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Pork Barrel BBQ Announces Opening of the First Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant

Inaugural Restaurant Opens Tuesday in Del Ray Neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

Pork Barrel BBQ is pleased to announce it has fired up its smoker and will open the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant to guests tonight for dinner between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. Pork Barrel BBQ co-founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson partnered with veteran restaurateurs “Mango” Mike Anderson and Bill Blackburn in 2009 with the goal of turning their dreams of creating a gathering place for the community centered around their national award winning barbecue into a reality.

The attention to detail and quality is ever present in the new restaurant. The owners literally have their hands in every detail from the hand-laid rock walls and columns to the one-of-a-kind beer tower constructed from sprinkler pipe by Blackburn himself. As for the barbecue, Hall and Thompson have climbed to the top of the professional competition barbecue circuit and racked up numerous awards for their ‘que and sauces since the restaurant groundbreaking ceremony in October 2009. Pork Barrel BBQ has earned a reputation for their consistency in producing high quality barbecue and side dishes alongside some of the world’s top pitmasters in the competition barbecue community.

“We are thrilled to be firing up the smoker and opening Pork Barrel BBQ’s doors to customers today,” said Hall. “Barbecue is more than just the food. In many ways it is the story of America with each region adding its flavor to the melting pot. It’s about community and fellowship. We want Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant to be a gathering place for this neighborhood and the entire Washington, DC community.”

Pork Barrel BBQ takes great pride in serving quality barbecue that will please barbecue lovers from the Carolinas to Memphis and Texas to Kansas City. All meats are seasoned with Pork Barrel BBQ’s award winning All-American Spice Rub and slow smoked over oak and hickory.

The menu includes Pork Barrel BBQ’s take on traditional barbecue meats and side dishes. Customers can order ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken and sausage as a sandwich, platter or by the pound. Side dishes include BBQ baked beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese, smoked Ratatouille, collard greens, Texas caviar, potato salad and corn pudding.

Thompson and Hall are barbecue innovators who are, as Washington Post reporter Jim Shahin noted, on the brink of a new era. Since starting Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, they’ve become the most recognizable winning entrepreneurs from ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank, been featured on numerous television and radio shows, where they share their BBQ tips with the everyday backyard barbecuer, launched the world’s first barbecue-scented fragrance called Que cologne, started BBQ Backyard, a social media site and forum for the barbecue enthusiast, and are selling their award-winning sauces and spice rub in over 1,500 grocery stores across the nation. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition Barbecue Team, led by pitmasters Hall and Thompson, has accumulated numerous notable awards including trophies for winning Grand Champion at the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, becoming the Perdue National Chicken Champion, and having been named the nation’s best BBQ sauce and one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Heath Magazine.

For more information about the Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Pork Barrel BBQ Counters PETA Tofurky, TX Challenge – Offers $1,000 to Turkey, Texas Charities if Town Changes Name to “Barbecue, Texas” for 16 Hours

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November 18, 2011

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Pork Barrel BBQ Counters PETA Tofurky, TX Challenge

Offers $1,000 to Turkey, Texas Charities if Town Changes Name to “Barbecue, Texas” for 16 Hours

Americans Can Cast Their Vote in Favor of #TofurkyTX or #BarbecueTX at http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/vote

Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2011) – In response to the open letter from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman calling on Turkey, Texas to change its name to Tofurky, Texas co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest-growing barbecue sauce company, have presented Pat Carson, the Mayor of Turkey, Texas with an appetizing offer to temporarily change the town’s name to “Barbecue, Texas.”

Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, widely recognized for creating the award-winning all-American BBQ sauce and spice rub company and their reality TV show appearances on ABC’s Shark Tank, are offering to fork over $1,000 immediately and $5 from every Picnic Pack or Party Pack sold on its website from November 18th through December 10th in exchange for the town changing its name to “Barbecue, Texas” for 16 hours – split evenly between three Turkey, Texas Charities:

1)    Bob Wills Foundation (providing scholarships to local students)

2)    Turkey Restoration Project (restoring Turkey, Texas school)

3)    Turkey All Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department

“It’s not that we have a beef with PETA,” said Thompson. “We like BBQ veggies as much as the next person. We’re just not sure the people of Texas are ready to embrace Tofu in the shape of a Turkey. We hope that folks will join us in pledging to support the people of Turkey, Texas via donations to these charities. In the spirit of democracy, we think the American people should have the opportunity to cast their vote in support of Barbecue or Tofurky.”

Americans – carnivores and vegetarians alike – can cast a vote in support of Turkey, Texas temporarily changing its name to either Barbecue, Texas or Tofurky, Texas in an online poll at http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/vote or on Twitter by tweeting #TofurkyTX or #BarbecueTX to @peta and @porkbarrelbbq.

According to Hall, a respected pitmaster in the competition barbecue circuit, the temporary name change would occur for 16 hours, the approximate amount of time it takes to properly smoke a Texas brisket.

“As we approach Thanksgiving the great people of Texas have a lot of things to be thankful for, including access to some of the best slow smoked barbecue in the world,” added Hall. “If barbecue can claim to have a power, it is the power to bring people together and we hope our efforts to raise funds for these worthwhile charities will do just that.”

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebookand Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Washington, D.C.’s Pork Barrel BBQ Heads to Lynchburg, Tennessee to Compete at 23rd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Washington, D.C.’s Pork Barrel BBQ Heads to Lynchburg, Tennessee to Compete at 23rd Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Local grand champion team to represent best of Washington, D.C.’s barbecue in quest for world champion title at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Contest.

 

Washington, DC – Pork Barrel BBQ’s competition barbecue team, Washington, D.C.’ s current Grand Champion, is headed to Lynchburg, Tennessee to compete in the 23rd annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue this weekend. Nearly 90 teams from across the country and around the world are competing for cash, prizes, and ultimately the most prestigious championship title in competition barbecue.

During the invite-only barbecue competition, Pork Barrel BBQ will compete against the world’s most accomplished barbecue pitmasters who bring their best meats, sauces, cooking techniques, and barbecue secrets to historic Lynchburg for the two-day barbecue battle and crowning of barbecue’s top pitmaster. Over 25,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s contest.

Pork Barrel BBQ earned an invitation to compete by winning the Grand Championship at the 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, DC. To qualify for “The Jack”, teams must either win a competition in which 50 or more teams participated, or win a qualifying state championship and be selected in a blind drawing. Automatic invitations are given to the 2010 Jack Daniel’s Grand Champion and the winner of the 2011 Memphis in May, 2010 American Royal Open and 2011 Houston World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contests.

The Pork Barrel BBQ team has a strong track record of success at barbecue competitions across the country, both through scoring highly with certified barbecue judges and by being selected as crowd favorites with Pork Barrel BBQ’s most popular People’s Choice award-winning sauces. The team, led by pitmasters and Pork Barrel BBQ co-founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, is the reigning Purdue National Chicken Champion and has several of their award-winning sauces available in grocery stores across the country, including Schnucks, Whole Foods, Central Market, Safeway, and Costco.

“It is an honor to represent Washington, DC at the most prestigious of all barbecue contests, the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “No one questions that you can get a high quality crab cake or half-smoke in DC. It’s time to add to that list and prove that you can get barbecue in Washington, DC as good as the barbecue found in Texas, Memphis, the Carolina’s or even Kansas City. We want to show the world that Washington, DC deserves a place on America’s eclectic barbecue canvas and getting the chance to compete for the coveted title of Jack Daniel’s Barbecue World Champion under the DC flag gives us that chance.”

Visit http://bit.ly/Jack71 to see the teams from across the United States and around the world competing in the 23rd annual contest.

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Pork Barrel BBQ Invited to Compete in Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Pork Barrel BBQ Invited to Compete in Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue 

71 Competition Barbecue Teams Headed to Tennessee To Compete At 23rd Annual Contest

 

Washington, DC (September 6, 2011) – Jack Daniel’s today announced the official lineup of competition barbecue teams participating in the 2011 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue contest in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Pork Barrel BBQ along with 70 barbecue teams will be competing the fourth weekend of October in the world’s most prestigious invite-only barbecue competition.

The world’s most accomplished barbecue pitmasters bring their best meats, sauces, smoking techniques, and barbecue secrets to historic Lynchburg for a two-day barbecue battle pitting the best of the best to crown the toppitmaster of barbecue. Over 25,000 visitors are expected to attend.

Pork Barrel BBQ earned an invitation to the prestigious event by winning the Grand Championship at the 2011Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, DC. The team is the reigning Purdue National Chicken Champion and has several award-winning sauces available in grocery stores across the country, including Schnucks, Whole Foods, Central Market, and Costco.

“It is the greatest honor of our barbecue career to have been invited to compete in the prestigious Jack Daniel’s World Championship,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We are living proof that the American Dream still exists. Since starting Pork Barrel BBQ from the basements of our homes in 2008 we’ve been fortunate to create a line of sauces many people now consider their go to favorite, be successful on the competition barbecue circuit and we’ll soon open our first restaurant. It is an honor for us as one of the youngest teams in professional barbecue to get the chance to go head to head with the best pitmasters in the world at the Jack!”

To qualify for “The Jack”, teams must either win a competition in which 50 or more teams participated, or win a qualifying state championship and be selected in a blind drawing. Automatic invitations are given to the 2010 Jack Daniel’s Grand Champion and the winner of the 2011 Memphis in May, 2010 American Royal Open and 2011 Houston World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contests.

Visit http://bit.ly/Jack71 to see the teams from across the United States and around the world competing in the 23rd annual contest.

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

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H-E-B Central Market Adds Pork Barrel BBQ to Grocery Store Shelves Across Texas

H-E-B Central Market Adds Pork Barrel BBQ to Grocery Store Shelves Across TexasAward-Winning Barbecue Sauce and Rub Available Starting Tomorrow in Upscale Texas Grocery Stores

Washington, DC

Pork Barrel BBQ today announced its award-wining barbecue sauces and spice rub will be available at all Central Market stores. Starting tomorrow, Central Market grocery shoppers and BBQ lovers can find Pork Barrel BBQ products at their local Central Market store and appreciate both the taste and quality of the barbecue sauces and spice rub.

Central Market, a division of H-E-B, is an upscale organic and fine foods retailer known for providing some of the finest foods Texas and the rest of the world have to offer. The chain has received national attention for its innovative grocery experience that brings a “must-have” quality of life enhancement for food lovers.

“We’re excited to make Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and rub available in H-E-B Central Market for the hundreds of thousands of barbecue lovers and grilling enthusiasts across Texas,” said Heath Hall, president and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ.

Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing BBQ sauce company, has expanded from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in the home kitchens of co-founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson to selling their national award-winning BBQ products at over 1,500 stores across America including Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. In addition to their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, which is receiving praise from food and sports fans across America, their Original BBQ Sauce was recently named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods For Men” by Men’s Health Magazine, and recently ranked one of the “Best Barbecue Sauces in the Country” by Country Living Magazine.

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter @porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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Country Living Magazine Names Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce to List of “Best Barbecue Sauce in the Country”

Best BBQ Sauce – Taste Test Results Reveal Top Barbecue Sauces in the Nation

Washington, DC, July 14, 2011

After months of tasting and testing samples of barbecue sauces from across the nation, Country Living magazine has named Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet BBQ Sauce as one of the “Best Barbecue Sauces in the Country.”

In its search from coast to coast to find the best barbecue sauces that everyone can enjoy, including its 11 million readers, the Country Living critics sampled a variety of barbecue sauces – everything from bottled sauces found in smokehouses and restaurants to those on grocery store shelves.

In the end, Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet BBQ Sauce was one of the chosen few Country Living is recommending to its readers and featured in their “Best Barbecue Sauces in the Country.”

In naming Pork Barrel BBQ’s Sweet BBQ Sauce the Best Barbecue Sauce in the Country, the magazine praised the use of nearly 40 ingredients to make the sauce including chipotle, ginger and cayenne.

Barbecuing with family and friends is a mainstay of American pastimes, from weekend grilling, to family reunions, to tailgating. According to Country Living, “Food delivers more than mere sustenance; it strengthens our bond with family and friends.” The co-founders of Pork Barrel Barbecue said they could not agree more.

“It is a tremendous honor to have Country Living name our BBQ sauce one of the best BBQ sauces in the country,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We take pride in making our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce from all natural ingredients with no preservatives and hope Country Living readers enjoy its award winning flavor.”

“As the fastest growing BBQ sauce company in the nation, being chosen by Country Living as one of the best BBQ sauces in America is a huge deal for our company,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “This is the same sauce we use to win BBQ competitions and we are especially excited that folks across the nation can pick up a bottle of our Pork Barrel BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce at their local grocery store, including Whole Foods, Safeway, Schnucks, Kings, Harris Teeter, Gelson’s Markets, Cost Plus World Market, and many others.”

Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing BBQ sauce company, has expanded from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in the home kitchens of co-founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson to selling their national award-winning BBQ products at over 1,300 stores across America including Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. In addition to their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, which is receiving praise from food and sports fans across America, their Original BBQ Sauce was recently named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on FacebookTwitter and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visithttp://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pork Barrel BBQ and FERIDIES Peanuts Announce Partnership to Produce World’s Best BBQ Flavored Peanut

Pork Barrel BBQ and FERIDIES Peanuts Announce Partnership to Produce World’s Best BBQ Flavored Peanut

Nationally Recognized Virginia Companies debut new Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts at NASFT Fancy Food Show in Booth # 4812

Washington, DC, July 08, 2011

Pork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing BBQ sauce company, and FERIDIES, manufacturers and distributors of the World’s Best Peanuts and Other Specialty Foods, today announced a partnership to produce and distribute Pork Barrel BBQ Peanuts.

FERIDIES, a family-owned and operated business based in Courtland, Virginia, is widely recognized for its selection of super extra large gourmet Virginia type peanuts. The company is partnering with the makers of award-winning Pork Barrel BBQ sauce and dry rub to provide the one-of-a-kind specialty barbecue-flavored peanuts to customers around the world. The two companies will unveil the new product offering as part of the NASFT Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. from July 10-12, and will be available beginning July 25th online at http://www.feridies.com and http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com, and later this summer in grocery stores nationwide.

“People love barbecue and peanuts, so it makes sense for us to combine these favorites and please the tastebuds of people across America and around the world,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ “We’re proud to partner with FERIDIES, a family-owned business that’s been producing quality products for 38 years. Our businesses are perfect examples of living the American dream and we’re having a lot of fun sharing our passion for high quality food products with everyone who craves the unique combination of our award-winning barbecue and the world’s best peanuts.”

“FERIDIES is known as an innovator in offering the world’s best peanuts and specialty foods, and we are proud to bring this barbecue-flavored peanut to the marketplace,” said Jane Riddick-Fries, co-founder of FERIDIES. “We take pride in our peanut products and are thrilled to showcase the new Pork Barrel BBQ-flavored variety. People love the Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and dry rub on their meats, poultry, and mixed in side dishes, and now they can enjoy it on FERIDIES peanuts.”

Both FERIDIES and Pork Barrel BBQ are known for their attention to quality and nutrition. FERIDIES selects the largest 2% of the peanut crop each year and gently roasts them in small batches by hand in pure peanut oil to keep them cholesterol free, to preserve their natural peanut taste and to maintain their healthy qualities. No artificial preservatives are added to their extra large Virginia-type peanuts.

About FERIDIES
Founded in 1973, FERIDIES is a family-owned and operated business based in Courtland, Virginia. In addition to the company’s delicious gourmet Virginia peanuts, it offers peanut candies, cashews, pistachios, almonds, trail mixes and other specialty gourmet foods. FERIDIES offers upscale packaging for gift creations in a variety of price ranges. The company’s most important priorities are food safety, quality and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit http://www.feridies.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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 being named the Perdue National Chicken Champions, Grand Champion at the 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pork Barrel BBQ Wins 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle

Pork Barrel BBQ Wins 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle

Grand Champion Competition BBQ Team Qualifies To Compete at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational Contest and Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational

Safeway Grand Champion

Washington, DC (June 27, 2011) – The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team has been named the Grand Champion of the 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. As winner of the only barbecue championship in Washington, DC sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the team receives an automatic invitation to two of the top prestigious contests on the professional barbecue competition circuit – the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Invitational Contest in Kansas City, Missouri and the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

“It’s a huge honor to win the Grand Championship at the Safeway Barbecue Battle, said Brett Thompson, co-founder and CEO of Pork Barrel BBQ. “This is especially meaningful to win this in our hometown where we founded our barbecue sauce company and will soon be home to our first Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant.”

“It is the thrill of a lifetime to win our first Grand Championship at the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, a contest in our hometown and the very first contest Pork Barrel BBQ ever competed in just two years ago, said Heath Hall”, co-founder and President of Pork Barrel BBQ. “Having the chance to compete against the best barbecue teams in the world and walk away with a victory is truly an honor.”

Over 150,000 people attended the 19th annual Safeway National Barbecue Battle in Washington, DC during the two-day competition on June 25th and 26th. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team competed against several current and former world champion barbecue teams in this years contest. In addition to being awarded the Grand Champion title, trophy and prize money, the team also won the Perdue Sizzlin Chicken National Chicken Championship and the Kingsford Points Chase.

This is the third consecutive year the Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team has competed in this nationally recognized barbeque event. It is a meaningful competition for Thompson and Hall who entered their favorite homemade barbecue sauce in the 2009 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle’s “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and won Second Place in their first ever barbecue competition. Last year, the team won the event’s “Chinet Peoples Choice” award for best BBQ sauce.

Hall and Thompson, the sauce company’s co-founders, are recognized as two of the most creative and entrepreneurial minds in barbeque. The company recently released Que Cologne – the world’s first Eau de Barbecue. Since their appearance on ABC’s hit reality TV show Shark Tank in 2009, they have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling award-winning BBQ products at over 1,300 stores across America including Safeway, Whole Foods, and Costco. Their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America, and their sauce was recently named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

Entrepreneurs Hall and Thompson recently launched the world’s first social network dedicated exclusively to barbecue, http://www.BBQBackyard.com, and the company will soon open its first restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia this summer. They continue to earn support from avid barbecue fans with their top-ranked Pork Barrel BBQ Blog and as the number one most followed BBQ company on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pork Barrel BBQ Debuts World’s First Barbeque-Scented Fragrance

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Pork Barrel BBQ Debuts World’s First Barbeque-Scented Fragrance

Introducing Que: A Bouquet of Barbeque Aromas Available in 2-Ounce Bottles

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BBQ Cologne

Washington, DCPork Barrel BBQ, the nation’s fastest growing BBQ sauce company, today announced the debut of Que, an “Eau de Barbecue” and the world’s first bottled fragrance blend of barbeques essential aromas. Que, an intoxicating bouquet of spices, smoke, meat, and sweet summer sweat, is the latest development in wearable scents and is quickly becoming a hit among meat lovers, grill masters, and backyard BBQ’ers.

“We are delighted to introduce Que – Pork Barrel BBQ’s signature fragrance – featuring a perfect blend of barbeque aromas with a touch of smoke, a hint of meat, a dash of spice, and a light finish of sweet summer sweat,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “With Que, anyone can smell like a summer barbeque and share that experience and the wonderful aromas that come with it with everyone around them.”

To promote the new product, Pork Barrel BBQ has launched a series of commercials for Que. Viewers can vote for their favorite at www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com/que.

“Celebrity fragrances like those from P. Diddy, J. Lo, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Justin Bieber have never captured the spirit of America,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “We expect Que will set a new standard for the fragrance and fashion industry throughout the United States and the world. Lady Gaga will no longer have to wear a meat dress to the next big awards ceremony – she can simply wear Que.”

Recognizing the absence of a barbeque-scented cologne and perfume, Pork Barrel BBQ worked with a team of craftsmen and fine perfumers to create the perfect barbeque aroma. Until now, no fragrance manufacturer has ever succeeded in bottling the intoxicating scents associated with barbeque and its mixture of spices, smoke and meat.

Pork Barrel BBQ says this first-of-its-kind Eau de Barbeque will change the way men and women interact when they indulge in this specially blended cologne and perfume. Women using Que will become the center of attention of members to the opposite sex. Men who use it will exude the masculine scents that women find irresistible. They also believe Que has the potential to change the fragrance industry for the better by making the everyday smells of outdoor barbequing a unique alternative to more traditional brands.

“With Que, you no longer have to spend hours in the summer heat next to a smoky grill pretending to be a grilling god or goddess,” said Hall. “Que offers universal access to the aromatics associated with outdoor barbeques, empowering those who have never touched a Weber, Char-Broil, Lang, Brinkman, or Jambo, to smell like a seasoned pitmaster. In fact, Que’s barbeque aromas are so powerful that your family will never know if you used a George Foreman Grill or a Weber Kettle.”

“Our new fragrance could be particularly attractive to vegetarians who won’t eat barbeque but still appreciate the aromas of barbeque and for those who might be nostalgic for the days when meat was still a part of their diet,” Hall said.

The sauce company’s co-founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, are recognized as two of the most creative and entrepreneurial minds in barbeque. Since their appearance on ABC’s hit reality TV show Shark Tank in 2009, they have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling award-winning BBQ products at over 1,300 stores across America including Whole Foods, Safeway and Costco. Their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America, and their sauce was recently named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

Entrepreneurs Hall and Thompson recently launched the world’s first social network dedicated exclusively to barbecue, http://www.BBQBackyard.com, and the company will soon open its first restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia this summer. They continue to earn support from avid barbecue fans with their top-ranked Pork Barrel BBQ Blog and as the number one most followed BBQ company on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter and the company’s blog.

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were 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 “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Now Available in Mid-Atlantic Costco Wholesale Stores

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce Now Available in Mid-Atlantic Costco Wholesale Stores

Costco Welcomes Fastest Growing BBQ Sauce Company in America to Shelves In Time For BBQ Season

Pork Barrel BBQ today announced Costco Wholesale Corporation will carry Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce in 15 stores across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Costco stores will be selling twin packs (2-24 ounce bottles) of Pork Barrel BBQ’s national award-winning Original BBQ Sauce. Customers at stores across Virginia and Maryland can now enjoy the BBQ sauce Men’s Health Magazine named as an “essential item” for grocery shopping lists and the Best BBQ Sauce in America.

The stocking of Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce on the shelves is a significant achievement for the Alexandria, VA based company that began in December 2008 with two entrepreneurs selling BBQ sauce and spice rub one bottle at a time out of their basements. Since then, the company has quickly become a national brand with its products available in over 1,300 grocery stores in 40 states.

“The support and encouragement Costco provides small businesses like Pork Barrel BBQ is almost unheard of in the grocery industry,” said Brett Thompson, CEO and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “Thanks to Costco we’ve been able to move from a regional BBQ sauce brand to the fastest growing BBQ sauce brand in America.”

After discovering Pork Barrel BBQ on ABC’s Shark Tank, Costco became one of the earliest retail supporters to give Pork Barrel BBQ the opportunity to introduce its line of gourmet BBQ products to a national consumer audience through its Road Show program.

“Having our BBQ sauce on the shelves of Costco stores is a dream come true,” said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. “A little over 2 years ago we were a two-man operation with a vision to create a great tasting and healthy BBQ sauce that everyone from the backyard BBQ’er to the veteran pitmaster could enjoy and afford. Thanks to Costco, hundreds of thousands of consumers will have the opportunity to make this summers BBQ season even better with Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce!”

A complete list of store locations in the Mid-Atlantic region that are selling Pork Barrel BBQ sauce is below. 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/.

Locations Carrying Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce

Costco 204 (Fairfax) – 4725 W. Ox Rd. – Fairfax, VA 22030
Costco 214 (Beltsville) – 10925 Baltimore Ave. – Beltsville, MD 20705
Costco 218 (Sterling) – 21398 Price Cascades Plaza – Sterling, VA 20164
Costco 225 (Manassas) – 10701 Sudley Manor Dr. – Manassas, VA 20109
Costco 227 (Newington-Springfield) – 7373 Boston Blvd. – Springfield, VA 22153
Costco 233 (Pentagon City) – 1200 South Fern St. – Arlington, VA 22202
Costco 239 (Winchester) – 251 Front Royal Pike – Winchester, VA 22602
Costco 330 (Frederick) – 10 Monocacy Blvd. – Frederick, MD 21701
Costco 334 (Chantilly) – 14390 Chantilly Crossing Ln. – Chantilly, VA 20151
Costco 337 (Leesburg) – 1300 Edwards Ferry Rd. – Leesburg, VA 20176
Costco 340 (Fredericksburg) – 3102 Plank Rd. #600 – Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Costco 626 (Potomac Mills) – 2700 Potomac Mills Cir. Ste 200 – Woodbridge, VA 22192
Costco 1039 (Brandywine) – 16006 Crain Highway SE – Brandywine, MD 20613
Costco 1078 (Woodmore Town Center) – 2400 Five Lees Lane – Lanham, MD 20706
Costco 1089 (Chesterfield Relocation) – 1401 Mall Dr. – Richmond, VA 23235

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 products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,300 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 competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter.

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