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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!)

November 16, 2020

This holiday season may look a little different, but a City Barbeque gift card is still the perfect gift for everyone on your list! (Everyone on your list loves slow-smoked barbeque, right?) And now through December 31, 2020, with every $25 you spend on gift cards, you’ll get a $5 bonus card!

You can always buy gift cards in your local City Barbeque joint, over the phone, or at, but what if you decide you want to knock out dinner for the family and shopping for your friends all at once? We’ve got you covered: you can now add gift cards to your order for curbside, delivery, or in-store pickup at! Your gift cards (and bonus cards!) will be activated and ready to roll when you receive them, plus you get to celebrate your smart planning with some slow-smoked BBQ.

And don’t forget Double Bonus Days, when you’ll get two $5 bonus cards with every $25 spent on gift cards: set a reminder for December 7 and December 8!

While you’re making holiday shopping plans, don’t forget the meal planning! We’ve got bone-in hams, whole smoked turkeys, and whole briskets all bundled up with your favorite comfort food sides… all you have to do is pick the menu and pick it up. Sweet potato casserole or smashed potatoes with gravy? A classic smoked turkey or a mouthwatering smoked ham? The choice is yours, but hurry: these holiday meals are going quick. Learn more and reserve yours today!

Our bonus cards come with a little fine print: This offer is valid on gift card purchases made in store, over the phone, or online at and at Gift card purchases from City Barbeque Catering are not eligible for bonus cards. Bonus cards will be redeemable in-store January–February 2021 and are worth $5 towards any purchase (excluding alcohol); up to two bonus cards can be used per check. Bonus cards have no cash value, do not carry a balance, and cannot be used for orders placed online or fulfilled by third-party delivery services. No duplicate gift cards or bonus cards will be accepted. City Rewards members do not earn points on gift card purchases: the gift card recipient earns points when making a purchase using the gift card.

Fast-casual executive honored for innovative leadership in the face of global pandemic

November 5, 2020

DUBLIN, Ohio—Diane Reed, CFO at City Barbeque, has been named to the Columbus Smart 50, Smart Business Columbus magazine’s annual list of Central Ohio’s 50 top executives.

Established in 2014, the Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the region’s 50 smartest companies for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. The 2020 honorees were recognized at a virtual ceremony on November 5, celebrating achievements in innovation, impact, and sustainability.

Reed joined City Barbeque in June 2019 and immediately set to work furthering the brand on its path to becoming one of the region’s most forward-thinking companies. Her guidance allowed the company to preserve liquidity needs through the COVID-19 crisis, allowing plans for growth to continue. Reed was key in the brand’s rapid adjustment to the pandemic, rolling out new revenue channels and bolstering sales to nearly pre-COVID numbers.

“It’s an honor to be included in this year’s Smart 50 cohort, but the recognition truly belongs to the team here at City Barbeque,” Reed said. “The innovation and growth we’ve been able to achieve this year would have been impossible without their flexibility, imagination, and resilience.” City Barbeque Founder and CEO Rick Malir, himself honored at the 2018 Smart 50 Awards, said, “We’re proud to have Diane on the team and couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of this award. She’s been invaluable during this crisis, helping us find ways to realize our long-term goals without losing sight of our core values.”

Other recent recognition for City Barbeque includes a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, a spot on the Fast Casual Top 100, and a Best Practices Award from TDn2K, all in 2019. In 2018, the company was named Best Employer in Columbus CEO’s annual Best of Business Awards.


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.

Media contact
Elizabeth Grunewald
Marketing Project Specialist, City Barbeque

October 28, 2020

As 2020 starts to wind down, we’re all looking for something comforting, something we can really count on. Good news: our slow-smoked holiday meals are back! Just like every year, we’re smoking bone-in hams, whole turkeys, and ready-to-carve briskets for your holiday table—pick your two favorite homemade sides and your holiday meal is in the bag.

Even if there are fewer folks at the table this year, we’ll give you all the reheating instructions you’ll need (and who knows, we might just have a few ideas for what to do with those leftovers, too…)

Smoked Bone-in Ham Meal: $154.99
comes with two pan sides of your choice, plus a quart of gravy or a dozen buns (feeds 14 with leftovers)

Whole Smoked Turkey Meal: $154.99
comes with two pan sides of your choice, plus a quart of gravy or a dozen buns (feeds 14 with leftovers)

Smoked Beef Brisket Meal: $154.99
comes with two pan sides of your choice, plus a quart of gravy or a dozen buns (feeds 14 with leftovers)

Smoked Turkey Breast Meal: $74.99
comes with two quart sides of your choice, plus a pint of gravy or a dozen buns (feeds 8 with leftovers)

(Individual meats are also available, with hams and whole turkeys for $84.99 each and smoked turkey breasts for $49.99.)

We sell out of these meals every year, and this year isn’t looking any different… which means you’ll want to order yours today! Due to limited supply, these aren’t available for online order: these meals and meats are only available to order over the phone or in-store.

Let us help make the holidays as normal as possible. Reserve your holiday meal now!

Click here for Turkey heating and carving instructions.

Click here for Ham heating and carving instructions.