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Craigslist Ad Seeks ‘Barbecue Dad’ for Father’s Day Weekend

A group of 20-somethings is looking for a generic father figure to man the grill at their barbecue
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Wikimedia/Hedwig Storch

A group of 20-something roommates has taken out a Craigslist ad seeing a "generic father figure" to drink beer and man the barbecue at their Father's Day party. 

A group of 20-something dudes in Spokane, Washington, is looking to host the perfect backyard barbecue over Father’s Day weekend, but there’s just one problem: They don’t have any dads nearby to oversee the grill. So they’ve done what any group of millennials would do, and they put out a Craigslist ad for a “generic father figure” to come to their house to tell dad jokes, make hamburgers, and call people “Champ.”


According to Q13Fox, the group of roommates says they’re planning a large barbecue, and while they’re all comfortable operating a grill, “none of us are prepared to fill the role of ‘BBQ Dad.’” None of their actual fathers live near by, so they took out a Craigslist ad looking for someone to fill in.


According to their ad, the ideal candidate would have at least 18 years of experience as a dad and 10 years of grilling experience. He’d be responsible for grilling hamburgers and hotdogs while drinking beer, and they would also want him to talk about “dad things, like lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc.”


The barbecue dad would also be required to refer to the attendees as “Big Guy, Chief, Sport, Champ, etc.”


They would also like the barbecue dad to bring his own grill, but they said they’d provide all the meat and beer. For bonus points, they’d really like a pretend dad named Bill, Randy, or Dave.


The barbecue dad position does not pay in money, just beer and meat and the opportunity to play dad to a bunch of 20-somethings whose own dads do not live in the immediate vicinity.



The party hosts say they’ve actually been contacted by several interested applicants, so anybody who wants to apply should check out some of our best barbecue recipes for some cooking ideas that might tip the odds in their favor.