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At home, out on the town or in competition, America’s love affair with BBQ is no secret. When someone finds that perfect rack of ribs or mouthwatering brisket, it builds a loyalty that can’t be beat.

But amazing barbecue doesn’t happen by accident. Sixty-eight percent of BBQ lovers say the right meat is a must for great grilling.1

That’s where we come in.

The Tyson Fresh Meats Team is bringing barbecue to menus and meat cases with expert solutions every step of the way. Here’s how.

Retail sales of barbecue cuts are growing at a rate 50 times faster than the fresh meat category.2 To capture that audience, we go beyond the quality product and amazing service we’re already known for.

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Solutions that make sense for you

We pride ourselves on developing customized promotional plans with our partners based on their unique needs.

Pitmaster and event sponsorships; sauce, rub and pitmaster recipe development, culinary classes and innovation recommendations; event sponsorships; sauce, rub and beverage cross promotions; insights and social media campaigns — these are just the start. Let’s build the plan that works for you.

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BBQ’s all-day menu penetration sits at an impressive 56.5%.3 So whether you’re running a full-on barbecue joint or serving up just a few ‘que dishes on your menu, the opportunities for your operation are wide open.

A Dish Best Served Everywhere

To better serve our food operator partners, we’ve made our full library of research data available to access at any time. And that’s just for starters.

Putting expertise into action, we offer solutions including menu gap analyses, innovation sessions, promotional support, training and much more.

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Our portfolio of brands is born to be barbecued. Explore our brand offerings below to find the perfect fit for your customers’ grills.

Chairman's Reserve® Angus Beef
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We’re not just blowing smoke

With barbecue popularity on the rise, two things are very clear. One, people really love barbecue. And two, meat quality makes all the difference.

83% of consumers surveyed said they’ve grilled or barbecued at least once at home during the summer of 2021.4
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39% of people say barbecue is their favorite preparation style for beef.5
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42% of people say barbecue is their favorite preparation style for pork.5
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33% of DIY barbecuers prefer smoking or slow-cooking.1
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40% opt for quick and easy sauces.1
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33% of DIY barbecuers prefer smoking or slow-cooking.1

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40%
opt for quick and easy sauces.1
While new styles are growing in popularity,3 these are America’s favorite barbecue styles right now:6

Kansas City

Texas

Memphis

Hawaiian

Louisiana

South Carolina

Ready to fire up your BBQ sales?
Reach out to our team today!

1 Meat Consumer Segmentation 2.0 Research, Midan Marketing, 2019
2 Nielsen Perishables Group 52 weeks ending 1/4/20 Total US
3 NPB 2019 Foodservice Volumetrics Study

 

4 Tyson Fresh Meats Brand Strategy Mini Report July 2021
5 Technomic’s 2019 Center of the Plate: Beef & Pork Consumer Trend Report
6 Technomic’s 2019 Flavor Consumer Trend Report
*Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients.

 

1 Meat Consumer Segmentation 2.0 Research, Midan Marketing, 2019
2 Nielsen Perishables Group 52 weeks ending 1/4/20 Total US
3 NPB 2019 Foodservice Volumetrics Study
4 Tyson Fresh Meats Brand Strategy Mini Report July 2021
5 Technomic’s 2019 Center of the Plate: Beef & Pork Consumer Trend Report
6 Technomic’s 2019 Flavor Consumer Trend Report
*Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients.
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