Former Franchisee Jared Katzenbarger, opened 7 of his own Side Burn BBQ and Brew restaurants in only a week and a half!

“I was going for 8, but it didn’t happen” Katzenbarger said. “I am proud to be from Sacramento and bring a new local and fresh take on BBQ.” Katzenbarger elaborated. “How did I do it so quickly? Easy, most of the ingredients are just right down the street.” 

Side Burn BBQ and Brew is all about local, responsible, and farm to fork. It’s BBQ with a California flare! Certified Angus Beef from local cattle ranchers, free-range chicken, and even local bread and tortilla companies. Yeah tortillas! You ever had a BBQ burrito?

Side Burn BBQ and Brew is everything California and more specially what Sacramento is all about. Locally owned small business, locally sourced and/or responsible products, and not at prices that a traditional BBQ joint would charge. Side Burn BBQ smokes all it’s meat on site everyday…they even use local Applewood from California! You gotta try the Jalapeño Applewood Smoked Bacon!

The have 7 locations, now in Elk Grove, Natomas, South Sac, Rocklin, Auburn, Rancho Cordova and Folsom. Grand Openings will happen at each location in December, where Side Burn BBQ will hand out $500 gift certificates, $2 Pulled Pork Sandos, coupons and prize swag. Check out their Facebook page or Instagram for dates and times @SideBurnBBQ.