“I love the flavor of the potato salad. I think it’s better than my mom’s!”
“…and decided to try your establishment because it said ‘brisket’ I have to admit, the BEST brisket I have had in over 10 years – that’s about the time I left Texas… Thank you!”
March is National Brain Injury Awareness month. We’re wrapping up our campaign to help raise funds and awareness for this important issue. Over the past three months we’ve been selling special tumblers for $5 each with 100% of the sales going to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, an organization devoted to helping Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
“We are so thankful that our guests chose to participate. We were able to raise $12,500 for Resurrecting Lives Foundation.”, said Brian Hipsher, VP of Marketing for City Barbeque.
This is the second year City Barbeque has raised money for Resurrecting Lives.
Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, Founder of Resurrecting Lives Foundation said, “Many thanks to City Barbeque for engaging the entire community in this effort to support our Military Members, Veterans, and their families affected by Traumatic Brain Injury. Our heartfelt gratitude for providing funding and awareness which eases the transition process back home.”
Starting in January, we will donate all of the profits from our sales of limited edition drink tumblers to Resurrecting Lives Foundation, an organization that assists veterans with traumatic brain injuries. Guests who purchase the tumblers for $5 receive free refills with any purchase through the end of March, along with the satisfaction of knowing they are helping our country’s heroes. Hurry, there are limited quantities of these tumblers!
In 2015, we proudly helped raise over 12,000 dollars to support Resurrecting Lives. “I am just so very grateful at your generosity and the success of the campaign. You are wonderful for doing this for our returning heroes,” said Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, in reference to the 2015 donation.
Resurrecting Lives Foundation assists in the recovery and reintegration of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans by defining the brain pathology and by developing protocols for recovery. They advocate for returning heroes and their families for collaborations with civilian institutions to provide health care, education and employment. As Director of Operations, Eric Kazmierczak explains, “We honor the fallen by taking care of their brothers and sisters who return.”
On Veteran’s day, we gave away free meals to veterans and has also contributed to Elderheart’s Misison 22 awareness campaign. “It’s a big part of our company culture,” said Brian Hipsher, VP of Marketing for City Barbeque. “Our employees really care about our communities, and we help however we can.” In addition to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, company-wide charity ties include ongoing partnerships with Future Farmers of America, Food Rescue, which collaborates with local food banks to freeze and donate any quality leftovers at each City Barbeque location, and local Cancer Research organizations. All locations partner with local organizations to give back to the communities in their backyards. As a company initiative we allow any non-profit to host fundraisers at our locations with 25 percent of sales brought in going directly back to their cause. In 2015, we proudly donated over $300,000 to local organizations!
Aw, shucks—you’re making us blush! Truth is, it is because of customers like you we LOVE what we do!
I wanted to express our appreciation for the tremendous work you and your staff did in providing the catered meat for our daughter’s wedding reception on August 1st of this year. Here are a few of the things that blessed us most:
- Your professionalism, cheerfulness and generosity during our first visit at the City BBQ in West Chester
- Your follow up between that first meeting and our event
- You and your team’s punctuality in bringing the food for the reception
- You and your staff’s generous offer to assist with things when you arrived
- Delicious food
I will highly recommend anyone to use City BBQ for catering events and particularly to work with you. The day was one of the best days our my wife and I’s life; thank you for the role you played in making it a success.
Sincerely, David Z.
Success!!!!! The food was a hit! Please thank Marcus – he was great in delivery, contacting me and setting it up. PROFESSIONALISM to the MAX! Will definitely call you again soon. – Lynn M.
I just wanted to let you know that you guys did an amazing job for our wedding 5/1/15. The food was delicious and the staff that you had work the event were great as well! They performed above and beyond our expectations! I will definitely recommend you guys for friends and future family events! Again, thank you guys!
City BBQ was fantastic. The staff was incredibly friendly and professional. We are very thankful to have had you guys cater our wedding. Thank you so much. It was wonderful!
Thank you again for all the hard work. The crew was so very fun and made our wedding very enjoyable. You can look forward to a rave review from us 🙂
– DJ and Amanda H.
Good Afternoon, This is email is extremely delayed and I apologize for that but I did want to send over a HUGE thank you to the team that helped with our summer picnic back in August. I personally am located out of the Columbus area and love City BBQ so when we started planning our summer picnics up in Lexington Ohio my first thought was to City BBQ. I reached out to Randy who almost immediately responded to my inquiry and answered all my questions. He helped me select the best menu for our outing and was extremely understanding with all my changes and additions at the last minute. The team that was on site was extremely professional, on-time, and the presentation was fabulous. We held an outdoor picnics for around 300+ construction workers so I was a little nervous about either running out of food or it getting cold- neither happened thanks to such a well-seasoned team. The team was fabulous and took care of everything; I was running around making sure the party was going off without a hitch so having such professional individuals handling the most important part of the evening was a breath of fresh air. The owner of the company was extremely happy with the food choice and even commented during the awards of what a fabulous job they did. Please thank them for me and thank Randy. You have a TOP notch team of people and we look forward to working with them again next year if we put on the picnic again. Again I apologize for the extreme delay in this thank you email but it is much deserved!!!
Although the wedding was outside and we had a raining day, the food made up for it. I heard nothing but excellent reviews from the guests. It was so nice to have a wonderfully tasting hot meal on a cold and rainy day. The gentlemen that worked the event did a fantastic job!!! And Kate Woeste did an excellent job with the prep work and follow up before the wedding. She gave of peace of mind knowing that the food would be taken care of and it was!!
Winnie Mooney did a great job working with me for my daughters wedding reception. Everyone at the reception was very happy with hot food as in many situations the caterer has lukewarm food or undercooked vegetables, etc. A number of friends of mine with sons or daughters getting married in the next year all said they would look at City Barbeque as one of the caterers that they would look at for catering their wedding!
We love City BBQ food and it did not disappoint at our wedding. It was delicious and many people said it was the best wedding food they’ve had. The set up with the cast iron pots was unique and fun. I wasn’t expecting it, but it complemented our venue perfectly. The staff serving at the event was friendly and helpful.
No hassle ordering, just gave the number of people and paid. I appreciated the pre-delivery call to verify my order. On-time and professional delivery/set-up. Many compliments on the food. Leftovers still taste good:)
Randy was fabulous! He was very detailed and helped with all my questions and changes. His onsite team was professional and on the ball. The set up was great- multiple people commented on not only how great the food tasted but also how nice everything was displayed. I personally loved the cast iron pots. The owner of our company was extremely happy with everything! Thanks for everything and I look forward to working together again down the road.
“My audience is OVER the typical catered lunch of sandwiches and pizza. They truly appreciate something different, delicious, and going the extra mile. City Barbeque does just that. I called, placed an order, and didn’t have to worry about a thing. It all just got taken care of. It’s more expensive than sandwiches or pizza, but sometimes, it just doesn’t matter, it’s the quality and the lasting impression that makes it worth it.”
“From the first time I called to when it was all finished. Everyone on the phone was amazing Sarah was great on the phone helped me with what we will need and what is best to have. To the delivery girl(Sorry forgot her name) who dropped it off everyone has been so nice and helpful. I will definitely call you all again. To do another lunch in for us…. The food was great. Everyone had a great time and got full.. Thank you again.”
“We would like to thank the team at City Barbeque for a job well done. All of our training classes and instructors were very pleased with the food and service.”
“The food and the service – they swoop in, set everything up and then you get all these compliments on the great food you’ve served – what could be better?”
“Dependability of the food, delivery and set up. We have used other restaurants for lunches and none compare to the reliability of City BBQ”
“The staff was beyond amazing. Not only were they all very professional, they were also personable and friendly. I cannot say enough about how pleased we were.”
“The staff loves City BBQ and there is a ‘no hassle’ experience when I order.”
“The food, staff and ordering ease is great…the one thing for us is the delivery convenience and set up of the food! We can always depend on City BBQ to deliver excellence! Thanks much!”
“Thank you guys again for coming through yesterday with the last minute order of 75 people (literally in one hour). Everyone LOVED the food and a few actually said, “Why do we change up on BBQ places, just use City everytime!” Thank you SO much!”
“I can’t even say enough about your team and how great they were. From working with Laurie to work out the details of what we wanted for the party to Jeremiah’s communication the day of and the awesome set up. Not to mention that everyone raved about how good the food was. The value was incredible! You provided everything down to the bags of ice we needed. Your team is awesome!!! Jeremiah was so great to work with. On a day when I was so stressed out he came in with a smile and introduced himself and set everything up! I mean everything. It was so great and such a relief not to have to worry about the food for the party. My sister in law is already planning on using you for her step son’s graduation next year. You made a huge impression on everyone there. Hats off to your team!!!!!!!”
“From beginning to end the quality and service provided was top notch. Thank you for making the catering experience easy and delicious!”
“There is so much value and professionalism that you offer – from always adding a little bit extra (we had plenty) to the quiet and respectful way in which the food was delivered and set up while our meeting was in session with no intrusion or interruption! Well Done!”
“Working on an industrial site is sometime difficult to coordinate. City BBQ’s team has always been really flexible working around the uniqueness of our needs when it comes to set up and delivery. They are always prompt and friendly. The food is always hot & delicious–and they always make sure to call and touch base before the event so that they make sure everyone’s on the same page. They are definitely the crowd favorite and we will continue to use them. A special thanks to the catering manager Greg and his team members Elizabeth & Theresa. You did such a wonderful job, setting up for a group of 250+ is not easy, but you made it look that way!”
“The person who delivered the food was extraordinarily nice and friendly. She really was taking pride in the food and the set up. She also brought us one or two things we hadn’t thought of. Very nice experience.”
“The catering manager I worked with was most accommodating, he even took my orders over the weekend and was very prompt with his reply and invoice information. The delivery drivers were extremely courteous and most helpful. And of course the food was great! Everyone was happy to see that they had a lunch provided by City BBQ. Just a quick note, a VP for Macy’s New York attended my event and complemented me for having such wonderful food. Who would’ve thought!”
“The entire setup team and young men working at the action stations were excellent; friendly, helpful, professional! Great service! As mother of the groom and host of the rehearsal dinner, I thank you. I received so many compliments from the guests and more importantly my son who was getting married :)”
“Overall experience from start to finish was incredible. Your employees are extremely friendly and professional. The set up of our order and presentation of the food was beyond what I expected. I don’t remember the name of who delivered our order but he was so very nice. Thank you so much we will use you again!”
“The gentleman that delivered the food was very courteous and professional. You could tell that he took his job seriously and went over and above to make sure we were properly set up and satisfied with his service. This employee deserves recognition for the service that he provided to our event! Thank you to the entire team. The whole experience was a great one.”
“The staff was so kind since it was a memorial service meal for my mom I was grateful The food was great and arrived on time with all we had asked to be included. It made a difficult day easier as I did not have to worry about quality or quantity of the food.”
“I ordered lunch for our employees to celebrate both the sales and service records they made for the store. I ordered enough food for all 85 employees. The food was delivered prompts and set up very quickly. She was very kind and organized. The tables were set up and items were even labeled on the butcher paper that covered the table surfaces. I was impressed with how many little details of service you provide. Your food has outstanding quality and it was served hot. We also had extra food leftover. That is impressive when you have a staff of mostly men. It was wonderful because I was able to send home some chicken and side dishes with the employees for their families. Without a doubt, I am impressed and so are our employees.You strive for excellent customer service just as we do and that shows. Thank you! We will be ordering again!”
GREAT FOR ALL OCCASIONS!
This past Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, City Barbeque proudly fed over 6,600 of our U.S. Veterans for Veterans Day—valuing over $66,800. Its most successful Veterans Day to date, the company was able to serve almost 17 percent more free meals to Vets than in 2014.
One veteran who dined with City Barbeque yesterday, David H., posted, “Thank you for a wonderful meal. This is the second Veterans Day that my family has dined at your restaurant. We are always amazed at the care and love that you lavish on your patrons.”
The Columbus-based BBQ restaurant, now 25 stores strong nationally, has served up free meals from its locations to U.S. vets for three years now.
“We are honored that so many of our veterans and military chose to dine with us on a day that is very special for them—and for all of us at City Barbeque,” said Rick Malir, President and Founder of City Barbeque. “This is just one, small way we try to show our appreciation for their service. Every year, the entire company looks forward to joining the ranks of the many grateful organizations across the nation that wish to demonstrate their gratitude on this day.”
City Barbeque honors vets year-round with their Military Monday offer of 10 percent off their order.
This year, City Barbeque worked with their customers to raise $12,500 for Resurrecting Lives, an organization devoted to getting vets with PTSD the help they need. The company also partners with Mission 22 to help raise awareness about veteran suicide.
All City Barbeque locations around Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and throughout Kentucky, Indiana, and North Carolina participated. One free sandwich platter with two sides was given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders.
Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11. Show your appreciation to a veteran: bring them with you on Veterans Day and we’ll give them a free sandwich platter!
To show our appreciation to our military men and women, we’re giving free sandwich platters to all veterans and troops on Veterans Day 2015!