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May 16th, 2013 Posted in The SandGram v1.0

When I was down in Camp Lejeune, there was one of these great fried chicken and BBQ chain restaurants off base called “Smith Field’s BBQ” which I enjoyed weekly.  They have the best damn chow and how I miss it so here in Texas.  So how they got my email, I’m not sure but since I love their product I figured I would promote their deal.  They spread some of the love to our guys over in the Stans and that is good to go.  Well done Smith Field’s!!

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® Feeds Deployed Troops, Receives ‘A Big Thank You from Afghanistan’

Raleigh, N.C. (May 16, 2013) – Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® (SCNB) recently shipped care packages with official SCNB t-shirts and all of the ingredients needed to prepare their famous eastern NC-style chicken, Bar-B-Q, and other southern staples to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan.  Although they knew their donation would be consumed and most likely appreciated, SCNB was not fully aware of the impact and reach their gift would garner.  A few weeks after the delivery, Richard Averitte, SCNB’s Operations Director & Director of Marketing, received the following letter:

‘Good afternoon Mr. Averitte.

Recently you sent our unit a generous donation out here in Afghanistan. We were able to have an awesome BBQ. I was able to take some pictures. Again                it is people like you who keep the morale high when it is low. I will be back in NC sometime in November and I will be sure to visit SCNB everyday that I am there. Thanks again for your donations, the team thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only did we feed the team, but we fed over 100 personnel.

Very Respectfully,

Wesley S. Wallace CPT, LG’

“The most important aspect of the donation, was making sure our troops know that the American people haven’t forgotten them and that we appreciate their service,” said Averitte.  “Receiving a personalized thank you and pictures of them enjoying our food on the battlefield was an unexpected and fulfilling surprise.”

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is no stranger to community involvement, most recently supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Rex Blood Center, InterAct as well as donating food, supplies and participating in local school fundraising events.

About Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q®  (SCNB Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q®)
Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® (SCNB) is an established fast-casual concept with over 30 restaurants in North Carolina. SCNB offers an in-house dining menu and a takeout menu, drive-thru service and offers bulk items and party packs for special events and occasions. Learn more about SCNB at, follow SCNB Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® on Twitter (@scnbnc), or become a fan on Facebook at

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