All locations will be open on Easter Sunday. We look forward to seeing you or providing for your family gathering. Feel free to call ahead for any bulk orders. If you plan to stay at home and don’t feel like cooking, call any of our locations and ask about one of our party packs!
Archive for March, 2010
We hope you can join us at our Clayton store on Tuesday, March 30th. Four students from The DECA club of Clayton High School have earned the right to compete at the internationals competition in Kentucky next month. The Clayton location will donate 25% of all sales from 5-8 p.m. on March 30th to help fund their trip!
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is proud to announce that all locations are now serving complimentary coffee. Years ago, complimentary coffee had been a staple of Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q dining room service. We forgot how much our customers appreciated this gesture and thus decided to resume the tradition. So from now on, expect our co-workers to offer you a piping hot cup of coffee after your meal!
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® Supports the Bald Entrepreneurs during 2010 St. Baldrick’s Event
Fundraising team proves that it’s just not an “After-Shave” Party without Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
(Cary, NC) – Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® (SCNB) is proud to announce that the North Carolina-based restaurant brand was once again able to support local St. Baldrick’s team, the Bald Entrepreneurs, this year in their efforts to raise money for research focused on eliminating childhood cancers.
The team at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® have always known that “it’s just not a tailgate without Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q”, and the Bald Entrepreneurs have proved that the same goes for an “After-Shave” Party. Smithfield’s provided fresh bar-b-q, delicious side items, and crowd favorites – hush puppies and sweet tea – for the team’s post-shave party that continued raising funds even after the day’s earlier shave event. Fundraisers shaved their heads at The Hibernian’s annual fundraiser event on Saturday, February 27th, 2010. Smithfield’s provided goodie bags for the 60 team members who shaved their heads that included gift certificates, shirts, and koozies.
“Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is happy to be part of this most worthy cause. As we are grateful to serve our customers, we are also grateful to serve our community”, says Richard Averitte, Marketing Director for Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q. “The Bald Entrepreneurs team provides a tremendous amount of support to the St. Baldrick’s program and we are happy to be a part of that effort.”
The Bald Entrepreneurs surpassed their fundraising goal of $35,000 and are now on their way to the $39,000 mark. To find out more or to donate to the Bald Entrepreneurs team, visit their official team page at http://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/baldentrepreneurs. Chris Wright, founder of the Bald Entrepreneurs team, noted some strong statistics for supporting the group and its participation the in St. Baldrick’s program. Between 2005 and 2009, St. Baldrick’s has issued nearly $42 million in research grants ($12 million in 2009 alone) and funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any other organization, except the U.S. government. The Bald Entrepreneurs team made up approximately 11% of the shaves at the local event yet captured nearly 20% of all donations for the Hibernian Restaurant & Pub.
According to the St. Baldrick’s website, on March 17, 2000, reinsurance executives Tim Kenny, John Bender, and Enda McDonnell turned their industry’s St. Patrick’s Day party into a benefit for kids with cancer. The three planned to raise “$17,000 on the 17th,” recruiting 17 colleagues to raise $1,000 each to be shorn. Instead, the first St. Baldrick’s event raised over $104,000! Volunteers shave their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer and family and friends give generously – worldwide. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation uses the donations to fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the United States Government.
About Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has a 40-year history serving the finest fried chicken and Eastern-North-Carolina-style Bar-B-Q, made fresh daily from family recipes and served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has over 30 locations in North Carolina as well as an online store where BBQ can be ordered and shipped anywhere in the United States. Visit http://www.SCNBNC.com/ for more information or call 919-852-1742.
Contact: Richard Averitte, Marketing Director – Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
Phone: 919-852-1722 Fax: 919-852-5268
Mail: P.O. Box 979 – Cary, NC 27512
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q will participate in the 14th Annual Dine Out for Communities In Schools Program for Nash County. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q’s Rocky Mount and Nashville locations will be donating 10% of their sales on March 11th to the Communities In Schools Program.
Communities In Schools serves Nash County through programs instituted to increase student achievement and promote not only high school graduation, but also higher education at a college, community college or trade school. Scholarship opportunities are provided to students completing the CIS program. Additional services are provided for families and the community at two family resource centers in Nash County.
Come support Nash County schools today!
Actually, no and yes. We don’t plan on building a location there anytime soon, but we can ship bar-b-q to California! We would like to thank superfan Karen Zachary of Oakland, CA for sending us this great photo of her holding one of our shipping boxes in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. While we have not expanded outside of North Carolina, you can order our signature bar-b-q online and have it shipped to you anywhere in the United States. Just visit our online store and find out how you can order bar-b-q, Brunswick stew and other sides online!
Our Clayton location recently fed the cast and crew of the film “As The Crow Flies” . ” As the Crow Flies” is a SCAD Senior Thesis Film, written and directed by Dustin Schmid. Filming began on February 12, 2010 and wrapped on February 21, 2010. Post Production is currently underway and a rough cut will be finished at the end of May.The director, Dustin Schmid, is a senior at the The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and a Clayton native. Pictured below is the crew enjoying a couple of THE Tailgate Specials donated by the Clayton store.
Here’s a link to the film’s Facebook fan page.