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$5 Tumbler free refills through March 31

City Barbeque is celebrating 15 years of business and of giving back to the communities in which it serves. The anniversary celebration will take place Monday, January 12 through Sunday, January 25 and will include in-restaurant excitement and giveaways for loyal guests along with a charitable giving campaign for Resurrecting Lives.

“We’re very happy to partner with Resurrecting Lives Foundation. They do a great job giving opportunities to Vets for advancement, education and growth,” said City Barbeque President and Founder, Rick Malir.

Resurrecting Lives Foundation based in Dublin, Ohio, advocates for returning heroes and their families by collaborating with civilian institutions to provide health care, education and employment- specifically for those Veterans with traumatic brain injury. City Barbeque guests can help out by purchasing five dollar beverage tumblers, which get the benefit of free refills with any purchase through March 31st. 100 percent of the sales proceeds will go to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation.

 

In addition to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, company-wide charity ties include ongoing partnerships with Future Farmers of America, Elderheart– an organization promoting social awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder in Veterans, and Food Rescue– which collaborates with local food banks to freeze and donate any quality leftovers at each City Barbeque location. All locations partner with local organizations to give back to the communities in their backyards. As a company initiative City Barbeque allows any non-profit to host fundraisers at their locations with 25 percent of sales brought in going directly back to their cause. In 2014, City Barbeque held almost 2,000 fundraising events for local charities.

November 11, 2014

Lexington, KY—City Barbeque, an award-winning barbeque joint built on a foundation of “low and slow” smoked meats, a wide variety of side dishes, delectable desserts and a healthy dose of backyard hospitality, will open its second Lexington location at 2187 Harrodsburg Rd. on Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. For over 15 years, City Barbeque has offered authentic competition quality barbeque to its customers, and the team looks forward to continuing that tradition at its newest location.

Throughout the day, City Barbeque will be offering samples to guests and encouraging University of Kentucky students and fans attending the North Carolina basketball game to join the festivities and stop by before or after the game. Customers will find a wide selection of smoked meats, including pulled pork, brisket, pulled chicken, St Louis cut ribs, sausage and its most recent 2014 nationally recognized award-winning item – smoked turkey. Diners also will not want to miss homemade warm cobbler, sweet corn pudding, hand-dipped hush puppies, baked beans with brisket, fresh cut fries, among many others.

“This grand opening represents the increasing excitement for the barbeque lifestyle within the Lexington community,” said City Barbeque General Manager Ryan Minser. “This new location will feature our first ever curbside pick-up service. We want to make it as easy as possible for our fans to include us in their busy lives.”

The Harrodsburg joint is also currently hiring team members who like to have fun! Applicants can apply online at www.citybbq.com/careers/

It all began when a barbeque competition team put their talents to the test and won the nationally acclaimed Open Champion and 1st Place Brisket award at the American Royal Invitational. Two years later, in 1999, City Barbeque was born. Rather than just develop a barbeque joint, Rick Malir, lead Pit Boss, and friends toured America’s best joints to create the ultimate barbeque experience to share with the community. The first Lexington restaurant opened in June 2012 and has been voted “Best Barbeque in Lexington” for the last two years.

 

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About City Barbeque
City Barbeque provides competition quality barbeque and has more than 100 certified barbeque judges throughout their staff. This level of commitment to quality requires meats slow-smoked on site, sandwiches trimmed to order, and scratch made sides and desserts made in the restaurant. Service is a fast casual style. Guests dining-in can enjoy their barbeque in a relaxed environment. For those on the go, City Barbeque is also an expert in carry out for office lunches and take home dinners, to large parties and events. City Barbeque believes that great barbeque isn’t just about food, it’s also about community. They have demonstrated their support by giving more than 10% of their pretax profits to non-profits in the community.  For more information, visit http://www.citybbq.com.

City Barbeque Announces Charity Weekend With Ronald McDonald House Charities Of The Bluegrass In Celebration Of Grand Opening

Restaurant To Donate Percentage Of Sales From December 13 and 14 To Local Nonprofit

LEXINGTON K.Y., November 26, 2014 – City Barbeque, has announced that ten percent of proceeds from its grand opening weekend on Saturday, December 13 through Sunday, December 14 will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass. The funds will benefit Ronald McDonald’s programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and strengthen families by keeping them together in times of medical need.

“We are thrilled to be chosen as the charity to benefit from what is to be a weekend of celebration. For the past 30 years we have opened our doors to families with children receiving medical treatments in Lexington, KY. Gathering a family around a table to enjoy a meal that is cooked just for them is one of the many facets to our organization’s operation. It is imperative to help keep families together and stronger so that they can face what tomorrow brings,” said Sarah Jordan, Special Events and Promotions Coordinator for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass.

RMHC of the Bluegrass is also celebrating 30 years of providing hope and serving as a “home away from home” for thousands of  families in need.

“We care about our neighbors and like to share our successes with local organizations who are making a difference, especially this time of year,” said Rick Malir, City Barbeque founder. “We believe in helping the community, and will actively seek ways in which we can improve the lives of people in and around the Lexington area. This is part of what we like to call backyard hospitality.”

City Barbeque believes that great barbeque isn’t just about food; it’s also about community. The restaurant continuously demonstrates their support of the local community by giving more than ten percent of their pretax profits to local nonprofit organizations. City Barbeque will help the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass and nearly 1000 other local organizations raise funds for community-based projects this year.

 

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City Barbeque Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CityBarbeque

City Barbeque Twitter account: https://twitter.com/CityBarbeque

City Barbeque Instagram account: http://instagram.com/citybbq

 

ABOUT CITY BARBEQUE:
City Barbeque provides competition quality barbeque and has more than 100 certified barbeque judges throughout their staff. This level of commitment to quality requires meats slow-smoked on site, sandwiches trimmed to order, and scratch made sides and desserts made in the restaurant. Service is a fast casual style. Guests dining-in can enjoy their barbeque in a relaxed environment with great outdoor space when the weather is nice. For those on the go, City Barbeque is also an expert in carry out for office lunches and take home dinners, to large parties and events. For more information, visit http://www.citybbq.com.

 

Photo Credit: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass

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Do you have a fridge full of leftovers from your holiday party? Never fear- we have some yummy ideas to put those leftovers to DELICIOUS use!

TURKEY BUNS! Get creative with your leftovers- our Turkey Buns are made with corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, smashed potatoes and salad! Feel free to sub “ingredients” with what’s in your fridge, but if we do say so ourselves, the corn pudding really sweetened the deal!

Turkey Buns Blog

Another Fun Idea: BBQ SUNDAES! Grab a fancy (or plastic) glass and get classy with this mini barbeque feast. Ours is made with smashed potatoes, corn pudding, brisket and original sauce YUM! No plate necessary for this bbq meal.

BBQ Sundae blog

Don’t settle for boring leftovers. Share your yummy recipe ideas!

On Tuesday, November 11, City Barbeque donated thousands of meals to active military and veterans

10614367_10152905220318169_3969400378199745871_nin honor of  Veterans Day, while working with Elderheart to spread awareness of their Mission 22 campaign to thousands visiting one of the 23 locations that day.

All City Barbeque locations participated by giving one free half pound sandwich platter to each Veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders.

“Thank you for your support of veterans. I took you up on your lunch offer and really enjoyed it. I went to the Avon, Indiana store with a Navy Veteran buddy and the coolest thing to see were the young people taking their parents and grandparents who served to lunch. What a nice picture of family and community you created.” —an email to City  Barbeque from US Army Veteran, Scott Arndt.

Mission 22 is an Elderheart campaign designed to raise awareness about the devastating fact that 22 U.S. military veterans commit suicide every day as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

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Elderheart is a Veteran organization that does community projects as well as public, private and corporate art to raise awareness for the 22 Veteran suicides that occur every day. Their purpose is to employ and empower Veterans while raising this awareness.

To learn more about Elderheart and Mission 22, visit their site.

Veterans Day BP 2014View this article here on restaurantnews.com

On Tuesday, November 11, City Barbeque will provide a free sandwich platter to all military veterans and troops and will be working with Elderheart to raise awareness about their Mission 22 project with dine in guests on Veterans day.Mission 22 is an Elderheart campaign designed to raise awareness about the devastating fact that 22 U.S. military veterans commit suicide every day as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.“Honoring the service of our veterans is something that is very important to us,” said Rick Malir, president and founder of City Barbeque. “At City Barbeque, we can show appreciation by serving veterans a great BBQ meal—I encourage everyone to find a way to express a sincere thank you for the courage, dedication, and sacrifice of our veterans.”

All City Barbeque locations in Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Cary, NC are participating. One free half pound sandwich platter will be given to each veteran for either dine-in or carryout orders. City Barbeque will be open 10:30 am—10 pm on November 11.

Elderheart is a Veteran organization that does community projects as well as public, private and corporate art to raise awareness for the 22 Veteran suicides that occur every day. Their purpose is to employ and empower Veterans while raising this awareness.

City Barbeque provides competition quality barbeque and has more than 100 certified barbeque judges throughout their staff. This level of commitment to quality requires meats slow-smoked on site, sandwiches trimmed to order, and scratch made sides and desserts made in the restaurant. Service is a fast casual style. Guests dining-in can enjoy their barbeque in a relaxed environment with great outdoor space when the weather is nice. For those on the go, City Barbeque is also an expert in carry out for office lunches and take home dinners, to large parties and events. City Barbeque believes that great barbeque isn’t just about food, it’s also about community. They have demonstrated their support by giving more than 10% of their pretax profits to non-profits in the community.