Arizona BBQ Fans Invited To Enjoy Free Barbecue Meal From Award Winning Joe’s Real BBQ , while giving the Gift of Reading to those who desperately need it Wednesday, May 4th, 2011.
Arizona BBQ fans are invited to experience one of Arizona’s most famous restaurants for free! On Wednesday May 4th, Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert, Arizona, is celebrating its annual customer appreciation day by serving free barbecue!
Fans can enjoy their choice of a pecan smoked pulled pork or chicken breast sandwich, fresh homemade coleslaw, award-winning BBQ Pit Beans and a drink. There will be children’s sized sandwiches available for the little ones.
This year the folks at Joe’s have teamed with Loving Through Literacy in an effort to put the gift of reading within the reach of those without libraries. This organization fills and funds libraries in areas of the world without them. While donations are not required for the free meal, participants are encouraged to come with new or gently used books of any type. More information about the literary quest can be found here.
Joe’s Real BBQ has won “Best Barbecue” from The Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times for many years and was nominated for “Best Brisket” on Live with Regis and Kelly. They have also been featured in Chef Paul Kirk’s America’s Best BBQ: 100 Recipes from America’s Best Smokehouses, Pits, Shacks, Rib Joints, Roadhouses, and Restaurants, Sunset Magazine, the just-released book Restaurant Owners Uncorked and Arizona Highways Television.
Joe’s Real BBQ has been celebrating this “Free Food” day annually for 11 years and has given away over 44,000 meals! This year they hope to serve more than 5,000 people at this enormously popular event. Customers will also get to meet the “Real Joe” behind Joe’s Real BBQ. Fellow co-owners Tim and Tad Peelen will also be on hand to personally thank customers all day.
“Giving away free food is an ideal fun way to thank all of our regular customers who have supported us over the years,” said Joe Johnston, the namesake and co-owner of Joe’s Real BBQ. “It’s also a way for us to introduce our restaurant to people who have never tried us before.”
The free meal event runs from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and then 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday May 4th, 2011, at their restaurant located in Gilbert. Customers are encouraged to be in line by 7:30 PM to be able to receive a free meal before the event ends at 8:00 PM.