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Just like we do every year, we honored Veterans Day by treating veterans and troops to a meal: a sandwich, two sides, and a regular beverage, on the house. We’ve counted them up, and in 2018, City Barbeque restaurants served a total of 12,340 free meals to veterans and military men and women! Some of the folks who joined us on Sunday, November 11:

“As a former combat US Marine having served in Vietnam and a retired First Sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard, I wish to send a big thank you to all the folks who put in so much energy and long hours to make this Veterans Day special for myself and my fellow veterans. City Barbeque is truly a special place and I commend all the employees for greeting the veterans with a smile and making us feel very special. I salute you all. Thank you for the very best in food and company on this great day.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my Veterans Day meal. I think it is extremely generous of you. I am a displaced Texan and love my smoked brisket—it is wonderful to have a source of good brisket so close by. I willingly did my part during the Cold War as an AF pilot, and am overwhelmed that you would do so much to thank all of us for our service.”

“I am a veteran and my wife brought me to this restaurant tonight because she heard you honored veterans and even offered free dinner. The entire staff was welcoming and thankful for my military service. Your food was perfect and I even received a local student’s hand-written note thanking me also… I loved it and will show my grandchildren. What a great restaurant—great food, great staff, and fun personalities. We will be back.”

“Wish to show appreciation for the remembrance of vets… a free meal, especially a good one, is much appreciated! Kudos to you!!!”

We are so thankful to those who serve, and love being able to show our appreciation with what we do best: barbeque. Thank you for your service, and thank you for spending your Veterans Day with us.

Once again, we’re observing Veterans Day by treating veterans and troops to a meal on the house. All day on Sunday, November 11, all veterans and military will receive a free sandwich, two sides, and a regular beverage at every City Barbeque location (this offer is applicable on either dine-in or carryout orders). Last year, we were honored to serve more than 10,000 veterans and military in our local communities, and we hope to serve even more this year!

“We’re honored every day by the courage, service, and sacrifice of our military men and women, and it’s so important to us here at City Barbeque to show our appreciation,” said Rick Malir, CEO and founder of City Barbeque. “We’re excited to share a meal and our thanks on November 11, and to just spend some quality time with those who serve.”

We’re proud to fundraise throughout the year for veterans’ causes. We’ve raised almost $40,000 to date for the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, an organization that works to support the estimated 20–25% of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury. We’ve also made significant donations to Mission 22, a campaign dedicated to awareness and treatment of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries that lead 22 veterans here at home to take their lives every day.

We invite you to help show your support! Share this message with the veterans and military folks you know and help us make the day extra special for those that serve our country.

October is the spookiest, most magical time of the year. Here at City Barbeque, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, hands-down. We’re celebrating in an extra-special way this year: with our 13 Days of Halloween Giveaway! During the 13 days leading up to Halloween, we’ll run a daily contest on each post on our brand’s Facebook page. Leave a comment on our daily Halloween post and you’ll automatically be entered into that day’s #TrickorMeat giveaway!

If you’re selected as the winner of one of our daily “Tricks” you’ll win a fun—possibly spooky!—gag gift from us (and, let’s be real, we’re gonna give you some free ‘que, too). If you’re lucky enough to win that day’s “Meat” prize, you’ll win the only thing better than a bucket of fun-size candy bars: a City Barbeque gift card!

Get it? Trick or Meat?!

So head to Facebook.com/CityBarbeque and keep your eyes peeled: our first #TrickorMeat post drops on Friday, October 19!

*Winners will be randomly selected and contacted via Facebook message.

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, October 21, when kid’s meals are free with every adult meal purchase of $7 or more! (*One free kid’s meal per adult purchase.) Plus we will have some fun activities for the kids to enjoy while you’re here!

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, pulled chicken, turkey, sausage, green beans, fries, corn pudding, and so much more!

So bring your kiddos in for some BBQ and quality time on October 21, 2018. Just mention to the cashier that you’re here for “Family Time” and you’re all set (no coupon necessary)!

BONUS: Share a cute pic of your little one(s) enjoying our ‘que on Family Time using #CityBBQ and you could win a $100 gift card for your family! Don’t do social? That’s OK! Email photos to rach@citybbq.com (winner will be notified on 10/26).

We’re so excited to introduce our two newest scratch-made menu items, just in time for fall: Brunswick Stew and Southwest Slaw!

Folks have been asking, and we’re so happy to answer: City Barbeque now has Brunswick Stew! This made-from-scratch barbeque staple features award-winning brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey, homemade chicken stock, sweet corn, black beans, green peppers… and that’s just the half of it! We’ll be selling the stew as a side ($2.79) or a bowl ($5.49) for you to get your Brunswick fix.

Looking for something lighter? Our healthy, house-made Southwest Slaw features superfood greens, sweet corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions, and fresh jalapeno in a cilantro lime vinaigrette. (This slaw’s not spicy: that hand-diced jalapeno just adds a terrific kick!) Get your kicks now with a side of Southwest Slaw for $2.79, or pick up a pint or quart to take to fall’s first potluck.

Keep it real with our take on a barbeque classic, or keep on track with our fresh new superfood slaw—you can do both starting today! But remember, these new faves are only around for a limited time, so get your stew/slaw on while you can.

UPDATE, UPDATE… we’re now also serving your favorite, classic seasonal side: Sweet Potato Casserole! Our sweet potato casserole starts out every day as fresh sweet potatoes. It ends the day as a scratch-made casserole, served with a crunchy topping of brown sugar and pecans.

The wait is over.. Sweet Potato Casserole is back!

Our fave fall side is back: Sweet Potato Casserole!

The joint has closed for renovations and is expected to reopen later this year

August 26, 2018

FINDLAY, Ohio—City Barbeque, LLC has acquired the assets of Fresh BBQ, LLC, which owned and operated the City Barbeque location at 15033 Flag City Drive in Findlay, Ohio.

“Fresh BBQ, LLC, the franchisee which previously owned and operated the Findlay joint, is returning the business to the original founding company, City Barbeque,” said Rick Malir, City Barbeque CEO. “The City Barbeque team is excited to start operations of this location and bring award-winning barbeque to Findlay.”

City Barbeque Findlay has temporarily closed and will undergo a major renovation over the next few months. The restaurant is expected to fire up the smokers again later this year, and will celebrate with a Grand Reopening (details to be announced).

All previously placed catering orders will be fulfilled during the restaurant’s temporary closure. When the joint reopens, folks in Findlay will be able to experience the award-winning barbeque that the company is known for nationwide.

Follow City Barbeque on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details on the reopening festivities.

 

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 citybbq.com, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.