News & Blog

May 26, 2020

The health, safety, and well-being of our guests, vendors, and team members has always been our number one priority, especially now.

We’ve re-examined every element of our catering process and made a number of adjustments to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Our current guidelines can be found below; we will continue to update this list in accordance with the most up-to-date guidance from public health and government officials.

  • City Barbeque caterers will wear masks throughout the entirety of the event.
  • Our team will wear gloves when setting up buffets, placing food on buffets, and serving food to guests, with gloves changed in between each of these tasks.
  • Caterers will disinfect and sanitize tables prior to service; this applies whether tables are provided by City Barbeque or the venue.
  • We’ll be setting up spaced out, single-sided buffets to help minimize congestion and crowding.
  • For an additional fee, we can also provide personal protective equipment to guests in the form of loose-fitting disposable gloves and disposable masks.
  • City Barbeque caterers will fill the plates of any guests not wearing gloves or masks.
  • Our caterers will serve from behind the buffet, reducing contact with serving utensils.
  • We will limit waves of guests to no more than 10 at the buffet at a time, and can work with you to discuss how to release guests to the buffet.
  • We’ll limit spacing between guests in the buffet line.
  • Our caterers can distribute plates to guests as they reach the buffet.
  • We’ll be pre-plating foods at our app station and can arrange our meat carving stations to be contactless, carving our smoked meats from behind the buffet.
  • We’ll change serving utensils every 25 guests or 30 minutes, whichever comes first.
  • We’ll provide either individual hand sanitizer wipes or bottles of sanitizer before guests reach the buffet or action station.
  • Our catering team will serve all guests at our beverage and dessert stations.

We appreciate your understanding, cooperation, and trust in our teams and look forward to serving you soon.

City Barbeque will be responsible for the elements outlined above. Venues and event planners will be responsible for ensuring the remaining elements of the event follow all appropriate guidelines as laid out by the CDC and local authorities.

May 10, 2020

To all the maternal figures out there—moms, grandmas, stepmoms, honorary moms, work moms, mom friends—Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all you do, today and every day. We know that this year’s holiday looks a little different, so we decided to celebrate a little differently: by releasing our very first cookbook!

The City Barbeque Pantry: Reimagining Your Slow-Smoked Favorites features more than a dozen unique recipes to try at home (and we’ve done half the work for you by smoking the meats)! We’ve been cooking with our barbeque at home for more than 20 years, so we figured it was about time we shared our favorite tips and tricks. These are some of the recipes we make at home with and for our families, and we hope you love them as much as we do.

Download the cookbook here and check out our ideas for appetizers, soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, and more, all featuring your favorite smoked meats! There might also be a recipe for a certain chocolatey dessert in here, too 😉

You can download a copy for digital use or print it, if you prefer—just be sure to share your successes with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Happy cooking, and enjoy in good health!

Thanks to our own Kelsey Schottmiller for her incredible recipe development.

May 6, 2020

Remember (or heads-up, if you didn’t know): Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10! We love taking the time to recognize moms, grandmas, stepmoms, and honorary moms, but we know everyone’s celebrations might look a little different this year. That’s why we’re partying all weekend long with the mother of all offers: double points on every Motherload from Friday, May 8–Sunday, May 10, 2020. (For those doing the math, that’s enough points to automatically earn a $5 reward!)

You’ve gotta be logged in to your City Rewards account when you place your order to earn your points, but other than that, you don’t need to do anything special. Just make sure there’s a Motherload in your cart for curbside pickup or delivery this weekend!

And since moms love BBQ, Mother’s Day is always a pretty busy one for us—that’s why we’re opening this one up to pre-orders as well. Pre-order your Motherload today for curbside pickup or delivery Friday, May 8–Sunday, May 10. As long as your order is picked up or delivered this weekend, you’ll earn your double points!

You don’t have to be a mom to redeem this offer, but make sure to thank the maternal folks in your life for all they do. Pre-order your Motherload now and celebrate mom with slow-smoked barbeque!

Double points offer only valid on purchases of The Motherload fulfilled May 8–10, 2020. Points will appear on City Rewards account just prior to order pickup or delivery: you may not see them appear when you initially place your order.

May 1, 2020

May is National Barbeque Month, and we’re bringing the party to your place: May 1–7, enjoy free delivery on all orders placed at or in the City Barbeque app!

You read that right: delivery is free on every. Single. Order.

Need a More Cowbell? You get free delivery!

Fam clamoring for a Family Pack? You get free delivery!

Having the kind of day only a Motherload can fix? You get free delivery! You all get free delivery!

We’ve partnered with DoorDash to get you your ‘que, so all you’ve gotta do is place your order online (or in your iOS or Android app!), select “delivery,” and enjoy the fee-free delivery festivities.

But even the best parties don’t last forever, and this offer’s only good May 1–7, 2020. You can, however, use it on as many orders as you like (hint hint)… order here (or in the app) and start your celebration now!

* Fine print: This offer is good for orders placed and delivered May 1–7, 2020 from participating City Barbeque locations to addresses in delivery range. Only valid for orders placed on or the City Barbeque app. Not valid for catering orders.


April 23, 2020

We’ve made some tweaks to our curbside pickup that we think you’re gonna love!

Just like always, you’ll want to start your order at or in the City BBQ app.* Then it’s just four simple steps:

  1. Select Curbside under Order Options and give us your car’s make, model, and color (if you’ve used curbside before, this bit hasn’t changed)
  2. Share your location when prompted (we’ll prompt you)
  3. Tap “I’m on my way” when you head out to the joint (so we know you’re coming)
  4. Get ready for your food: we’ll bring your ‘que out to your car as soon as you pull up (just like magic)

That’s it! No phone calls, no waiting: just us getting you your BBQ as fast as possible. And we do mean fast—order now and see for yourself!

*Curbside pickup is only available on orders placed at or in the City BBQ app. If you want to be able to share your location and let us know you’re on your way, just make sure your mobile number is attached to your online ordering account! If the phone number on your account is a landline, you won’t be able to take advantage of these improvements.

April 19, 2020

There’s only one thing that goes better than “low” and “slow”… brews and barbeque!

Now you can add an ice-cold bottle of beer—or even a full six-pack!—to your regular order at your local City Barbeque joint.* We’ve got classic domestic beers for $3.50 a pop and regional craft favorites for just $4.50 each.

Enjoy a local craft with your Cowbell or round out your Motherload with a mix-and-match six-pack! Beer is available now for curbside and carryout: order now!

* Only available for guests 21 and older: please present valid ID at pickup.