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October is the spookiest, most magical time of the year. Here at City Barbeque, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, hands-down. We’re celebrating in an extra-special way this year: with our 13 Days of Halloween Giveaway! During the 13 days leading up to Halloween, we’ll run a daily contest on each post on our brand’s Facebook page. Leave a comment on our daily Halloween post and you’ll automatically be entered into that day’s #TrickorMeat giveaway!

If you’re selected as the winner of one of our daily “Tricks” you’ll win a fun—possibly spooky!—gag gift from us (and, let’s be real, we’re gonna give you some free ‘que, too). If you’re lucky enough to win that day’s “Meat” prize, you’ll win the only thing better than a bucket of fun-size candy bars: a City Barbeque gift card!

Get it? Trick or Meat?!

So head to and keep your eyes peeled: our first #TrickorMeat post drops on Friday, October 19!

*Winners will be randomly selected and contacted via Facebook message.

We love spending time with our youngest guests, which is why we’re so excited to announce another day devoted to them (and their families!). Join us for Family Time on Sunday, October 21, when kid’s meals are free with every adult meal purchase of $7 or more! (*One free kid’s meal per adult purchase.) Plus we will have some fun activities for the kids to enjoy while you’re here!

The best thing about bringing kids to City Barbeque—other than our friendly, fun-loving team and the opportunity to make lasting memories as a family—is seeing them try new things. Get this: pretty much our whole menu is available as a kids’ meal. Yes, really! It’s not just mac & cheese and chicken fingers, although we have both of those (and they’re delicious). No, we’re talking award-winning brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, turkey, sausage, green beans, fries, corn pudding, and so much more!

So bring your kiddos in for some BBQ and quality time on October 21, 2018. Just mention to the cashier that you’re here for “Family Time” and you’re all set (no coupon necessary)!

BONUS: Share a cute pic of your little one(s) enjoying our ‘que on Family Time using #CityBBQ and you could win a $100 gift card for your family! Don’t do social? That’s OK! Email photos to (winner will be notified on 10/26).

We’re so excited to introduce our two newest scratch-made menu items, just in time for fall: Brunswick Stew and Southwest Slaw!

Folks have been asking, and we’re so happy to answer: City Barbeque now has Brunswick Stew! This made-from-scratch barbeque staple features award-winning brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey, homemade chicken stock, sweet corn, black beans, green peppers… and that’s just the half of it! We’ll be selling the stew as a side ($2.79) or a bowl ($5.49) for you to get your Brunswick fix.

Looking for something lighter? Our healthy, house-made Southwest Slaw features superfood greens, sweet corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions, and fresh jalapeno in a cilantro lime vinaigrette. (This slaw’s not spicy: that hand-diced jalapeno just adds a terrific kick!) Get your kicks now with a side of Southwest Slaw for $2.79, or pick up a pint or quart to take to fall’s first potluck.

Keep it real with our take on a barbeque classic, or keep on track with our fresh new superfood slaw—you can do both starting today! But remember, these new faves are only around for a limited time, so get your stew/slaw on while you can.

UPDATE, UPDATE… we’re now also serving your favorite, classic seasonal side: Sweet Potato Casserole! Our sweet potato casserole starts out every day as fresh sweet potatoes. It ends the day as a scratch-made casserole, served with a crunchy topping of brown sugar and pecans.

The wait is over.. Sweet Potato Casserole is back!

Our fave fall side is back: Sweet Potato Casserole!

The joint has closed for renovations and is expected to reopen later this year

August 26, 2018

FINDLAY, Ohio—City Barbeque, LLC has acquired the assets of Fresh BBQ, LLC, which owned and operated the City Barbeque location at 15033 Flag City Drive in Findlay, Ohio.

“Fresh BBQ, LLC, the franchisee which previously owned and operated the Findlay joint, is returning the business to the original founding company, City Barbeque,” said Rick Malir, City Barbeque CEO. “The City Barbeque team is excited to start operations of this location and bring award-winning barbeque to Findlay.”

City Barbeque Findlay has temporarily closed and will undergo a major renovation over the next few months. The restaurant is expected to fire up the smokers again later this year, and will celebrate with a Grand Reopening (details to be announced).

All previously placed catering orders will be fulfilled during the restaurant’s temporary closure. When the joint reopens, folks in Findlay will be able to experience the award-winning barbeque that the company is known for nationwide.

Follow City Barbeque on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details on the reopening festivities.


About City Barbeque
At City Barbeque, folks wake up early to make the city’s best barbeque: every day, at every restaurant, teammates slow-smoke award-winning barbeque and craft homemade sides and desserts. City Barbeque also caters incredible events, providing personalized, friendly, and affordable service for events large or small, formal or laid-back. The company is devoted to supporting its teammates and the communities it serves and prioritizes giving back to local charities and non-profits.

City Barbeque teammates are dedicated to providing competition-quality barbeque and genuine backyard hospitality; to improving themselves and their processes a little every day; and to staying true to their purpose: to serve and create happiness. For more information, visit City Barbeque at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

At City Barbeque, we try to serve and create happiness in every way we can—from treating someone to a banana pudding, on the house, to giving back thousands of dollars to our communities every year. This National Nonprofit Day, we’re asking you to join our mission of service and happiness creation!

Do you work or volunteer for a nonprofit? Could $500 worth of free barbeque amplify your mission? Maybe you’ve got volunteers who need fed. Maybe, by offering free barbeque at an event, you’d get a bigger turnout to help fix up a home, or build a playground, or raise more funds. How can we help you serve others and create happiness?

Check out the post on our Facebook page, and comment with your plan for turning $500 worth of BBQ into something even better for the community. (Not on Facebook? You can also email your idea directly to Don’t work for a nonprofit or do-good group, but know one who’d be interested? Share our Facebook post and let them know to enter!

From August 17–26, we’ll review all submitted plans and select our favorite to start with, then we’ll work with that organization to figure out how to best get them their barbeque: could be a gift card, could be some Party Packs, could be hundreds of award-winning brisket sandwiches. We’ll also be happy to help promote the great thing they’ve got planned (and who knows, maybe we can help out even more!).

Entries will be accepted through August 26, and the actual event or activity should be completed by the end of October 2018. We’re excited to share the wonderful thing you’ve accomplished!

We’re excited to hear from you and to help support your service to the community with some free ‘que!


We’re big fans of fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers—all of ‘em! To help you celebrate the special guys in your life, we’re giving away coozies this Father’s Day, June 17. Bring in your dad for some ‘que and surprise him with a free treat from his favorite barbeque joint 🙂

And someone’s dad is gonna get the ultimate BBQ gift: we’re giving away a $100 gift card! Just share a selfie of you and your pops enjoying some City Barbeque and you’re entered to win. Just be sure to tag #citybbq so we see it! (Dad doesn’t do social? Just email your selfie to to enter.) Winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Wednesday, June 20.

And if still need a Father’s Day gift but don’t want to buy him another tie, we’ve got your back! From now until Father’s Day, for every $30 in gift cards you buy, we’ll throw in a $5 bonus card for you!**

* Free coozie available with any purchase on Sunday, June 17, 2018.
** Bonus card offer valid through June 17.