Sugarfire Smoke House Partners with Schnucks to Bring Premium Smoked Meats & Sides to Consumers Across the Midwest

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Sugarfire Smoke House Partners with Schnucks to Bring Premium Smoked Meats & Sides to Consumers Across the Midwest

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Sugarfire Smoke House Partners with Schnucks to Bring Premium Smoked Meats & Sides to Consumers Across the Midwest

Chef Mike Johnson’s Award-Winning ‘Que Now on the Shelves at Schnucks

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 31, 2019) – Sugarfire Smoke House chef and founder Mike Johnson is proud to announce a partnership with Schnuck Markets, Inc. to bring Sugarfire’s smoked meats and sides to consumers across the Midwest. On shelves today, the St. Louis-based grocer now offers over a dozen Sugarfire products, fully-cooked and produced exclusively for Schnucks.

The launch will include Sugarfire’s Beef Brisket, Brisket Burnt Ends, Pulled Pork, Sliced Turkey, and Pulled Chicken, as well as a variety of signature sides such as Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, and Potato Salad. Full Rack, Half Rack, and 4-Rib packs will also available for purchase. All meats will range from $6 to $20, while sides, varying in size, will range from $3 to $8. All products will be ready to take home, heat and eat, and may be found within the deli/prepared foods area. Sugarfire’s line of regional barbecue sauces, which have been sold in-stores at Schnucks since 2015, will be on display nearby, offering shoppers a one-stop shop for an in-home Sugarfire feast.

“Our company is St. Louis proud, so we’re incredibly excited to partner with another hometown company like Sugarfire to offer their award-winning barbeque to our customers throughout the Midwest,” says Schnucks President and COO Dave Peacock.

Sugarfire products will be available at 108 Schnucks locations across Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

WHO:     Sugarfire Smoke House and Schnucks Markets

WHAT:    Schnucks Launches Exclusive Line of Sugarfire’s Smoked Meats & Sides

WHEN:     Available NOW!

WHERE:   Available at 108 Schnucks locations across Missouri, Indiana and Illinois

IMAGES: *All Images Courtesy of Green Olive Media


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Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnucks Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery and pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 117 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and employs 14,500 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2018 rankings, Schnucks is the 168th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 16th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $13 million in food to pantries that help those in need. Follow Schnucks on Facebook:


Sugarfire Smoke House is an award-winning restaurant group, founded by Chef Mike Johnson, Carolyn Downs and Charlie Downs. Famous for its succulent brisket, pulled pork, ribs, signature sandwiches, and over the top daily specials, Sugarfire has consistently been ranked best barbecue in St. Louis by local and national publications alike. Johnson has served as a celebrity pitmaster and competed in events stateside and beyond on behalf of Sugarfire, including Hogs for the Cause, the Perth Yak Ales BBQ Competition, Memphis in May, Australia’s Meatstock, The Kansas City Royal, Charleston Wine & Food Festival and the World Food Championship. Furthermore, Johnson has been featured on a variety of national television shows, including Food Network’s BBQ, Brews & ‘Que (feat. Michael Symon), Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters, Travel Channel’s Food Paradise, and Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay!, to name a few, and has been praised by a variety of celebrities including Snoop Dogg. Today, Sugarfire has twelve locations, including several locations across the state of Missouri (including a location within the National Blues Museum), as well as locations in O’Fallon, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Westminster, CO and Union, KY. In late 2018, Sugarfire announced plans for expansion with new locations slated to open in Edwardsville, IL, Springfield, MO and Wentzville, MO. For more information about Sugarfire Smoke House, please visit or connect on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!