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May 5, 2010

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Jennifer Brand

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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 To find locations where Pork Barrel BBQ products are sold, visit the company’s store locator and online interactive map at:

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