Stubb’s Legendary Kitchen teams up with First Light and Community Kitchens
For Birmingham leg of the ‘Feed the World Tour’
Monday, June 8 at First Light; Tuesday June 9 at Community Kitchens
(Atlanta, GA) — Stubb’s Legendary Kitchen rolls into Birmingham on Monday, June 8, for the first leg of its “Feed the World” tour, serving up its famous barbecue to homeless guests at First Light at 2230 Fourth Avenue on June 8 at 12:30 p.m. and Community Kitchens’ Woodlawn location on June 9 at 12:45 p.m.
The 12-city tour, featuring a specially-designed 34-foot mobile museum, presents an exhibit filled with the rich history of C.B. Stubblefield’s unique life story and his famous BBQ sauce. In Birmingham, Stubb’s Legendary Kitchen President and CEO Kurt Koegler, a Stubb’s Grillmaster and First Light and Community Kitchens volunteers will serve smoked and grilled meats made with all-natural Stubb’s Barbecue sauces and marinades.
The “Feed the World Tour,” is named for the stated mission of Texas Bar-B-Q legend, C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield, founder of Stubb’s, who said: “I was born hungry and I want to feed the world.” Today, Stubb’s is the nation’s #1 super-premium barbecue sauce and marinade brand in the country.
"Stubb was a cook but more than that, a lover of people. The values that guided his life still guide the company that bears his name. Stubb’s life truly is in every bottle of sauce and marinade we make. All of us at Stubb’s are thrilled to be working with Atlanta Union Mission and bringing all of Stubb’s love and happiness to those who need it most” said Koegler.
After leaving Birmingham, the tour continues to Atlanta and then up the East Coast to Washington, D.C. where the Stubb’s team will compete at the annual BBQ Battle on Pennsylvania Avenue. On the return trip to Texas, the tour will make its way through Mid East and Mid South stopping at additional cities to continue its mission of barbecuing for the homeless.
“The economy has placed greater demand on organizations like Community Kitchens and First Light, so we couldn’t think of a better time to show our support,” Koegler said. “Stubb’s greatest joy was feeding the people who came from all around for a taste of his famous barbecue and it is an honor for us to fulfill his mission with our Feed the World Tour.”
“We are delighted to be selected as Stubb’s charity partner for the Birmingham stop of the ‘Feed the World’ tour,” said Deborah Everson, First Light assistant director. “This fits nicely with our mission to create hospitality in a safe and nurturing community for the homeless women and children, and our guests will really enjoy this gesture, which shows them they have not been forgotten by either the local community or the community at large. Thank you Stubb’s!”
“We consider all those who dine with us our guests, and what better way to treat them as such by serving up delicious Stubb’s barbecue,” said Community Kitchens Executive Director Andrea Blackert. “We thank Stubb’s for joining us here in Birmingham to help feed the hungry.” (OVER)
Video of the tour kick-off event in Austin is available on YouTube, and on Stubb’s website www.stubbsbbq.com.
About Stubb's Legendary Kitchen
Austin, Texas-based Stubbs Legendary Kitchen is the maker of Stubb’s, the #1 super-premium Bar-B-Q sauces and marinades in the country, which are available in over 75% of grocery stores nationwide. Stubbs products, which have garnered praise from publications such as Wine Spectator, Cook's Illustrated and Men's Fitness, has its roots in the iconic Stubb's restaurant and live music venue in Austin, Texas that marries music and Bar-B-Q. Legends such as B.B. King, George Thorogood, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willie Nelson have all “sang for their supper” at Stubb’s and enjoyed the slow-smoked meats with C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield's famous sauce made with genuine molasses.