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January 23, 2015

City Barbeque made enough macaroni in 2014 to make 1,963,636 kids (and kids at heart) say “More, please!

In 2014, City Barbeque gave away enough food to Food Rescue, an organization that delivers food to shelters in the community, to feed 25,592 people free pulled pork platters!

In 2014, City Barbeque won 17 local and national awards for having the best barbecue around.

1,196 organizations held fundraisers at a City Barbeque joint in 2014… We love to help—just ask!

City Barbeque used enough chocolate chips in their cakes last year to make over 20,450 chocolate bunnies.

City Barbeque cooked enough brisket in 2014 to easily feed 345 adult, male lions every day for an entire year.

City Barbeque customers LOVE a kick—they consumed over 189,000 pounds of Brush Fire barbecue sauce in 2014.

If laid end-to-end, City Barbeque sold enough rib bones to cross the state of Ohio and run 50 miles into Kentucky!

City Barbeque’s first business came in the form of catering college tailgating.

All City Barbeque employees enjoy free barbeque as a company perk (and great pay, too!).

We got our big break when we won the Superbowl of BBQ back in 1997 – winning Best Barbeque Brisket at the American Royal Invitational – besting over 300 teams from around the country.

We make all of our sides right here, from scratch, and we smoke all our meats on premise.

We have a secret insider menu… but can you find it? *Hint- it’s not on the website!

Brides and BBQ go well together – we have catered hundreds of weddings to rave reviews.

We have more than 30,000 friends on Facebook – won’t you join us?

This message is for all the City Barbeque teammates from president and founder, Rick Malir:

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since we opened the doors of our first joint on Henderson Rd. in Columbus, OH… A lot has changed since then, but one of the things that hasn’t is that we still have hardworking and passionate folks working at each of our joints doing things the way we did back then. I want to thank ALL of you for being a part of this ride and continuing to do things the right way, not always the easy way, and having fun while doing it- YOU have allowed us to grow and I want to say how truly grateful I am to have every one of you as part of the City Barbeque family! Here’s to you and the next 15 (and beyond!). Thank you, team City Barbeque! -Rick

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Woop Woop! Congift card with thumbs up 2grats to Mariann S. who won BBQ for a year out of our Beavercreek joint! That’s a whole lotta FREE ‘Que- enjoy!

Do YOU want to win a year of barbeque? Just fill out the online survey at the bottom of our receipts- we pick one winner EVERY month! Click here for terms and conditions.

 

Grove City, Ohio served up the December 2014 “‘Que for a Year” winner, Carol Beougher.

Congratulations, Carol!

Enjoy some BBQ on us. A lot of it.

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It could be you next month! Just come on in and visit us, then let us know how we’re doing by completing the survey on the bottom of your receipt. You’ll automatically be entered to win!

View the terms and conditions here.

 

15 Years of Staying True

January 16, 2015

City Barbeque is celebrating its 15th year of operation from January 12th through the 25th.  The hand-crafted barbeque chain is recognizing this mile marker with a celebration that is true to the company’s roots of competition-quality and backyard hospitality.

Our founders: Frank Pizzo, Rick Malir, Jim Budros, Mike Taylor and John Kean in front of “The Old Donut Shop” soon to be City Barbeque Henderson Road in 1999

Since opening their doors in December, 1999 City Barbeque has grown to 25 locations across four states with continuous growth averaging roughly four locations per year over the past few years. City Barbeque has been a real bright spot for their employees too, with starting pay well above the average for comparable establishments, offering a scholarship program for their employees, 70 percent promotion from within, and the opportunity to advance as new restaurants are opened.

In their 15 years City Barbeque has received many awards and accolades. In 2014 alone they received 17 different “best of” awards including national recognition with Men’s Journal naming them one of the best bbq joints in America and receiving the National Turkey Federation award for their local Cooper Farms Turkey.

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$5 Tumbler free refills through March 31

City Barbeque is celebrating 15 years of business and of giving back to the communities in which it serves. The anniversary celebration will take place Monday, January 12 through Sunday, January 25 and will include in-restaurant excitement and giveaways for loyal guests along with a charitable giving campaign for Resurrecting Lives.

“We’re very happy to partner with Resurrecting Lives Foundation. They do a great job giving opportunities to Vets for advancement, education and growth,”

said City Barbeque President and Founder, Rick Malir.

Resurrecting Lives Foundation based in Dublin, Ohio, advocates for returning heroes and their families by collaborating with civilian institutions to provide health care, education and employment- specifically for those Veterans with traumatic brain injury. City Barbeque guests can help out by purchasing five dollar beverage tumblers, which get the benefit of free refills with any purchase through March 31st. 100 percent of the sales proceeds will go to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation.

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