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Grill Geniuses” of Pork Barrel BBQ Bring America’s Favorite Award-Winning BBQ Sauces to NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show

** To Sample Pork Barrel BBQ’s Award-Winning BBQ Sauces — Visit Booth 4746 **
 
Washington, D.C. (January 15, 2013) – Pork Barrel BBQ, America’s fastest-growing barbecue sauce company, will showcase its line of national award-winning BBQ products at the National Association for the Specialty Food Trades (NASFT) Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA January 20-22.
 
Food & Wine Magazine has declared Pork Barrel BBQ co-founders Heath Hall and Brett Thompson among the “Best BBQ Pit Masters and Grill Geniuses” in America. Both of the accomplished entrepreneurs and decorated pitmasters will be greeting guests at the Fancy Food Show with samples of their national award-winning BBQ sauces, spice rub, and BBQ peanuts which are currently carried in over 3,000 grocery stores and retail outlets across North America.
 
“We’re looking forward to introducing our line of national award-winning BBQ products to retail buyers and sharing our recent success stories with NASFT members,” said Hall, President of Pork Barrel BBQ. “Retailers across America are witnessing the increased popularity of barbecuing, and more and more customers are requesting they carry Pork Barrel BBQ’s variety of affordable gourmet BBQ sauces and spice rub which have won over the taste buds of judges at barbecue contests and backyard grillers across America!”
 
To taste all of Pork Barrel BBQ’s products, visit BOOTH 4746.
 
Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, Hall and Thompson have become the specialty food and barbecue industry’s most-watched entrepreneurs. Widely recognized as the winning entrepreneurs from ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank, Hall and Thompson are known for their creative and innovative approaches to starting and growing a successful business.
 
Recent accolades include:

 
Over the past year, Pork Barrel BBQ expanded its lineup of award-winning barbecue sauces and products to include Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar Sauce, was a featured success story on ABC’s Shark Tank, and became featured BBQ Experts on HowCast.com with numerous instructional and demonstration videos from the famed pitmasters on barbecue basics and favorite recipes.
 
During 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.
 
Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and products are currently distributed to over 3,000 stores nationwide and online, including Whole Foods, Costco, The Fresh Market, Safeway, Central Market, Stop & Shop, and Harris Teeter. Praised for its gluten free and all-natural quality ingredients, more Americans and barbecue enthusiasts nationwide are purchasing Pork Barrel BBQ sauces and All-American Spice Rub than any other competition-quality barbecue products on the market today.
 
For more information about Pork Barrel BBQ, visit www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.
 
TO SCHEDULE MEDIA APPEARANCES WITH HEATH HALL & BRETT THOMPSON DURING THE NASFT SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW:
Contact (202) 246-1698 or (202) 731-2114
 
 
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 2012 Sam’s Club National Barbecue Championship Local Contest in Pleasantville, NJ, 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. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebookand Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).
 
About Heath Hall and Brett Thompson
Since founding Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, Hall and 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 (http://www.twitter.com/porkbarrelbbq).
 
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 3,000 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 Sauce 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 www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.
 
About the NASFT
The NASFT is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 to foster trade, commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. Today there are more than 2,900 members in the U.S. and abroad. The NASFT’s website for consumers, foodspring.com, provides an insider’s look at specialty foods and the companies, entrepreneurs and artisans behind them. For information on the NASFT, go to http://www.foodspring.com/about/nasft. For information on the NASFT’s Fancy Food Shows, go to http://www.fancyfoodshows.com.