May 7, 2019
We want to help you celebrate your mom, stepmom, grandmom, any mom! Bring her in on Mother’s Day for the city’s best barbeque, and we’ll treat her to a piece of our triple chocolate cake, on the house.*
And that’s not all: our mamas taught us that giving is better than receiving, so we’re giving away a $100 gift card! Just share a selfie of you and your special lady enjoying some City Barbeque and you’re entered to win. Just be sure to tag #citybbq so we see it!
(Don’t do social? No sweat! Just email your selfie to email@example.com to enter.) Winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Wednesday, May 15.
Pro tip: if you’re looking for another way to treat that BBQ-loving mama of yours, don’t forget: for every $30 in gift cards you buy, we’ll throw in a $5 bonus card for your next visit!**
* Free cake available with any purchase on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
** Bonus card offer valid through June 16.
May 1, 2019
Once upon a time (20 years ago), a farm kid from Kansas named Rick teamed up with competition barbeque team, quit his day job with John Deere, bought an old doughnut shop in Ohio, and opened a barbeque joint. After perfecting their already award-winning recipes, the team catered tailgates out of Rick’s garage during construction delays on their new restaurant and used the time to decide what sort of place they wanted to be: one that took care of everyone, from guests to employees to the community at large.
It is mind-blowing to us that it’s been 20 years, and that we’ve grown to 42 (soon to be 46!) locations across seven states. But with everything that’s changed in those two decades, some things are exactly the same: our award-winning meats are all still smoked on-site over local hickory wood. Our scratch-made sides and desserts are still made fresh, by hand, every day. We’re still catering tailgates—plus everything from fancy formal weddings and massive company picnics to buttoned-up board meetings and good ol’ backyard BBQs.
And we’re still living by those company values we established in 1999: serving competition-quality barbeque with genuine backyard hospitality; improving ourselves and our processes a little every day; and staying true to our purpose of serving and creating happiness.
We serve and create happiness for our guests however we can, taking that extra step to help them out, cheer them up, make their day. More than a million guests have come through our doors since 1999, and we want each and every one to feel like they’re just hanging out in our backyard for some barbeque (that’s why we call it “backyard hospitality!”).
Our team may have grown from five folks to more than 1,600, but we know creating happiness for them still means supporting them all with industry-leading pay, continuously improving benefits, scholarship opportunities (with $145,000 in financial aid for our teammates and their dependents), and more.
And service to our community has grown exponentially in 20 years: we are honored to have been able to give millions of dollars to thousands of local nonprofits and community organizations in the 41 individual neighborhoods we serve. That 10% of pretax profits each joint donates to local groups every year adds up, and that doesn’t even include donated food. Nothing makes us happier than feeding our friends and neighbors, whether it’s donating ‘que to an event around town, or working with Food Rescue to put our BBQ on the plates of food-insecure folks in our community.
From all of us at City Barbeque, from the bottom of our BBQ-loving hearts: thank you. You’ve helped us bring the city’s best barbeque to so many folks, and we appreciate your support more than we can say. We can’t wait to see what the next 20 years have in store!
April 29, 2019
The only bad thing about giving someone a City Barbeque gift card is that, well, you’d kiiiinda rather keep it for yourself. To make it easier to actually give that gift, we’re giving you a $5 bonus card for every $30 in gift cards purchased through June 16, 2019*! That’s right: $5 in free ‘que, all for you, for buying a gift you needed to buy anyway. So when you’re shopping for your Mom (PSA: Mother’s Day is May 12), Dad (Father’s Day: June 16), or grad, stop in to City Barbeque and get your gift-giving on!
Here’s the fine print: *gift card sale runs April 22–June 16, 2019. All offers valid on in-store gift card purchases only: not valid for online purchases. Bonus cards are redeemable on future purchases through August 31, 2019 (up to two bonus cards can be used per check). 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. Bonus cards have no cash value and do not carry a balance. Gift recipients, rather than purchasers, will earn rewards points on gift card purchases.
April 23, 2019
“Not burnt,” “meat candy,” “little chunks of heaven”: burnt ends can be a little hard to describe. But why waste time talking about them when you could be eating them? And you can eat them starting today at City Barbeque!
Our burnt ends are double-smoked cubes of brisket with a sweet homemade glaze and a little char. If they didn’t sound good enough on their own, we serve them up by the half-pound (!) over a piece of garlic-buttered, griddled Texas toast and toss a couple of our incredible pickles on the side. These burnt ends are rich, indulgent, and smoked in super-small batches… which means we sell out nearly every day.
Want to get your hands on some? Get in early: due to limited supply, we’re selling Burnt Ends in-store only (no online orders) for $11.99 at participating locations. And while you’re getting here early, get here often—this meat candy’s only available for a limited time!
April 23, 2019
It was a tough job, but someone had to do it: we tasted so many macs, with so many different combinations of cheeses, before we found one that was just right. And boy, did we find one: we cannot wait for you to taste our new Jacked Mac! *
Available at participating locations, our scratch-made Jacked Mac is straight-up overflowing with Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses. We bake the whole thing until it’s golden brown and gorgeous. And if that weren’t enough, you can take the whole thing right over the top—literally—with a topper of smoked bacon or brisket. What more could you want?
Oh, you want a whole bowlful of Jacked Mac? We figured as much, which is why you can get your Jacked Mac as a side ($2.99, add bacon or brisket for $1) or as a whole dang bowl ($6.99, add bacon or brisket for $1). But hurry, this mac won’t be jacked forever: it’s only available for a limited time!
* Big fan of our classic creamy mac? No worries, it’s not going anywhere: both macs will be available at the same time. Grab one of each and have a good ol’ mac showdown!
April 8, 2019
Class of 2019…Congratulations on one of life’s greatest moments: Graduation! No doubt you’re looking to celebrate the occasion (woop! woop!) and we’d love to help!
Our catering experts can handle everything from food to set up to full-service catering for your special day. All you do is decide on the menu and how you want it served, and we take it from there! You get to relax and enjoy the moment while your guests enjoy the best bbq around!
Would you rather just pick it up from your local joint?
No problem, our party packs are perfect for parties small and large!
We’ve been helping grads throw killer parties for years and here are a few tips from our experience:
Check out our Graduation Board on Pinterest for some party inspiration and ideas for easy, DIY decorations and games!
We look forward to helping you throw a party you’ll be proud of with food people talk about!
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