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May 6, 2010

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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 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

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