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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, January 28, when kid’s meals are free with every adult meal purchase of $7 or more! (*One free kid’s meal per adult purchase.)

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, LoLo’s pulled pork, pulled chicken, turkey, sausage, smoked Amish farm chicken, gumbo, green beans, sweet vinegar slaw… the list literally just keeps going!

So bring your kiddos in for some BBQ and quality time on January 28, 2018. Just mention to the cashier that you’re here for “Family Time” and you’re all set (no coupon necessary)!

If you’ve ever driven down LaGrange Road and thought to yourself “Gee, I wish I could grab a bite from an award-winning barbeque joint and grab some hickory-smoked meats, made-from-scratch sides, and indulgent desserts right about now,” you’re in luck: we’re getting ready to open our second Chicagoland location! We’ll be loading up the smokers in Orland Park in April 2018, and are so excited to be part of the neighborhood.

So this spring, if you’re in the mood for some national award–winning beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey, St Louis–cut ribs, smoked sausage, Amish farm chicken, or homemade specialties like warm peach cobbler and hand-dipped hush puppies, all served with our unique brand of backyard hospitality, stop by and see us:

City Barbeque Orland Park
14301 S. LaGrange Rd, Unit A
Orland Park, Il 60462

And be sure to keep an eye out for news on our community opening celebration—follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more!

If your New Year’s resolution is to:

  • support our nation’s veterans
  • score a new artist-designed limited-edition cup
  • drink more tea but without having to pay for it

then you’re in luck! Starting January 2, 2018 when you buy a new limited-edition tumbler* at any of our joints, we’ll donate all proceeds to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation—AND you’ll get free refills with any purchase through the end of March, 2018! *We really do mean limited… we sell out every year, so don’t wait too long!

Resurrecting Lives works to help veterans with traumatic brain injury—an estimated 20–25% of the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan—successfully transition to a post-military career and life through advocacy, aid, fundraising, and research. We’re so proud to help support the work of this incredible organization, and hope you’ll join us!

The 2018 tumbler has a brand-new design and, just like in previous years, is expected to sell out quick. Get your tumbler soon, then get ready to sip that free sweet tea for the rest of the season, knowing that you’re doing your part to support those who’ve served.

Congratulations to Jennifer Jean-Baptiste, Kaylea Ellis, Rachel Rak, Kayla Welch, and Taylor Welch! These five team members just learned they’re the latest recipients of a $3,000 scholarship from the City Barbeque Scholarship Fund.

In 2006, City Barbeque established the fund to support our teammates in pursuing educational opportunities in whatever field of study they choose. We started out by awarding one scholarship each year, but found we couldn’t stop at just one—today, five of these grants are available annually to teammates and members of their families. Over the past 11 years, we’ve awarded 37 scholarships for a total of $130,000!

Taylor Welch

Taylor Welch

Recipients are selected by an outside committee formed with The Columbus Foundation; committee members consider the character, academic standing, and financial need of each applicant when determining awards. This year’s winners join past recipients Alex Branscome, Mikayla Brill, Christian Hipsher, Jeremy Snyder, Natalie Stow, Adrian Gilliat, Abigail Orians, Regina Knoll, Morgan Schunn, Tyler Ikerd, Jillian Armstrong, Kayla Rode, Samantha Amend, Gabriel Ford, Jon Mussman, Alyssa Erbes, Brittany Stark, Devon Wilson, Rosa Nemec, Lindsey Harness, Kevin Janek, Janae Rutland, and Cliff Boyden.

Columbus CEO named the winners of its 2017 Best of Business poll in late October, and we were honored to be named to the list not once, but twice! For the second year in a row, we were named the Best Employer (under 500 employees). We were on last year’s list for catering, too, but in the second-place spot—this year, we were named the best caterer in Columbus! (Never had City Barbeque’s award-winning catering? Check out what you’ve been missing!)

Columbus CEO’s results are voted on by the magazine’s readers, and this year’s poll saw 53,988 votes roll in. All in all, companies were vying for more than 75 awards in 11 different categories, and we’re so thankful to those who helped us with this year’s double win.

At the award ceremony on November 1, HR manager Jillian Armstrong accepted the award for Best Employer, while Regional Catering Director Scott Erwin accepted the award for Best Caterer. It’s an honor to be recognized next to more than 80 incredible Central Ohio companies honored at this year’s event. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

We’ve got a secret that’s going to make your holidays a million times easier this year: City Barbeque gift cards are the perfect gift for everyone. And now through December 31, 2017, with every $25 you spend on gift cards, you’ll get a $5 bonus card—the perfect stocking stuffer (or, let’s be real, treat for you!).

Mark your calendars… we have THREE Double Bonus Days, when you’ll get two $5 bonus cards with every $25 spent on gift cards: November 24 (Black Friday!), December 4, and December 5!

And this year, we’ve got a new way for you to save! Need a gift for a fave teacher, coworker, employee, etc.? Stop by your local joint and pick up three $15 gift cards for just $40! Get ready to be the most popular person at the office gift exchange 😉

Here’s the fine print: all offers valid on in-store gift card purchases only. Bonus cards will be redeemable Jan–March 2018. Each bonus card is worth $5 toward any purchase, excluding alcoholic beverages. Gift cards and bonus cards cannot be used toward catering orders. No duplicate gift cards or bonus cards accepted, and bonus cards have no cash value. Guests do not earn points on gift card purchases, the end user earns the points.