Burnt Offerings BBQ began in our backyard thru trial and error, over and over again. As the years went by and many “not so good” meals became fewer and fewer our recipes for great BBQ developed into a long list of do’s and don’ts. It wasn’t long before we had neighbors and friends stopping by for some free BBQ test runs to perfection. Before long it was difficult to find restaurants that served better BBQ than ours, we had ruined it for our family. We knew we had developed and perfected some amazing BBQ.
We put our food and technique to the test by completing in our first BBQ contest. We didn’t win but did much better than we had expected. We put our talents to work and began catering to medical facilities, soon we were busy and ready to tackle full time catering. Burnt Offerings BBQ was born and we purchased a custom made concession trailer and began setting up on street corners.
God has always been good to us as we ventured forward into our career. He has led us thru several profitable years of food truck operations and onto our newest stage, Burnt Offerings BBQ in Greeley, Kansas.
The naming of Burnt Offerings BBQ.
We had tossed around several ideas for names of our new company but nothing that seemed to be just right. We took to the Bible and prayers. We sat at our kitchen table and prayed that the prefect name for our business would be found. I flipped open the good book to a page somewhere in the OT and there it was about two or three lines down on the right side, burnt offerings. We knew right away that it was the “just right” name for us.
Since Bob Strange started experimenting with smoked meats in his back yard a decade ago, food too good for his family to consider eating barbecue out, his passion has caught fire. He started catering events with a small trailer about five years ago, then invested in a 31-foot concession trailer with a 16-foot kitchen, 10-foot patio, and two mounted smokers for the food-truck circuit in 2015. In October 2018, he moved Burnt Offerings BBQ – named for a Bible passage about giving everything to God – into a historic downtown Greeley building built in 1880 that has housed home town cafes for more than a half-century.
The full-service restaurant, open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, is run by Bob, his wife Jenifer, their sons, David, Joe and daughter Maggie, and three part-time workers. The setting is themed in homage to Greeley’s Bigfoot legend from the early 1980s, with a Bigfoot-sized cutout for picture-taking and a Bigfoot Challenge five-pound sandwich.