All in for Bacon and BBQ
Jason Day + Megan Day | Lee's Summit, MO | Microenterprise
Bacon. Do you really need any more intro than that?
Yes, BBQAddicts is the home and host of the Original Bacon Explosion. (There are t-shirts.) You could stop there, but you’d missing out on the saucey goodness that comes with being BBQ gods. Founders Jason and Megan Day take on our KCSourceLink quiz to tell us about their obsessions—you know, after BBQ.
What you do:
Bring the flavor of KC BBQ to the masses via online sales, recipes, award-winning products, and pitmaster skills #BaconExplosion #smokeykc
Your big news in 2013/2014:
Pitched for a grant from @lead_bank and won! Re-launched bbqaddicts.com and created a line of sauce and seasonings called Smokey Kansas City
Which Resource Partners have you worked with?
And the KCSourceLink Pop Quz
The noun that describes who you are: meat
The verb that describes what (or why?) you do: create
Your entrance music: “Bbq” by 2 Skinnee Js
Your power motto: Do what you have to do today so you can do what you want to do tomorrow
Your KC happy place: The American Royal World Series of BBQ
Your app obsession: Front Flip
Your offline addiction: Finding the best jalapeno chips. They must be crunchy.
Kansas City’s best move: Discussing what’s next for Kemper Arena
Kansas City’s best kept secret: Christmas in the Sky fireworks display at Longview Lake
Your triumph: Winning the Gourmand Award for the Best BBQ Cookbook in the World for “BBQ Makes Everything Better”
Your wisdom earned the hard way: Trust your gut.
Your comfort: Coffee on our side porch
On your entrepreneurial watch list: LocalStart.org
On your entrepreneurial wish list: QVC
Your KC entrepreneurial crush: Recommended Daily LLC
Your mentor: Mr. John Burgess
Where you find your tribe: Kansas City Barbeque Society, 1 Million Cups, live music venues and any BBQ contest
Your next move: Increased wholesale accounts
Your exit music: "Bungle In The Jungle" by Jethro Tull
Your last word: We create . . . meat sweats
BBQAddicts is a KC original. Our questionnaire, not so much. Nods to the original Proust questionnaire and the Pitch and Silicon Prairie iterations for pop quizzy inspiration.
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How do you create Kansas City?
Tell us over at www.wecreatekc.com.