Congratulations to our customers Wayland and Bernice Sessoms! The Sessoms are very special customers of Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q so we helped them celebrate 50 years of marriage by shipping them our Bar-B-Q and sides! Hampton, VA native, Bernice, claims that Smithfield’s has, “the best bar-b-q around!” With a compliment like that, we couldn’t resist sending a “Taste of Carolina” to their 50th anniversary celebration. Thank you Sessom Family for being very valued customers!
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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!
A reminder that orders for bar-b-q online are shipped once a week (Tuesdays). Please place your orders by midnight Sunday for your order to be shipped the next Tuesday. Orders placed Monday -Saturday will be shipped the following Tuesday. Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you have any questions!
Still want to have our signature Bar-B-Q shipped to you or loved ones for Christmas? Well you still can via express mail! The deadline to have the finest North Carolina bbq delivered the week of Christmas is Sunday, Dec. 20 th at midnight. Starting today, all bbq orders placed will be shipped express mail (overnight) on Friday, December 18 th and Monday, December 21 st. Any orders after that will not be shipped until the week after Christmas. Place your order today!
For all of those planning to ship Bar-B-Q this holiday season, please note all orders placed before Tuesday, Dec. 15th will go out Priority Mail on Wednesday, Dec.16 th . Any orders placed after that will be shipped overnight on Friday, Dec.18th and Monday, Dec.21st depending on destination. The deadline to place orders for all overnight delivery is Sunday, Dec. 20th at midnight. Any orders after that will not be shipped until the week after Christmas. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Well, not quite. But we would like to thank superfan Al Davis of Titusville, FL for sending us this great photo of him sporting one of our “we put the ‘aw’ in slaw” t-shirts in front of the Magic Kingdom. Although we have not expanded outside the NC borders yet, you can have our signature bar-b-q 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!
This Friday (11/27) we will be offering specials to our shopping-weary customers. What are these specials? Well, you’ll have to check our Facebook and Twitter pages every hour to find out! We will be updating each page hourly on Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with different specials at certain locations. These specials will be a free menu item when you present a receipt from a particular store near the location. For example, if you bring a in a Wal-Mart receipt during a certain hour to our Fuquay-Varina and 40/42 location, you will receive a free gallon of tea. Or if you bring in a Belk’s receipt to our Zebulon location during a designated hour, you will receive a free chicken dark platter. So become a friend or follow us today!
A new travel mug is available for purchase in our locations and our online store! This sleek coffee thermos is available for only $9.95! Our online store has t-shirts, hats , sauces and mixes available for purchase. You can also purchase Bar-B-Q online and have it shipped nationwide! The holidays are right around the corner and some Eastern N.C BBQ would make the perfect gift for out of state friends and family. Text SCNB4 to 95495 to have online coupon codes sent straight to your phone!
It’s the world’s oldest method of cooking, and the debates over the best way to cook it can get heated. Cookbooks specialize in the art of complementing it. There are entire competitions devoted to the very best sauces to cover it. There’s even a national association dedicated to it. What are we talking about? Barbeque. BBQ. Bar-B-Q. However you spell it, you’re bound to hear a hundred different opinions on the best way to cook it, sauce it, complement it and eat it. But one thing is certain—North Carolinians are very big fans of their barbecue. Make that Bar-B-Q. And its particular “sauce” isn’t really a sauce at all.
Eastern style Bar-B-Q is slow cooked and bathed in vinegar, red pepper and salt. You won’t find this in Texas or Memphis. So what happens if you find yourself in a cramped downtown Manhattan apartment or in the suburbs of Hollywood, California with a craving for that deliciously tangy Eastern Style Bar-B-Q? The answer to your hankering is available via the internet. The legendary , yet quaint, and highly favored Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has figured out how to satisfy your hunger no matter where you reside.
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has been a household name for Eastern North Carolina style Bar-B-Q for 30 years. While Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q’s traditional charm provides guests with a down-home dining experience, it is the fresh, quality fare that keeps them coming back. Besides the favorite Bar-B-Q, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is also known for its fried chicken, as well as other Southern meal essentials: potato salad, slaw, sweetened iced tea to wash it down, and banana pudding to finish things off.
Since opening the first restaurant in 1964, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has grown to thirty-three locations today. The company has an aggressive growth plan including expansion outside of North Carolina. Thanks to locations near major interstates, former North Carolina residents, and social media, Smithfield’s Chicken N’ Bar-B-Q has a name for itself outside the N.C. borders. But how would the company continue to push the brand out of state without building restaurants?
That question was just what Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q Marketing Director, Richard Averitte, needed to spark some creative sales expansion ideas. “People had been requesting that we ship our Bar-B-Q for years. We decided to answer their request, which would allow us to expand a different way, without the need for building additional physical restaurants.” Thus, the Smithfield’s internet Bar-B-Q distribution was born. “Our process has been refined, so folks can get the best Eastern North Carolina style Bar-B-Q available, just as fresh as the day it is made,” Averitte adds.
Freshness Can’t Be Beat
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q commitment to freshness is second to none. Each of the thirty-three stores prepares their own Bar-B-Q fresh every day. The electric ovens in each store are loaded with pork shoulders to cook overnight . Every morning that freshly cooked pork is hand pulled and mixed to make their famous Bar-B-Q. Add some coleslaw and hushpuppies, and you’ve got Eastern Style Bar-B-Q perfection!
For the reasons of freshness and authenticity, Chris Hill of Hollywood, California orders Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q online. He is one of their biggest fans and admittedly addicted to their Brunswick stew, also available on the website. His reasons for ordering from Smithfield’s are many, but he especially likes the customer service. “Where else can you order online and get a hand written thank you note? You don’t find that kind of courtesy here in California!” Of course, he adds, “The whole package comes vacuum sealed, chilled, and ready to eat. I promise you can’t smell this stuff and not want to dig in immediately.”
Online Food Purchases on the Rise
Chris is not alone in his online specialty food pursuits. Since the inception of online shopping, studies have tracked the online consumer’s habits, and specialty food purchases have grown dramatically. Based on the survey results by Gregory K. White and Barbara J. Manning, specialty food and drink buyers are “highly educated…[and] eighty-five percent are between the ages of 25 and 54.” These are savvy shoppers. Smithfield’s online storefront caters to the Bar-B-Q fan who desires the highest quality, freshest taste available. The process Smithfield’s uses to ensure these demands are met is rather simple, but is continuously being refined.*
How does it work?
If you place an order during the week, you will receive an order confirmation via email, and your order is sent into the “Bar-B- Queue .” All orders must be placed by Sunday at midnight. On Monday evening the required amount of pork to fulfill the orders is loaded into the ovens at the designated online-order provider store. On Tuesday the Bar-B-Q is hand pulled and mixed and subjected to a freeze blast to bring the product below 40 degrees. Each order is then separated into 2.5lb or 5 lb vacuum sealed packages and stored in a freezer. On Wednesday morning, your orders are shipped to you in insulated coolers with cold packs. You’ll receive it within two days, still well-chilled and ready to enjoy.
In-House to Your House
Today’s redesigned Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q restaurants offer a charming ambiance housed in a sleek brick and steel building with huge windows. As the locals stop in, the ceiling fans whir above the chatter of the community patrons. There’s still a sink in each dining room, reminiscent of the first Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q restaurant. With all of that, it might be tough to beat the in-house dining experience, but it’s nice to know their delicious Bar-B-Q can be delivered to your house. Visit www.weshipbarbq.com to place your order today. Brew some sweet tea, take a bite, and chances are you’ll feel like you’re actually there. Enjoy!
By Lauren Reinhardt
* Data comes from research by Gregory K. White and Barbara J. Manning. Electronic Networking Applications and Policy Volume 8 • Number 1 • 1998 • pp. 32–38 © MCB University Press • ISSN 1066 Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy Volume 8 · Number 1 · 1998 · pp. 32–38 © MCB University Press · ISSN 1066-2243
It was the occasional out-of-state inquiry that caused Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to begin shipping their signature Eastern style Bar-B-Q and sides. Turns out, traveling Eastern N.C. Bar-B-Q has been a bright spot in this sour economy. Richard Averitte, marketing director for Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q, posted the news on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. He also included how it’s exactly done: vacuum-sealed fresh and packed in an insulated cooler with ice packs. What came next was surprising. The social networking sites yielded more online requests and interest than the company ever expected.
Will Gibson, a Kinston, NC native living in Seattle, ordered fifty pounds of Bar-B-Q for his wedding reception. A request even came from as far away as Afghanistan, when U.S. Navy operations specialist first class James Franks found Smithfield’s Facebook page. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q hasn’t figured out how to ship Bar-B-Q that far; currently shipping is available to anyone in the continental U.S. Not wanting to disappoint, Averitte sent Franks two cases of hushpuppy mix instead. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q has now shipped Bar-B-Q to all fifty states and is bracing for the holiday season.
The new revenue stream prompted Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to launch a website dedicated entirely to shipping: weshipbarbq.com. “We have just been flooded with requests and questions; the website has helped tremendously,” says Averitte. “It’s been a wonderful way to diversify our business and give a little taste of North Carolina to those who can’t order it in person.”
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 shipped anywhere in the United States.