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BBQGuys Earns Spot on Prestigious Inc. 5000 List for 12th Consecutive Year

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

BBQGuys has grown exponentially every year since its founding more than two decades ago, and now the nation’s leading online retailer for grilling and outdoor living products has another accolade to show for its efforts.

For the 12th year in a row, BBQGuys secured a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The South Louisiana-based business climbed more than 200 spots in this year’s rankings, proving it can still expand its influence even as an industry leader.

“We don’t focus on the media or stock markets,” said Mike Hackley, CEO of BBQGuys. “The key is to run your business like there’s no tomorrow and to make it your own.”

BBQGuys generated more than $113 million in revenue in 2018 and has experienced a three-year growth rate of 59 percent. The company, which began as a brick-and-mortar store in 1998, now employs nearly 250 people at its headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

BBQGuys is an e-commerce business that has offered premium outdoor living products like BBQ grills and accessories, outdoor kitchens, patio furniture, and more for the past two decades. In addition to its appearance among the Inc. 5000 honorees, the company boasts an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has spent the last 11 years on the Internet Retailer 500 list of fastest-growing online retailers. The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship even selected BBQGuys as the national Small Business of the Week in April.

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