Pork Barrel BBQ to Debut National Award-Winning Barbecue Sauce and Spice Rub in Select Midwest Costco Stores This Weekend

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Professional Pitmasters and “Shark Tank” Reality Show Entrepreneurs to Showcase Their Popular BBQ Products with Fans at Select Stores in Kansas City and Chicago

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Pro pitmasters will be making appearances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 8-10) at Costco sotres in Kansas City and Chicago

The co-founders of Pork Barrel BBQ will be showcasing their national award-winning barbecue sauces and spice rub at Midwest Costco stores in Overland Park, KS and Chicago, IL this weekend. The founders of the fastest-growing barbecue sauce company in America, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, invite Costco members and barbecue lovers to enjoy samples of their popular Pork Barrel BBQ Original and Sweet BBQ Sauces as well as their All-American Spice Rub.

Costco members can purchase a Mix and Match 3-pack of their national award-winning products for the special price of $7.99. Shoppers can choose any combination of three bottles or jars of barbecue sauce and/or spice rub. The nationally known pitmasters will be making appearances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 8-10) at the following Costco locations:

Costco Warehouse #369    
12221 Blue Valley Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66213

Costco Warehouse #380
2746 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Widely recognized as the winning entrepreneurs from ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank, Hall and Thompson are known for their creative and innovative approaches to starting and growing a successful barbecue business. With accolades ranging from Food & Wine Magazine naming the competitive pitmasters to its guide of the “Best BBQ: Pit Masters and Grill Geniuses” to Men’s Health Magazine declaring Pork Barrel BBQ’s Original BBQ Sauce as one of the “125 Best Foods for Men” and Country Living Magazine naming their sauce to the list of “Best Barbecue Sauce in the Country”, stores across the country are eager to put Pork Barrel BBQ products on their shelves.

In 2011, Pork Barrel BBQ debuted a specialty BBQ-flavored peanut with FERIDIES, added Pork Barrel BBQ Mustard BBQ Sauce to their expanding line of barbecue sauces, introduced the world’s first barbeque scented fragrance – Que, continued to earn top awards on the professional barbecue circuit, and opened the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. In the first quarter of 2012, the company launched Pork Barrel BBQ Carolina Vinegar Sauce, was a featured success story on ABC’s Shark Tank and recently hosted the nation’s first LivingSocial lunchtime pop-up restaurant in Washington, DC.

Since Hall and Thompson founded Pork Barrel BBQ in 2009, they have participated in many of the nation’s most prestigious barbecue competitions across the country including the American Royal Invitational, Memphis in May, Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, and the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. The Pork Barrel BBQ pitmasters have accumulated multiple awards and top place finishes including being named the reigning Perdue National Chicken Champions and winning the Chinet People’s Choice Award for best BBQ sauce.

For more information about Pork Barrel BBQ, visit http://www.porkbarrelbbq.com and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

About Pork Barrel BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit http://www.PorkBarrelBBQ.com or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).

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