FACT: There's been an 18% increase in contest participation by members in the past year    
FACT: 64% of KCBS members own three or more grills/smokers    
FACT: 70% of our members grill-out/cook BBQ more than 25 times per year    
FACT: 56% of Americans report having a smartphone, 77% of KCBS members do    
FACT: 70% of KCBS members use Facebook    
FACT: 55% of members choose charcoal when cooking for leisure    
FACT: 23% of KCBS members work in the food service industry as a restauranteur or caterer    
FACT: Learning from friends, family and at competitions is the best way to improve cooking skills    
Joining KCBS has its privileges!
  • The official KCBS monthly newsletter, "The Bullsheet"
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 15% off your total order from Papa Tony's seasonings and ribs.
  • One-day shopping pass at any Restaurant Depot location when you present your KCBS membership card.
  • 20% off your total order from Sadler's Smokehouse online store.
  • $0.50 off TABASCO Chipotle or any pepper sauce flavor!
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February 6, 2018
Last week, Friday, KCBS experienced a website outage. The SSL certificate expired. As soon as this was realized, we worked hard with our IT transition team to deploy a new cert. What should have been a quick simple fix, turned into a 4 hour outage due to compounding problems from lack of account access. Protections are now in place to insure this does not happen again. KCBS is transitioning to a new IT service provider and is implementing safeguards, monitoring, and alerting of critical systems to ensure things like this don’t happen. KCBS is also in the final phase of a 3 month project to produce a request for proposal for a brand new Membership Based Web Platform. The new platform will provide the much needed visibility, automation, reporting, and capabilities to our community. This has been a long time vision and just one of many good things coming to KCBS in 2018! We appreciate your patience and support of KCBS.
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