Red Hot & Blue BBQ Featured on Fox & Friends Weekend

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Red Hot & Blue COO, Randy McCann and Sonny McKnight, Red Hot & Blue’s Chief Pitmaster, will celebrate “National BBQ Month” on live TV with Fox & Friends Weekend this Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 6:00am-10:00am EST on the Fox News Channel.

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Red Hot & Blue COO, Randy McCann and Sonny McKnight, Red Hot & Blue’s Chief Pitmaster, will celebrate “National BBQ Month” on live TV with Fox & Friends Weekend this Saturday morning.

The Barbecue segment airs nationally on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 6:00am-10:00am EST on the Fox News Channel. McCann and McKnight from Red Hot & Blue Restaurants will appear with 11 other Barbecue joints, cooking up their best recipes and offering their famous fare for a sampling of the best-of-the-best barbecue recipes for the audience.

Fox & Friends is a nationally broadcast morning program on the Fox News Channel and reaches over 2 million viewers daily. The show hosts include Clayton Morris, Anna Kooiman, and Tucker Carlson, who will interview all 12 Pitmasters, collect their best recipes, and chow down on smoking-good food. Fox & Friends weatherman, Rick Reichmuth will also join the feeding frenzy.

Red Hot & Blue first opened in the Washington D.C. area 27 years ago. Three politicians and a PBS reporter created the first Red Hot & Blue restaurant because they couldn’t find any authentic Memphis-style barbecue on Capitol Hill. Since its start, Red Hot & Blue has grown into 22 locations in 6 states: Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The authentic Memphis-style barbecue caters weddings, business events and any type of gathering from 20 to 5,000. The restaurant’s mission is to “serve up only the best quality food with a heaping dose of Southern hospitality in a fun, casual atmosphere surrounded by blues music and memorabilia.” For more information, visit http://www.redhotandblue.com

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About Red Hot & Blue Restaurants:
Red Hot & Blue Restaurants - founded over 27 years ago in the Washington DC area. The restaurants have a distinctly Southern vibe, blended with Blues music themed décor and include Southern menu items including fried Delta catfish, collard greens and cornbread but it’s the barbecue that’s been the secret to its success. Smoked 12-19 hours over hickory logs, St. Louis-style ribs are served wet, dry-rubbed, or sweet; pulled chicken and pork are hickory-smoked low and slow; brisket is served sliced or chopped; and, sampler platters are available so you can try a little bit of everything.

Today there are 22 Red Hot & Blue restaurants in the U.S. Each feature Blues-themed memorabilia and a huge “Dancing Pig” logos in their buildings. The pigs -- plus the wonderful hickory aroma of barbeque that permeates outside – entice customers into Red Hot & Blue restaurants across the country. There are 20 full-service dine-in, take-out and catering units and 2 express counter service restaurants in: Annapolis, MD; Cherry Hill, NJ; Cary, NC; Dallas, TX; Fairfax, VA; Flower Mound, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Gaithersburg, MD; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Joplin, MO; Herndon, VA; Kingstowne, VA; Irving, TX; Laurel, MD; Leesburg, VA; Manassas, VA; North Richland Hills, TX; Plano, TX; Raleigh, NC; Warrenton, VA; Williamsburg, VA and Winston-Salem, NC.

Recent Awards:

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Previous Awards:
50 Most Distinguished Restaurants in America – Conde Nast Traveler
To 10 Bar-B-Que Joints Across the US – Smoke Magazine
Hot Prospects -- Restaurants and Institutions Magazine
#1 BBQ Restaurant Franchisor in the U.S. – Entrepreneur Magazine
Super Six Restaurants (Dallas) – Piggin’ Out, A Southern Guide to Bar-B-Que Eateries
50 Best Restaurants – Washingtonian Magazine (All area locations)
50 Best Bargain Restaurants – Washingtonian Magazine
Top Bar-B-Que, Top Family Dining – Zagats (Washington/Baltimore)
People’s Choice – Washingtonian Magazine
50 Best Take-Out Restaurants – Washingtonian Magazine
Reader’s Choice Award, Best BBQ – The Journal Newspapers (Northern VA)
Best Ribs in South Jersey – The Courier-Post (New Jersey)
Best BBQ Menus – Dine in, Take Out, Catering – National Bar-B-Que Association
50 Favorite Restaurants – The Washington Post
Best Bar-B-Que – Spectator Magazine (North Carolina)
Sixty Must See Restaurants – Raleigh News and Observer
Best Ribs – Baltimore Magazine
Best Bar-B-Que – Dallas Observer
Best Chili – Spectator Magazine
Best Place for Blues – Courier-Post (New Jersey)

For additional information or franchise opportunities, contact: Randy McCann, President/COO, Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc., 154 Charlois Boulevard, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27103.

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