Shorty’s Bar-B-Q Rings in its 60th Anniversary with Smokin’ Contests and Prizes

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One of South Floria’s most beloved barbecue restaurants, Shorty's Bar-B-Q is celebrating 60 years in business, and it’s pulling out all of the stops to thank customers with an exciting set of 60th anniversary contests, discounts and prizes.

Shorty's Bar-B-Q, since 1951

Shorty's Bar-B-Q, since 1951

We want to celebrate our community and our state by sending our contest winners to enjoy some of the best of Florida’s sports and entertainment destinations as well.

Customers who love the authentic flavor and one-of-a-kind atmosphere of Shorty’s Bar-B-Q can share their favorite memories of good times at Shorty’s and win big prizes by participating in the Shorty’s Bar-B-Q 60th Anniversary contest. There are three ways to win prizes, rewards or discounts to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of this beloved South Florida barbecue institution.

Shorty’s Bar-B-Q 60th Anniversary Customer Contest (entries due October 31, 2011)

Customers are invited to submit stories and photos of themselves, friends and family visiting Shorty’s restaurants over the past 60 years. Submissions are encouraged in the following categories:

  •     Oldest Photo at Shorty’s
  •     Best Photo of Shorty’s Fire (the original restaurant burned down in 1972 and was rebuilt on the spot two years later)
  •     Best Photo of the Original Store Exterior
  •     Best Photo of the Original Store Interior
  •     Best Group Photo at Shorty’s

“Shorty’s has always been in the business of sharing good food, serving the community and creating wonderful memories for our customers,” said Mark Vasturo, CEO for Shorty’s Bar-B-Q. “We’re calling on all of our loyal customers to help share a few of their favorite Shorty’s memories for our 60th Anniversary contest.”

A variety of generous prizes are available to the contest winners, including:

  •     2 night stay at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando with 4 passes to the Wet ‘n Wild water park,
  •     2 tickets to the Ford 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway
  •     2 tickets to see the Florida Panthers vs. the Detroit Red Wings in NHL action
  •     4 passes to Universal Studios Orlando or Islands of Adventure®
  •     $100 gift certificates to Shorty’s Bar-B-Q.

“We believe that Shorty’s Bar-B-Q is the best barbecue place in South Florida, and we’re proud to support our community,” said Vasturo. “We want to celebrate our community and our state by sending our contest winners to enjoy some of the best of Florida’s sports and entertainment destinations as well.”

Full contest details are available at Shorty's Promotion Page.

In addition to the 60th Anniversary contest, Shorty’s Bar-B-Q is offering two other fun promotions to reward their loyal customers during this special celebration.

iPad 2 Giveaway for 60 Members of the “Piggy Bank”

Shorty’s Bar-B-Q offers a VIP customer loyalty rewards program known as the “Piggy Bank.” Between October 16 and December 15, 2011, Shorty’s is giving away a free iPad 2 to the first 60 members of the Piggy Bank who order at least $1,200 worth of food (before taxes and tip) during that 60-day period. Enjoy hot, tasty barbecue to support your favorite restaurant during its 60th Anniversary year and earn a hot new tech gadget at the same time! For more about the Piggy Bank, check out the Shorty’s Bar-B-Q website: http://shortys.com/restaurant_rewards_program.php

Special anniversary discounts on catering from Shorty’s Bar-B-Q

Make Shorty’s the life of the party at your next special event, corporate meeting or family gathering. All catering orders between now and December 31, 2011 (with contracts signed by December 1, 2011) can get special anniversary discounts on Shorty’s Bar-B-Q catering. Customers can save 5% off their first catering order, 10% off the second catering order, and 15% off the third catering order during the eligible time period.

About Shorty’s Bar-B-Q
With five locations in Miami, Davie and Deerfield Beach, Shorty’s Bar-B-Q has developed a passionate following as one of South Florida’s most authentic and tradition-rich barbecue restaurants. Founded in 1951 by Mr. E.L. “Shorty” Allen, Shorty’s Bar-B-Q is revered as a nostalgic “Oasis in Time” where customers can dig in to delicious ribs, chicken, slaw, homemade barbecue sauces, cole slaw and corn on the cob. For more information on Shorty’s Bar-B-Q, visit http://shortys.com.

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