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BREAKING NEWS!

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Heffys has some breaking news to share with everyone! Don’t worry, it’s all good news.  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!

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Introducing Our New Intern…

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

We are proud to introduce our first intern Kenon Thompson. Just a brief background of how this collaboration began, Kenon is an alumni of the Youth Entrepreneurs (2008) and as an alumnus hey is given the opportunity at the age of 21 to participate in partnerships/internships throughout the summer.  As a recent graduate of Johnson & Wales University (Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelors Degree in Food Service Management) Kenon is obviously interested in anything that has to do with food, he is also an all around journalist, photographer and an entrepreneur (currently owns Kenon Thompson Food Journalism | Photography).

 

“I believe that I am becoming a polymath of everything artist/people related.” states Kenon.  We’re not quite sure what a polymath is but hey it sounded impressive.

 

After lots of great discussion and an interview between Mike and Kenon, it was clear that he would be a great fit as our first intern as he began throwing out ideas right off of the bat. We are proud to introduce you all to Kenon as he takes over the rest of this blog post.

 

Hello everyone, as you know my name is Kenon. My official position title (everything sounds good when it is official right?) is the Communications Intern for Fervor/Heffys. My duties in this position includes maintaining and operating the social media networks (Facebook, Twitter and the blog) for Heffys BBQ Co. I consider myself to b a professional thinker, meaning that I am always thinking and creating something in my mind (even when people don’t notice). I am a huge music fan and I believe that’s music is an unofficial married couple so if you know of any good music of any genre, let me know of your recommendations.

 

I am excited for this new journey and  I can’t wait to create some amazing ideas for Heffys BBQ Co.!

 

If you would like to follow me on any other social network besides here, please feel free to subscribe to my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter and on my personal website.

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kenon.thompson

Twitter: @KenonThompson

Personal Website: http://www.kenonthompson.com

 

 

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Heffys Wins another 1st Place Scovie Award!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Heffys BBQ Co. WINS 1st Place for All-Natural Hot and 2nd Place for Product Packaging AT WORLD’S MOST COMPETITIVE FIERY FOODS CONTEST!


The 2012 Scovie Awards judging panel of top culinary experts honored Heffys BBQ Co. with our second 1st place award in the last 3 years.  Well put it right next to the other 1st Place Award in the All-Natural Hot award from 2009.


The competition was particularly fierce for the 2012 awards, with product entries up 177 over 2011. In all, 161 companies entered 792 products for a chance at Scovie glory. Dave DeWitt, founder of the Scovie Awards and National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show said entries came from 38 states and four countries including Australia, Sweden, Canada and the United States.


DeWitt, the “Pope of Peppers,” was pleased with the variety and quality of the entries. “It’s thrilling to see more entries than ever in our sixteenth year of the Scovie Awards. I’m always impressed by the creative new ideas and delicious ways people showcase fiery foods,” DeWitt said.


Guests can sample and buy Scovie Award-winning products at the upcoming 2012 National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show (March 2-4, 2012) at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vendors from across the country will be in attendance. For more information please visit:www.fieryfoodsshow.com, there is a good chance you might just see the boys from Heffys there too.


The Scovie Awards is an annual competition created by Dave DeWitt that recognizes the top fiery foods products in the world. The awards were named after the Scoville scale, a measurement of the spicy heat of a chile pepper. It is one of the most competitive blind tasted food competitions. Hundred of products are entered and go through rigorous tastings to receive the top honors. The Scovie Awards take place annually in the month of October. For more information, visit www.scovieawards.com.




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Heffys Launches All Natural & Gluten Free Sauce

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


That’s right Heffys BBQ Co. has launched our All-Natural & Gluten Free line of BBQ Sauces.


Over 2 years ago we began looking at all-natural vs. organic vs. gluten free and everything else that was taking shape in the specialty food market.  Honestly what our customers wanted the most was All-Natural and Gluten Free so that’s what we made…it only took us a year to get it up to our crazy standards.


People have asked us…Why did you switch?  The short answer is we want to make a product that sacrifices nothing, is made with the best ingredients and gives back in some real ways.  So it took some time.


Take a look at our ingredient list for our new All-Natural Original….go ahead we want you to.  There’s more where that came from.




Many of our Heffys Select Retailers are in the process of selling off older inventory to make room for the new sauce.


If you are a retailer and want to carry Heffys in your store or need to re-order head over to our RETAILER RESOURCES section.  Or if you want to snag some sauce for the house, we invite you to BUY NOW “Oh-Natural” style.




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Heffys Social Intern Opportunity

Monday, May 2nd, 2011


Are you a social wannabe and a foodie? Love BBQ and having a good time?

The Heffys Social Internship could be for you!

We WantSocial Media & Communications Intern

Why: Because we need someone to work under the supervision of our CEO on various projects related to implementing and managing Heffys BBQ Co. Social & Communications Strategy.




Here are some deets:

-Assists with managing our Facebook Fan Page & Twitter Accounts

-Help create an overall strategy for how Heffys relates in social circles

-Researches new uses and aids in recruitment efforts to gain members

-Aid in “viral events” creation

-Creates an appropriate schedule for partners to follow and maintain

Sound Interesting?


Read more about it and apply HERE >>



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HEFFYS Meatloaf

Friday, April 29th, 2011

If you are looking for a twist on the old tired meatloaf; give this one a try. It is easy and tastes fantastic! Here’s what you need:


Ingredients:
1 ½ lbs. of 93% lean ground beef
¼ tsp of basil
1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
3 slices of bread (toasted and cut up into ¼ inch squares)
1 large egg
1 Tbls butter
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbls brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
½ cup HEFFYS All Natural Original


Preparation:
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the Heffys and mix well with your hands; ensuring that all of the spices are mixed thoroughly. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Form the hamburger mixture into the pan and top with the ½ cup of Heffys All Natural Original. Bake for 90 minutes, ensure that it is done by using a meat thermometer; should read > 160. For a less spicy version; exclude the cayenne pepper and chili powder.

Enjoy!

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What If?

Monday, March 7th, 2011


You know we do a lot of dreaming at Heffys.  We love to talk about how things will be in 2 years, 5 years, or even 10.  We have been doing life together as friends for more than 15 years, so sometimes these dreams have been around for awhile.  A few years ago while dreaming we started asking questions…. what if kinds of questions.


•What if…. we sold Heffys for like 40 million dollars?
•What if…. we made an Organic or All-Natural Sauce?
•What if…. Heffys was always made in small batches?
•What if…. Heffys helped change the world?
•What if…. people could get Heffys all over the US?


What if…?


Well, asking questions like these lead us to really start working on some of them.  We wanted to share some with you.


What if we sold Heffys for like 40 million dollars? –While this sounds cool, we think we would like to own and operate our business for years to come.  Maybe forever.  We make you this promise….We will always make it personal. We vow to have fun, be real, and to always be passionate about our customers and our products.


What if Heffys was always made in small batches? –We’ll never set out to be the biggest, just the best. So thats what we are going to do.  We have now trademarked a way of making great BBQ Sauce.  We call it Micro-Crafted© . We make all of our products in small batches; taking extra care to produce the best possible taste for you — just like we have always done for our friends and family.  We taste test every batch!  These are just some of the things we believe make a difference in what you taste out of every glorious glass bottle of Heffys.


What if we made an Organic or All-Natural Sauce? –It took us over a year to get it right but in a few short weeks you will be able to order Heffys All- Natural Sauces.  All the taste you have come to love, without all the high-fructose and non-natural stuff that gets in the way.  We are super excited, this has really been a labor of love.  Want to get a sneak preview of our new label?  Like us on Facebook and see it there!


What if Heffys helped change the world? –We take this to heart….thats why it’s part of our everyday business to give back to the community by employing Special Olympic Athletes.  They lovingly hand label each and every bottle of Heffys.  It’s one of the ways we feel like Heffys is changing the world for the better.


We will keep dreaming, keep asking what if.  But we would love to hear more from you too.  Feel free to drop us a line and tell us a little more about what you think about our what if’s.




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Easy Heffys Grilled Chicken and Bacon Pizza

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

What you need:

Ready made pizza crust

2 chicken breasts

1/2 lb bacon

8oz fresh mozzarella cheese

5-6 fresh basil leaves

1 cup Heffys Sweet Mesquite bbq sauce


Directions:

Fire up your grill and cook up your chicken and bacon.  Lower your grill down to low and if you have a pizza stone, put it on your grill to get it heated up (if you don’t have a pizza stone you can just put your pizza directly on the grill but it is very easy to burn your crust that way…so, maybe ask for a pizza stone for your birthday :)  Cut/break up your chicken and bacon into bite size pieces, Chiffonade the basil and cut the fresh mozzarella into 1/4 inch slices.  Now it’s time to assemble your delicious pizza…place your crust on your stone and spread about half a cup of Heffys BBQ Sauce on top.  Spread the chicken and bacon evenly over the crust then apply the fresh basil and then the mozzarella on top.  Finally drizzle on the remaining Heffys BBQ Sauce and close the lid of your grill until your cheese is all melted.


That’s it, Cut and enjoy!  If you have had a chance to make this pizza and have added some other ingredients to it, please leave comments so we can all try your additions


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Love Your Locals

Monday, December 20th, 2010


We all have a list, chances are if you are like us, you are scurrying around trying to check off one more item from that list very soon.  Perhaps we can help.  At Heffys, we love local.  Yeah that means we try to buy local when we can, and we support local as much as possible.  Here are a few of our “local” favorites:


Roasterie Coffee – Danny O’Neill, our new friend runs a sweet company in KC called The Roasterie. They make fantastic air roasted coffees, roasted right when you order.  Great group of people doing good.  We like their Bean Baron and Kansas City Blends.  Also, watch for our own Heffys #212 Blend coming soon! (Kansas City)



Chocolate Malts – Ryan and Sarah Zink, started this business just a few months ago.  They infuse Scotch into artisan crafted chocolates.  Sweet deal!  We love both alcohol and chocolate around our offices.  Ryan has been a good friend for several years, really cool to see him and Sarah making a go of it. (Wichita, KS)



Mama Dida’s Salsa and Nut Mixes – Dida rocks out some super fresh salsas and one of our favorite sweet and spicy nut mixes.  Plus she’s super cool. (Kansas City)




Art’s & Mary’s – Our boy Jeff at Art’s & Mary’s has some fantastic kettle style potato chips.  Take it from us, we have had a few.  Their Jalepeno or classic Salt & Vinegar are our favs and nothing like ordinary potato chips. (Cheny, KS…hint it’s close to Wichita)




Enjoy our suggestions and don’t forget to love your locals.


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Heffys Meets….The Roasterie

Friday, December 3rd, 2010


I LOVE coffee.  In fact most of us at Heffys LOVE coffee.  Almost as much as we love Heffys BBQ Sauce.  That’s saying a lot.


Recently, I met a really cool guy, Danny O’Neill (aka The Bean Baron), he owns The Roasterie here in Kansas City.  We have lots in common, a desire to do good, a desire to make a product that people love, doing it with integrity among lots of other things.  This guy LOVES coffee.  He is passionate about doing it better than anyone else.  So we sat down and swapped stories.  I learned a lot.


As I was leaving Danny suggested that we create a special blend of Roasterie coffee that could represent Heffys.  Sold.


So I recruited a few trusted coffee coneseuirs (minus brother Jason who was unable to make the trip to KC) and went to work.


Their “coffee hunter” Paul Massard, led us through a coffee cupping.  We tasted, discussed, rated, and repeated for hours.  We used spoons to slurp (no better way to say it) up the fantastic nectar. Awesome.  The smell was amazing, the process helped us blend 3 diverse beans together at specific ratios to create a uniquely Heffys Blend Coffee.  You will be able to snag a bag of this coming very soon, so get on our email list well let you know when.


Thanks to Amanda, Paul and Danny and all the kids at The Roasterie for letting us in.  New friendships are exciting, new products are a privilege and sharing the stories of how both happen is just plain fun.



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