The North Carolina Barbecue Company was founded to deliver to doorsteps across the country the unique culinary culture of our great state. Our goal is to provide a true representation of the two distinct styles of North Carolina barbecue; the Piedmont (western style) and the Eastern style. There is a civil disagreement among barbecue purists in our state that has been percolating for well over a century, with no sign of resolve.Our aim is to not pick a side in this epicurean battle, but merely present the argument. Not only have we produced an authentic Eastern and Piedmont BBQ, sauce, and slaw combination, we have found the best way to deliver it anywhere in the USA. Now when you need a real barbecue fix, it is only a click or a call away. No matter where you are.
Rick Scott, a native of High Point, NC (graduate of East Carolina University) was raised on the piedmont style and exposed to the eastern style while in school down east. After graduating, he travelled extensively throughout the state and beyond, realizing the differences in BBQ among his home state; as well as where it stood among other styles of BBQ across the country. The more he travelled, the more he realized the unique divide in North Carolina.
He also became more aware of the fact that North Carolina truly is the “Cradle of ‘Cue.” As a founding member of The North Carolina Barbecue Company, Rick wants to establish the company as a true ambassador for the state as a whole, and as an actual home page for the state and it’s unique style of BBQ.
Ryan Pitz, a native of Orange, VA (graduate of Hampden-Sydney College) had some exposure to pulled pork BBQ growing up, but became a true NC BBQ convert after having lived in Greensboro, NC for nearly a decade. His passion for great BBQ peaked when he wanted to share authentic Carolina BBQ with friends, family and clients across the country. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a good mail order solution – one that truly represented the two distinct styles of North Carolina barbecue.
No matter how much he “talked up” the unique North Carolina BBQ experience to folks in other states – it simply never translated unless they were able to come to North Carolina and experience true pork BBQ first hand.
Together Rick and Ryan collaborated to found The North Carolina Barbecue Company and finally bring true NC BBQ to the rest of America with their unique flag ship product known as The NC BBQ Battle Box™.
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