Happy 4th of July! (Plus 3 Interesting BBQ Facts)

Happy fourth of JulyFrom the Metroplex team, we would like to wish you and your family an amazing Fourth of July!

We hope you spend the Fourth of July relaxing, appreciating our wonderful country, and lighting up your BBQ to grill the day away!

Barbecue and the 4th of July go hand in hand, but here are 3 surprising BBQ facts that you may not know:

  1. BBQing is not just for the summer. In fact, 70% of Americans own a grill or smoker.
  2. The longest BBQ marathon lasted 80 hours and was a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. On that day, Jan Greeff cooked 1,000 hot dogs and 200 pieces of corn.
  3. There are actually 4 different types of pork ribs. Spare ribs, St. Louis-style ribs, country-style ribs, and baby-back ribs.

Lastly, we should all honor our Declaration of Independence on this special day and keep its important first sentence in mind…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.