2015 Award of Excellence Winner

NBBQA Recognizes SuckleBusters Inc. as “Award of Excellence” Winner


SuckleBusters takes home high honors at NBBQA national conference



NAPERVILLE, Ill.  – March 9, 2015 -- The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) announced today that local product SuckleBusters Chipotle BBQ Sauce was among the top winners in this year's Awards of Excellence competition, earning 1st place in the spicy BBQ sauce category. The award was announced at the organization's annual conference held March 4-7 in Nashville, Tenn.


The annual competition recognizes the very best barbecue products in a number of industry categories, and the winners were selected from among 450 total submissions.


"BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers," said Roy Slicker, association president. "It's a competitive field with top-notch products, and a NBBQA Award of Excellence medal is quickly becoming one of the most coveted awards in the foodservice industry."


Owner Dan Arnold, “This is the second year in a row our Chipotle BBQ Sauce won the contest, we are honored and pleased to win again this year!”


In addition to the annual competition, the 2015 NBBQA conference featured an array of valuable seminars led by well respected BBQ standouts. Attendees learned from the best at presentations such as Where Barbecue Means Business, Creating Sauce and Rubs, Marketing & Promotions, Science of Meat and Taste and many others.  Larry Winget, TV personality, author and BBQ enthusiast, served as the conference’s keynote speaker.  The conference also featured an impressive gathering of grills, smokers and BBQ equipment and accessories at the trade show as well as a celebrity steak cookoff competition.




Founded in 1991, the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) is the only trade association dedicated to the business of barbecue. The NBBQA'S goals are to promote the recognition and image of the industry, facilitate effective networking and alliances of industry resources, provide informational and educational resources that foster new business opportunities for its members. For more information, visit www.nbbqa.org.



SuckleBusters was founded in 2006. Our award winning BBQ products are sold by over 350 specialty retailers throughout the United States. Our lines include BBQ Rubs, BBQ Sauces, Texas GunPowder, Texas Heat Premium Pepper Sauces, Texas Style Chili Kits and a whole bunch of other tasty products. Visit our website at http://www.sucklebusters.com/. SuckleBusters – The Best in Texas!