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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Year Started: 1987

Dead Last BBQ roots go back to 1987 and the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle. After many attempts and several dead last finishes, in 2007 the slogan Winners come with cans and Losers come with kegs, was realized and the team stopped getting kegs and started getting cans. That has driven Dead Last BBQ to a consistent contender and finally the teams first Grand Championship at the 2014 Paola Roots Festival BBQ contest.

Hometown: Lenexa
State: KS
Country: US

Most wins in a year: First GC 2014 Paola Roots Festival

Biggest Wins: All Ribbons are fantastic!!!! But the GC takes the cake.

Sponsors: Coors Light, Apex, Simply Essentials, and Harvest Meat Company


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