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Barbecue By the Numbers: Chicago Q, Bub City and Twin Anchors

There's meat, meat and more meat

Ever wonder how much food a successful restaurant goes through on a weekly/monthly basis? Hint: it's a lot. We went behind the scenes at Chicago Q, Bub City and Twin Anchors for Barbecue Week to gather some intel. Here are the numbers.

Chicago q on an average month:

  • 1000 pounds of brisket
  • 900 pounds of pork
  • 800 pounds of chicken
  • 250 slabs of St. Louis ribs
  • 400 slabs of baby back ribs
  • 150 pounds of coleslaw
  • 80 quarts of baked beans
  • 950 pieces of cornbread
  • 180 pounds of mac 'n cheese
  • 700 pounds of pickles
  • 550 pounds of chips

Bub City on an average month:

  • 4,320 pounds of brisket
  • 900 racks of ribs
  • 640 pounds of macaroni
  • 1,200 pounds of coleslaw cabbage
  • 270 gallons of barbecue sauce
  • 124 gallons of American whiskey

Twin Anchors on an average week:

  • 1,500 slabs of ribs
  • 2,250 pounds of ribs
  • 85 pounds of pork
  • 45 pounds of baked beans
  • 55 gallons of Zesty and Prohibition barbecue sauce

Twin Anchors

1655 N Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL 60614 312 266 1616 Visit Website

Bub City

435 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 610-4200 Visit Website

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