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December 01, 2022

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Famous Dave’s to Host All-Star BBQ Challenge

Famous Dave’s BBQ teams up with BBQ Champions to host challenge at the Hermitage location.

After nearly three decades in operation, Famous Dave’s is launching its first ever All Star BBQ Competition on Saturday, July 16 right in the nation’s capital of barbecue — Nashville, TN.

Hosted by the best-known barbecue restaurant brand in America, 10 of America’s best BBQ teams including Sunny Moody, WFC World Steak Champion and Food Network Star, Brad Leighninger, KCBS Team of the Year and Tim Scheer, Memphis in May Grand Champion, will be firing up their smokers and competing in categories of chicken, ribs and wild card. The prize purse includes a pool of $5,000 as well as qualification for the top two winners into the 2022 WFC Barbecue Championship.

“We couldn’t be more excited to host these industry heavyweights,” said Dallas Massey, VP of Marketing VP of Marketing and Off Premise. “We love any chance to bring the community together with BBQ, and can’t wait to see what the contestants have in store for us.”

BBQ lovers from around the Nashville area are invited to come and cheer on their favorite All Stars at Famous Dave’s at 5000 Old Hickory Blvd. in Hermitage. Admission is free and there will be food and drink available for purchase. There will be a public sampling from 1:30-3pm CT and awards will be at 4pm. The first 200 attendees will enjoy free BBQ wings and will cast their votes to determine the winners of the BBQ challenge. Attendees can also enter a free drawing to win a one-of-a-kind, Famous Dave’s branded Gateway Drum Smoker smoker, valued at $1500. 

Winners will be announced on Famous Dave’s social media channels.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.