Broad Shoulders BBQ dates back to the early 1980s when my parents and their friends developed the sauce in Chicago, the city of broad shoulders, as part of the renowned Ribfest. While they didn’t win that year, something else was formed; the deep bonds between friends and family that come from sharing an experience like great BBQ. From its inception, the sauce brought people together. 

Throughout my life, the sauce has been a source of friendship, happiness, and community. Wherever I went, this smoky, spicy sauce was a way to bring people together. Before I knew it, everyone was requesting a jar of Broad Shoulders BBQ.

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In the same way this sauce helped strengthen my own community, Broad Shoulders BBQ is committed to giving back. A portion of the proceeds from every jar of Broad Shoulders BBQ will be reinvested in local youth programs. As Broad Shoulders BBQ grows, so will its involvement in the community.

So go ahead, share a jar of Broad Shoulders BBQ sauce with your friends and family, and make some new friends while you’re at it!