnett Reality Show Shark Tank – click here!

NOVA Magazine Chat

 

Schnucks Shelves Stocked with Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce and Rub

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2010

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Brand

(202) 731-2114

jbrand@brandsolutionsgroup.com

 

Schnucks Shelves Stocked with Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce and Rub

Just in Time for BBQ Season, Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Rub Available In Over 100 Schnucks Stores

Washington, DC (May 5, 2010) – Pork Barrel BBQ today announced that all Schnucks Markets are now carrying their award-winning BBQ sauces and spice rub. Grocery shoppers and BBQ lovers can now find Pork Barrel BBQ products in the over 100 Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.

BBQ lovers, home cooks and veteran chefs alike are fond of Pork Barrel BBQ and its founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, who were featured on ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank. This BBQ season, Hall and Thompson are proud to announce their BBQ sauces and spice rub are available in Schnucks Markets, which was recently named 2010 Independent Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters Magazine.

“As a Kirkwood High School and Washington University graduate, nothing makes me more proud than to be carried in Schnucks,” said Brett Thompson, co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “It’s a real honor to have our Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub and premium Original and Sweet BBQ Sauces available in my home town store.”

For recipes and BBQ tips, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/recipe/. To find locations where Pork Barrel BBQ products are sold, visit the company’s store locator and online interactive map at: http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com/store-locations/.

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ one bottle at a time. One year later, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub are on pace to be carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states by summer 2010.Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place  in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com.