It was an accidental success - as a firefighter, Tommy volunteered to roast a pig for a firehouse event. Everyone raved, and Tommy was hooked! He built his own pit and started catering on the side. After 17 years of perfecting his craft, he was ready to do it full time.
In 1997, Tommy and Lisa opened Pigs R Us with huge success. They later changed the name to The Checkered Pig, but still serve the same award-wining BBQ, Ribs, brisket, chicken, and sauces.
The Checkered Pig uses bone-in uncured hams for a leaner more flavorful BBQ. We cook everything low and slow (BBQ for 12 hours!) to serve you the most juicy flavorful meats you can have. You don't have to take our word for it, we've won more than 250 awards nationwide!
Our two full-service restaurants are open for dining-in and curbside pickup. We also cater weddings, parties, and events year-round.
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