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"
  • Save $5 when you buy 3 bags of Adirondack Grilling Pellets
  • Access KCBS Preferred Rates at Choice Hotels
  • 10% off all Creekstone Farms® products
  • 10% off any ICEHOLE Cooler or the option to customize your ICEHOLE Cooler with your team or KCBS logo for $50.00.
  • 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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KCBS Team Bios


Year Started: 2014

Team Bio:
BadCat's was formed when two bbq nuts were introduced by a mutual friend. Burk and Rick spent most of 2013 practicing and taking classes in advance of competing in 2014. After 2 slow starts in 2014, the team came up with a 5th in brisket and 14th overall at the Northern AZ BBQ Festival in June of 2014. We are working hard to make some excellent BBQ and hope to improve thru practice and competitions.

Hometown: Phoenix
State/Province: AZ
Country: US

Most wins in a year:

Biggest Wins: 2014-05th Place Brisket-Northern AZ BBQ Festival 2014 14th Place-Northern AZ BBQ Festival 2014 11th Place AZ Rhythm and Ribs 9/2014 with 6th Place Chicken, 7th place ribs and 10th place brisket. 2015-2nd Place Chicken, 9th place Ribs, 9th overall-Sam's Club Tucson, AZ 3rd place pork, 11th brisket 13th place Queen Creek


Website: https://www.facebook.com/BadCatsBackyard/


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