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National Barbecue Month Fact Sheet

2013 State of the Barbecue Industry Report

Sample National Barbecue Month Social Media Content:

Social Network Feel free to insert any of the below sample language into your upcoming social media content. Play around with the content - insert your company's own recipes and images into each post. For posts referencing consumer stats, tag @HPBA Barbecue. We will be sure to tag your company's information throughout the month as well.

Before May 1 May 1 After May 1
Facebook Did you know May is National Barbecue Month? Check out our recipe for XXX [insert link to recipe and upload corresponding image] to get you grill-inspired. Happy National Barbecue Month! What will you be doing to kick-off the peak outdoor cooking season? Feel free to use the below logo: According to @HPBA Barbecue's national poll, people prefer their grills to be easy to clean. Do you agree? [Recommendation: Insert image of your brand's grill as part of this post for the visual element]
Twitter Update 1: Did you know May is National Barbecue Month? Check out our recipe for XXX [inert link to recipe and upload corresponding image] to get your #grillinspired. #natlbbqmo Update 1: Happy National Barbecue Month! #natlbbqmo #grilling
Update 2:
What will you be doing to kick-off the peak outdoor #cooking season? #natlbbqmo #grilling
Update 1: According to @HPBA_Barbecue's national poll, ppl prefer their #grills to be easy to clean. Do you agree? #natlbbqmo

Pull Quotes from Leslie Wheeler:

  • “Though the the popularity of year round grilling continues to increase, it still remains the quintessential spring and summer pastime,” said Leslie Wheeler, HPBA’s director of communications. “The warmer months bring people together around the grill for outdoor entertainment and delicious food with the benefits of easy preparation and clean-up.”
  • “National Barbecue Month is the kick-off to the peak outdoor cooking season, and through the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s annual omnibus poll, consumers reveal that this year is all about bringing it back to basics and focusing on the fundamentals of cooking outside” said HPBA’s director of communications, Leslie Wheeler.
  • “Each year, the barbecue industry introduces a lineup of new and innovative products, allowing consumers to learn new techniques, try delicious new recipes using the latest technology and must-have grills and accessories,” said Leslie Wheeler, HPBA’s director of communications. “Manufacturers understand that consumers are hungry for new ways to cook outside and National Barbecue Month is the perfect time for them to assess and buy the necessary equipment to prepare for the hot grilling season ahead.”
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