BBQGuys is a barbecue grill retailer headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was founded in 1998 by Air Force veteran Michael Hackley and his wife, Ladina Hackley, as the Grill Store & More, and later rebranded as BBQGuys as the store transitioned to online retail during the dot-com bubble.What happened to bbqguys?
In 2019, BBQGuys was awarded the Small Business of the Week by the United States Senate Committee. In late 2020, the company was acquired by private equity firm Brand Velocity Partners.Who is Barbeques Galore?
Barbeques Galore is the nation’s largest specialty retailer of grills and outdoor living products, established in the U.S. in 1980.Who owns Grill store&more in Baton Rouge?
In 1998, husband and wife Michael and Ladina Hackley founded the Grill Store & More in Baton Rouge, on Tiger Bend Road. The couple were inspired to start their own barbecue grill retailer after passing by a Barbecues Galore store in Des Moines, Iowa, and started their business without financial or investor capital.