America 's 25 Best BBQ Chains from America's 25 Best Barbecue Chains for 2016

America's 25 Best Barbecue Chains for 2016

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America 's 25 Best BBQ Chains

Barbecue is as quintessentially American as apple pie or baseball. Each region has its own definition of what constitutes proper barbecue, and each is willing to fight for the title of “the best.” Some states or regions prefer their meats smoked slowly over hickory wood, while others use hardwood coals; St. Louis focuses on meaty ribs, while Texas is all about the beef; and of course, one of the deciding factors of great barbecue is the sauce (tangy, sweet, spicy…) — or lack thereof. Whether you spell it BBQ, Bar-B-Q, or barbecue, the craving for the delicious combo of juicy meat and smokiness is universal and hard to ignore.