Pork Barrel BBQ – Retail Sales


Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub Now Available At Sam’s Club

Sam's Club

Over the past three years we’ve slept in Sam’s Club parking lots from New Jersey to Arkansas competing in the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour. Hours of our conversation during those nights consisted of dreaming about having our products on the shelves at Sam’s Club and figuring out a strategy to make those dreams a reality. We’re very excited to announce that our hard work over the past three years has paid off and you can now purchase our Pork Barrel BBQ-All American Spice Rub in a 19oz chef jar at ALL Sam’s Clubs in the United States!

Our All-American Spice Rub is a versatile all-purpose rub that is great on pork, beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables. Its combination of 14 herbs and spices includes Ancho Chile, Chipotle Chile, Smoked Paprika, Cilantro, Garlic and Cumin which gives the All-American Spice Rub a smoky and savory flavor with slight notes of spice and herbs.

The All-American Spice Rub is great on traditional BBQ dishes like ribs and chicken, but is equally good as a seasoning for pot roast and fried chicken. It’s even great on popcorn! Let your imagination run wild, we haven’t found much it isn’t great on!

Sam's Club BBQ Rub

If you’re at Sam’s Club we’d appreciate your support – pick up a jar or two and stock up for the summer!


Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Rub Now Available at Price Chopper Stores Throughout CT, MA, NH, NY, PA & VT

Price Chopper

We are pleased to announce that our entire line of Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces (Original, Sweet, Mustard & Carolina Vinegar) & our All-American Spice Rub is now available at all Price Chopper Stores located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, & Vermont. 

Pork Barrel BBQ - 14oz Sauce Collection & Rub with Trophies

Next time your at Price Chopper please pick up a bottle or two of our national award winning BBQ Sauce and Rub! Find your closest Price Chopper HERE!


Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Kickstarter Campaign

Today we are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to help fund our newest product, Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky. Please head over to our Pork Barrel BBQ Kickstarter Page and help fund our campaign and receive some great rewards! Here’s a bit more about our Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Campaign.


We spend a lot of time on the road traveling to food shows, BBQ contests and media appearances teaching the art of BBQ and we were looking for the perfect snack to hold us over between meals and it just happens we LOVE BACON!!!! We don’t always have our favorite cast iron skillet with us or the time to fry up a slab of Bacon so we started thinking how can we turn one of our favorite foods into a convenient snack item that can be taken anywhere and carried in a pocket, a small bag or purse or a glove box and it hit us – BACON JERKY. Besides, who doesn’t love Bacon? We do and we think you are going to love our line of Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky!!!

The Flavors

Spicy Srirachi – We already know you love Bacon and you probably think it is impossible to improve on something as close to perfection as Bacon is. We think we’ve done the impossible with Pork Barrel BBQ Spicy Srirachi Bacon Jerky. Our Spicy Srirachi Bacon Jerky is poised to be the standard all jerky is measured by if you love a sweet heat.

Bacon Jerky - Srirachi

Old Fashioned Maple – If you’re a fan of pancakes and Bacon for breakfast look no further than our Pork Barrel BBQ Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky. Our Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky is the perfect marriage of smoke and sweet and might just replace your daily breakfast routine. 

Bacon Jerky - Maple


Honey Pepper – Cracked Pepper and honey are ingredients that have been taking food to the next level for centuries, so we asked ourselves, why not take Bacon to the next level? The perfect combination of cracked pepper and honey takes our Pork Barrel BBQ Honey Pepper Bacon Jerky to levels few tastes buds have ever gone! Our Honey Pepper Bacon Jerky is the ideal combination of savory and sweet infused into a perfect meaty slice of Bacon. Are your taste buds ready?

Bacon Jerky - Honey Pepper

Where will your money go?

Help us bring Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky to the WORLD!  We have spent the better part of the past year perfecting our line of Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky and are now ready to share it with the world. The support we receive from the Kickstarter community will help fund our efforts to take Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky out of our kitchen and into retailers across America. 

Kickstarter funds will be used to:

  • Produce final products for shipments to supporters;
  • Purchase labels and packaging;
  • Develop and produce marketing materials;
  • Fund samples for retail buyers;
  • Gain retail distribution; and
  • Produce inventory.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of Pork Barrel BBQ! Here’s to a year filled with Bacon Jerky!!!

Risks and challenges


We have first hand experience, gained through the development of a distribution chain for our national award-winning line or Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rubs, dealing with the challenges associated with gaining distribution for a new food product. These challenges include gaining shelf space, paying slotting fees, providing retailers free product, conducting numerous food demos and sampling events, and advertising. Overcoming these challenges requires significant capital, a hardworking sales force, and a great product.


It’s fun to create a new product in your kitchen at home and hand out samples to friends and family, but to make it a truly viable business that can meet consumer demand and insure on time delivery you must either invest in a commercial production facility or partner with an outstanding manufacture.


The USDA requires jerky to be made in an approved facility under the supervision of a USDA inspector. After more than a year of research we have partnered with a production facility that has years of experience manufacturing some of the best jerky available for consumer purchase.

Thank you for your support – Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky Kickstarter Campaign


Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces Now At Menards

Menards' Store Front

We are very excited to announce that Menards is now carrying our line of National Award Winning BBQ Sauces! All four varieties of Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce (Original, Sweet, Mustard & Carolina Vinegar) are on the shelves at your local Menards.

Stop in and stock up for the summer and thank them for carrying Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces!

Find a Menards near you here


Watch Pork Barrel BBQ on CNBC’s Power Lunch & Save 20% on Orders From The Pork Barrel BBQ Online Store

Power Lunch

Tune in to CNBC’s Power Lunch tomorrow (February 4) between 1:00pm & 2:00pm EST to see our live interview on how the Shark Tank effect impacted us. Come back to CNBC tomorrow night to watch Shark Tank Tuesday’s and see one of our Shark Tank episodes at 9:00pm EST.

Head on over to the Pork Barrel BBQ Online Store and save 20% on all orders placed through Sunday, February 9 when you use coupon code “CNBC“!


2014 Winter Fancy Food Show – Pork Barrel BBQ Will Be In Booth 282


If you are going to be in San Francisco this weekend (January 19-21, 2014) and coming to the Winter Fancy Food Show be sure to stop by booth 282 and visit with Pork Barrel BBQ. If you’re a retailer looking for a great new line of BBQ products for this summer look no further than Pork Barrel BBQ!


Fox & Friends Special – Save 25% At Checkout Using Code – FOXANDFRIENDS

Welcome Fox & Friends viewers!  We have created a special Fox and Friends Deal just for you! Save 25% on All Orders  through July 28, 2013 at Checkout using Coupon Code FOXANDFRIENDS!  Visit our Online Store by Clicking Here!

Pork Barrel BBQ on Fox & Friends


Cook’s Illustrated Magazine Names Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce The “Supreme Sauce”

We are thrilled to announce that Cook’s Illustrated magazine has named our Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce the Supreme BBQ Sauce in their August 2013 issue!

Here’s what Cook’s Illustrated had to say about our Original BBQ Sauce:

“…Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce, delivered. With generous additions of vinegar, salt, and chili paste along with liquid smoke, it was tart, spicy, and more savory than sweet. It also had enough body to cling to the chicken.”

“This “big, bold” winner boasted a “robust,” “Vinegary” kick.

Check out the article here or find it on newsstands now!

Cook's Illustrated Best BBQ Sauce

Cook’s Illustrated Supreme Sauce


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Happy BBQing!

Heath and Brett


BBQ Voters to Pick the President with Straw Poll

Key Remaining Undecided Group Will Decide the Outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election at

Pick The Prez - Homepage Ad

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 – Washington, D.C.’s Pork Barrel BBQ today announced America’s first of its kind, and indisputably accurate, straw poll that experts believe will predict the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election. As the campaign’s battle over the remaining undecided voters, political pundits have given a new name to this critical remaining swing voter – The BBQ Voter.

“The BBQ Voter is the key remaining undecided vote in critical swing states like Virginia, Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, and the candidates would be wise to target the BBQ Voter in the remaining days of the election,” said Heath Hall, President of Pork Barrel BBQ, a bipartisan BBQ company.

BBQ’ers across America are encouraged to participate in what could be 2012’s most definitive Presidential Straw Poll that is sure to have both candidates hoping the results show them smoking their competition. Voters will cast their votes through the purchase of BBQ’ers for Obama and BBQ’ers for Romney t-shirts and bumper stickers being sold online at Each t-shirt or bumper sticker purchase equals one vote for the candidate. Votes cast in Pork Barrel BBQ’s official BBQ’ers Presidential Straw Poll will be calculated weekly and posted at here.

Political pundits, pollsters and BBQ lovers agree that the 2012 Presidential Election and battle for the Oval Office will be determined by the slimmest of margins. Both President Obama and Governor Romney are either painfully aware that this year’s election is likely to be decided by the undecided American BBQ voter or their numerous stops at barbecue joints across America is just an admission that they love barbecue more than any other American cuisine.

The candidates are encouraged to publically release their favorite barbecue recipes to the voters and eat more barbecue over the final weeks of the Presidential campaign in an attempt to sway the remaining BBQ Voters.

Barbecue has been a common unifier between the American people and politicians since the founding of America. Our first president, George Washington, once noted in his diary that he “went up to Alexandria to a barbecue”. One can only wonder if he was the first person in line for the nation’s first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant that opened near his homestead in Alexandria in 2011. President Andrew Jackson was known to smoke meats behind his Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee and President Lyndon Johnson served barbecue at his first formal State Dinner and continued to practice “barbecue diplomacy’ throughout his political career.

BBQ’ers who wish to show support for President Obama or Governor Romney are encouraged to purchase BBQ’ers for Obama and BBQ’ers for Romney t-shirts and bumper stickers at

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

About Pork Barrel BBQ

Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2008, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson have become the barbecue industry’s most watched entrepreneurs and 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.

Hall and Thompson have expanded their business from creating BBQ sauces and spice rubs in their home kitchens to selling award-winning BBQ products in over 4,000 stores across America including Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Safeway, The Fresh Market and Costco. Their inaugural cookbook, the free Pork Barrel BBQ Guide to Tailgating, received praise from food and sports fans across America, and their sauces have won numerous awards and was recently named to the list of Best BBQ Sauces in America by Country Living Magazine and one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine.

In 2011, Pork Barrel BBQ debuted a specialty BBQ-flavored peanut with FERIDIES, added Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce to their line of sauces, introduced the world’s first barbeque scented fragrance – Que, continued to earn top awards on the professional barbecue circuit, and opened the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. In 2012, the company has debuted Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce, made an appearance on a follow-up segment of ABC’s Shark Tank, became Grand Champions on the Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, and were recently profiled in Inc. Magazine.

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