News & Blog

June 9, 2021

We’re having another hiring event, this time for our catering team! Save the date for Tuesday, June 15, when you’ll be able to apply, interview, and get hired on the spot at select joints in every market.

Events run from 9–11 am and 6–8 pm on Tuesday, June 15 at the following City Barbeque joints:

Decatur, Georgia

Cary, North Carolina

Matthews, North Carolina

Deerfield, Illinois

Orland Park, Illinois

Kentwood, Michigan

Troy, Michigan

Avon, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana

Harrodsburg Road, Kentucky

Hurstbourne, Kentucky

Blue Ash, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio

Upper Arlington, Ohio

Beavercreek, Ohio

Fairlawn, Ohio

Beachwood, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Madison, Wisconsin


Folks who join our catering can look forward to an average of $20/hour (pay and tips) and a great big list of benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Annual scholarship opportunity ($3,000 value)
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance after 60 days*
  • Vacation pay*
  • 401k match up to 4% of salary*
  • Opportunities for raises TWICE a year
  • Your favorite BBQ for free (up to $2,400/year)
  • 25% discount when off the clock
  • Free uniforms, including shoes
  • Fun environment and friendly teammates

Wondering what to wear? Dress comfortably and casually (we won’t be wearing anything fancy either) and, since we’re following CDC guidelines, vaccinated folks can skip the masks.

Can’t attend? Apply here—even if you can’t make it, we’d still love to meet you!

Here at City Barbeque, we like to say our ‘que tastes like home, no matter where you’re from—and if you’re from Kansas City, have we got a treat for you! Meet the first in our new series of regional BBQ Boxes, designed to give you a taste of what BBQ means to folks all across the country. Our first box is available now, and it’s stuffed full of Kansas City specialties.

The star of our Kansas City BBQ Box is without a doubt our Burnt Ends, back on the menu and right in the box! Cubes of brisket that we’ve smoked twice, charred on the grill, and tossed in a sweet, tangy glaze, this fan favorite is served over buttery grilled Texas toast with crisp pickles. Joining Burnt Ends in the box are our juicy Smoked Turkey and a full slab of our St. Louis–cut Ribs. We round things out with a pint each of our Baked Beans with Brisket, swimming in our KC-inspired Sweet City sauce, and creamy Mac & Cheese. Finish things off some buttery grilled Texas toast and you’ve got a meal that’s worth writing home about (even if you didn’t really go anywhere).

This regional BBQ Box serves 3–4 folks (depends on your appetite!) for $49.99. We’ve got more of these up our sleeves—Texas, North Carolina, maybe even some City BBQ classics—so this love letter to Kansas City won’t be on the menu forever. Order your BBQ Box now for curbside, delivery, or in-store pickup!

April 27, 2021

We’re having a hiring party! Sunday and Monday, May 2–3, join us at your local City Barbeque joint from 9–11 am or 2–5 pm: we’ll be holding open interviews and hiring on the spot!

Here’s what to expect from the hiring party:

  • Dress casual: we can guarantee you we won’t be wearing suits, so we wouldn’t expect you to, either
  • Mask up: safety is our #1 priority, so please be sure to wear a mask (we’ll have some on hand if you need one)
  • Get excited: you’ll have the opportunity to sample the city’s best BBQ—plus, you’ll have the chance to win BBQ for a year!

And here’s what you can look forward to once you get the job:

  • Opportunities for raises TWICE a year
  • Your favorite BBQ for free (up to $2,400/year)
  • 25% discount when off the clock
  • Free uniforms, including shoes
  • Fun environment and friendly teammates
  • Vacation pay*
  • 401k match up to 4% of salary*
  • Annual scholarship opportunity ($3,000 value)
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance after 60 days*

Can’t join us for the party? We’ll miss meeting you, but we’d still love for you to apply!

  • Visit or text “citybbq” to 85000
  • Double-check you’ve got the right location (this one’s important!)
  • Submit your application—we’ll be in touch!

April 7, 2021

The class of 2021 has made it through quite a school year! It’s an achievement that deserves to be celebrated, even if the ceremony looks a bit different and fewer folks are there (in person, at least) to congratulate your graduate.

No matter what your party looks like, one thing’s a given: a graduation party of any shape or size calls for City Barbeque! Luckily for you, we’ve got a wide range of options available to serve you, your grad, and your guests the city’s best BBQ in the safest way possible.

Looking for a DIY affair this year? Pick up a Party Pack! With options for everything from the smallest gathering to the biggest-you-can-reasonably-have-right-now bash—all available for contactless curbside pickup at your local City Barbeque joint—we’ve got everything you need for a safe celebration.

And if you’re whipping up your own sides but still need some expertly smoked BBQ, we’re more than happy to help you out! A whole brisket, a pork shoulder, a bunch of smoked sausage, or as many racks of ribs as you may need—you can order it all online for easy pickup. Or, if you’ve got the meats but want to round out the table with your favorite sides, our online ordering has you covered there, too!

Know what you want, but don’t want to set it up? Order your own catering online! Pick your package and all the options, and we’ll deliver and set up the BBQ spread of your dreams.

Hoping for some help in the party-planning department? Our full-service catering teams have your back! Our friendly experts have years of expertise and an extensive list of health and safety guidelines: we’ll deliver, set up, and serve in a way that keeps everyone’s safety top of mind.

No matter how you choose to get your ‘que, we’d love to help you congratulate your grad. Start your order now or reach out to start planning!

Spring is nearly here, and you know what that means: we’re getting ready to load the smokers with the most beautiful hams your Easter table has ever seen. Order an Easter meal now and get your hands on a ham—plus two of your favorite comfort food sides and buns for all those leftover ham sandwiches!

Our Smoked Bone-in Ham Meal comes with a whole smoked ham, two pan sides of your choice, and a dozen buns, and serves 12–14 for $154.99. Just like every year, we’ve sourced incredible artisan-cured hams, which we’ll smoke for hours over local hickory and serve unglazed and whole (carving instructions included).

Concerned about leftovers? Don’t be! Our ham and sides freeze like a dream, plus we’ve got a whole cookbook full of ideas for any bonus ham you might have.

Supplies are limited, so these meals aren’t available to order online. It’s all first-come, first-served, so place your order now either over the phone or in-store at your local City Barbeque joint. Then relax: we’ve got Easter covered!

All City Barbeque locations will be closed Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Hams are available for in-store pickup March 28–April 5, 2021.

Just looking for a ham? You can order a Smoked Bone-in Ham by itself for $84.99. Considering a brisket? We hear you: pick up a whole brisket to carve at home for $105–115 (pricing varies by location). 

November 24, 2020

The holidays are here, and fewer folks gathering around the table means more leftovers, and more leftovers clearly call for a holiday leftovers cookbook! In The City Barbeque 2020 Holiday Leftovers Cookbook, you’ll find new ideas for your leftover ham, turkey, brisket, and even some of your favorite homemade sides.

Check out the cookbook here for digital viewing, and here if you’re looking for a file to print. We’d love to see what you whip up, so be sure to share your finished dishes with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

As we reach the end of this year, we can all be comforted by something delicious cooked by someone who cares. We’ll make a slow-smoked holiday meal for you; use these recipes to make something special for someone you love. Consider this a safely distanced holiday hug, from all of us at City Barbeque to you.

(Looking for more recipes? Check out our first cookbook here!)