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Former Talent Staffers Start “Pork Barrel BBQ” Company

September 14th, 2009 by MarkTwain · No Comments

Former Sen. Talent staffers Brett Thompson & Jefferson City native Heath Hall


From Capital Spice:

Back in 2006, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson were staffers for Senator Jim Talent of Missouri. During the many long hours that went into that year’s budget debate, the two men found themselves lamenting the lack of flavor among barbecue options in the area (a common conversation among staffers from all barbecue regions). With all the talk of spending flying around, they started joking that they should team up to bring home the bacon, so to speak, and so they coined the name “Pork Barrel BBQ.”

Pork Barrel Sauce and RubThat could have been the end of it – how many great ideas are hatched in late-night brainstorming sessions and never acted upon? But Senator Talent’s defeat in the 2006 elections soon gave Brett and Heath more free time to focus on their idea. By February of 2008, they were ready to make the jump into the barbecue seasoning business, and they incorporated Pork Barrel BBQ. Read more…

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  • 1 Rex Hall // Sep 15, 2009 at 9:43 am

    While I have a vested interest in Heath, I can recommend both the All American Spice Rub and the Award Winning BBQ Sauce. It is always a pleasure to watch your child’s dreams come true.

  • 2 Rex Hall // Sep 15, 2009 at 9:43 am

    While I have a vested interest in Heath, I can recommend both the All American Spice Rub and the Award Winning BBQ Sauce. It is always a pleasure to watch your child’s dreams come true.

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