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July 27, 2020

We’re not about to let coronavirus cancel our summer vacation, so we’re packing up the car for a Summer BBQ Road Trip… and inviting you to tag along! We’ll be (virtually) visiting five states with distinct barbeque specialties, and if you order them all before August 31, you’ll get $5 in your City Rewards account—in addition to all the points you racked up with those road trip snacks!

  • We’re kicking things off in Tennessee with our brand new Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich! We are beyond excited for you to try this one: a spicy fried chicken breast, creamy coleslaw, pickle chips, and Nashville hot mayo on a grilled and buttered bun.
  • Next we’ll head to North Carolina for—what else?—pork! Our fan-favorite LoLo’s Pulled Pork features our slow-smoked pork, marinated in vinegary Swine Wine sauce and topped with creamy slaw.
  • Then to Alabama, where we’ll savor some Pulled Chicken with ‘Bama Sauce. We smoke chicken on the bone, shred it by hand, and mix it with our scratch-made white BBQ sauce for a smoky, tangy treat.
  • We’ll head to Texas with some slow-smoked Beef Brisket, smoked for up to 18 hours and always carved to order. You do you, but we suggest enjoying without any BBQ sauce to really savor the flavor (and see that beautiful smoke ring)!
  • And we’ll wrap things up in Missouri with our St. Louis–cut Ribs: dry rubbed by hand, smoked low slow, crisped up on the grill, and hand-painted with our Original BBQ sauce. Pick up a slab or a half to end your road trip right!

So now that you know where we’re going, let’s talk logistics:

  • Our Summer BBQ Road Trip includes these five specific items (Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, LoLo’s Pulled Pork Sandwich, Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Beef Brisket Sandwich, and either a Full or Half Slab of Ribs). You’re welcome to order whatever else you like, of course, but these are the only five items that’ll count toward your road trip.
  • You can order all five items in one order, one item across five orders, however you like: as long as you get all five items between Monday, July 27 and Monday, August 31, that $5 reward is yours! (All $5 rewards will be issued on Tuesday, September 1.)
  • This is one road trip that can be completed from your couch: be sure you’re logged in to your City Rewards account when you place your order at order.citybbq.com and your Road Trip items will be eligible for delivery and curbside pickup!
  • Additional terms and conditions apply, so be sure to check out the fine print below.

A BBQ road trip is our dream vacation and we really hope you’ll tag along for the ride. We’re hitting the road today, so head to order.citybbq.com, the City BBQ app, or your local joint and get ready to roll!

Here’s that fine print we promised: Promotion runs Monday, July 27–Monday, August 31, 2020 and is fulfilled by ordering one each of five items in eligible time frame: Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, LoLo’s Pulled Pork Sandwich, Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Beef Brisket Sandwich, and either Half Slab or Full Slab of Ribs. Rewards will be issued for completed promotions on Tuesday, September 1. Lunch-size sandwiches, bulk meats, and individual rib bones are ineligible; rib purchases cannot be made on Tuesdays. No substitutions allowed. Eligible items can be ordered online at order.citybbq.com, in the City BBQ app, or in-store, where applicable. Eligible items can be ordered for carryout, curbside, delivery, or dine-in, where applicable. Guests must be logged in to their City Rewards account at time of purchase or present their City Rewards account information if ordering in-person. Not valid for orders placed via third-party delivery services. Multiple eligible items may be ordered in the same transaction. No rewards will be issued for partially completed promotions. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions. Eligible items subject to availability.

July 27, 2020

Looking to take your taste buds somewhere new this summer? You’re in luck: say hello to our new Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich! Perfect for folks looking for a little heat, this delicious sandwich features a spicy fried chicken breast, cool creamy slaw, crisp pickle chips, and our Nashville Hot mayo, all served on a grilled and buttered bun. We recommend pairing with our Fresh-Cut Fries and Cucumber Salad—and you know we don’t make recommendations without vigorous taste-testing!

Oh, you haven’t tried our new Cucumber Salad? Well then, let us introduce you to your new favorite side, filled with fresh crunchy veggies! Hand-cut cucumbers, sweet peppers, red onions, and a light homemade vinaigrette: grab a (60 calorie!) side and say “yes” to dessert.

Trust us, they’re both even better than they sound. Grab a Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich for $7.99 and a side of Cucumber Salad for $2.49, but hurry: they’re only available for a limited time!

May 26, 2020

The health, safety, and well-being of our guests, vendors, and team members has always been our number one priority, especially now.

We’ve re-examined every element of our catering process and made a number of adjustments to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Our current guidelines can be found below; we will continue to update this list in accordance with the most up-to-date guidance from public health and government officials.

  • City Barbeque caterers will wear masks throughout the entirety of the event.
  • Our team will wear gloves when setting up buffets, placing food on buffets, and serving food to guests, with gloves changed in between each of these tasks.
  • Caterers will disinfect and sanitize tables prior to service; this applies whether tables are provided by City Barbeque or the venue.
  • We’ll be setting up spaced out, single-sided buffets to help minimize congestion and crowding.
  • For an additional fee, we can also provide personal protective equipment to guests in the form of loose-fitting disposable gloves and disposable masks.
  • City Barbeque caterers will fill the plates of any guests not wearing gloves or masks.
  • Our caterers will serve from behind the buffet, reducing contact with serving utensils.
  • We will limit waves of guests to no more than 10 at the buffet at a time, and can work with you to discuss how to release guests to the buffet.
  • We’ll limit spacing between guests in the buffet line.
  • Our caterers can distribute plates to guests as they reach the buffet.
  • We’ll be pre-plating foods at our app station and can arrange our meat carving stations to be contactless, carving our smoked meats from behind the buffet.
  • We’ll change serving utensils every 25 guests or 30 minutes, whichever comes first.
  • We’ll provide either individual hand sanitizer wipes or bottles of sanitizer before guests reach the buffet or action station.
  • Our catering team will serve all guests at our beverage and dessert stations.

We appreciate your understanding, cooperation, and trust in our teams and look forward to serving you soon.

City Barbeque will be responsible for the elements outlined above. Venues and event planners will be responsible for ensuring the remaining elements of the event follow all appropriate guidelines as laid out by the CDC and local authorities.

May 10, 2020

To all the maternal figures out there—moms, grandmas, stepmoms, honorary moms, work moms, mom friends—Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all you do, today and every day. We know that this year’s holiday looks a little different, so we decided to celebrate a little differently: by releasing our very first cookbook!

The City Barbeque Pantry: Reimagining Your Slow-Smoked Favorites features more than a dozen unique recipes to try at home (and we’ve done half the work for you by smoking the meats)! We’ve been cooking with our barbeque at home for more than 20 years, so we figured it was about time we shared our favorite tips and tricks. These are some of the recipes we make at home with and for our families, and we hope you love them as much as we do.

Download the cookbook here and check out our ideas for appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, and more, all featuring your favorite smoked meats! There might also be a recipe for a certain chocolatey dessert in here, too 😉

You can download a copy for digital use or print it, if you prefer—just be sure to share your successes with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Happy cooking, and enjoy in good health!

Thanks to our own Kelsey Schottmiller for her incredible recipe development.

May 6, 2020

Remember (or heads-up, if you didn’t know): Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10! We love taking the time to recognize moms, grandmas, stepmoms, and honorary moms, but we know everyone’s celebrations might look a little different this year. That’s why we’re partying all weekend long with the mother of all offers: double points on every Motherload from Friday, May 8–Sunday, May 10, 2020. (For those doing the math, that’s enough points to automatically earn a $5 reward!)

You’ve gotta be logged in to your City Rewards account when you place your order to earn your points, but other than that, you don’t need to do anything special. Just make sure there’s a Motherload in your cart for curbside pickup or delivery this weekend!

And since moms love BBQ, Mother’s Day is always a pretty busy one for us—that’s why we’re opening this one up to pre-orders as well. Pre-order your Motherload today for curbside pickup or delivery Friday, May 8–Sunday, May 10. As long as your order is picked up or delivered this weekend, you’ll earn your double points!

You don’t have to be a mom to redeem this offer, but make sure to thank the maternal folks in your life for all they do. Pre-order your Motherload now and celebrate mom with slow-smoked barbeque!

Double points offer only valid on purchases of The Motherload fulfilled May 8–10, 2020. Points will appear on City Rewards account just prior to order pickup or delivery: you may not see them appear when you initially place your order.

May 1, 2020

May is National Barbeque Month, and we’re bringing the party to your place: May 1–7, enjoy free delivery on all orders placed at order.citybbq.com or in the City Barbeque app!

You read that right: delivery is free on every. Single. Order.

Need a More Cowbell? You get free delivery!

Fam clamoring for a Family Pack? You get free delivery!

Having the kind of day only a Motherload can fix? You get free delivery! You all get free delivery!

We’ve partnered with DoorDash to get you your ‘que, so all you’ve gotta do is place your order online (or in your iOS or Android app!), select “delivery,” and enjoy the fee-free delivery festivities.

But even the best parties don’t last forever, and this offer’s only good May 1–7, 2020. You can, however, use it on as many orders as you like (hint hint)… order here (or in the app) and start your celebration now!

* Fine print: This offer is good for orders placed and delivered May 1–7, 2020 from participating City Barbeque locations to addresses in delivery range. Only valid for orders placed on citybbq.com or the City Barbeque app. Not valid for catering orders.