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Please fund our Kickstarter Campaign to help us bottle the Saddleback BBQ "Sweet & Savory" Red Sauce.
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Help Us Bottle The Sweet & Savory Red Sauce! 

When we started Saddleback BBQ more than 3 years ago, one of the original recipes that hasn’t changed to this day is our Sweet and Savory Red Sauce. It is by far our most popular sauce. We are always thrilled when people ask us to bottle the sauce so they can have it at home. It’s always been something that we wanted to do, but honestly, we didn’t really know how!

Over the past year we have been learning what it takes to make, bottle, package, distribute, and retail our own BBQ sauces. It has been an incredible journey with several ups and downs. But with your support, we think we are ready to bring our vision to life! 

With your help on Kickstarter we will be able to bottle our Sweet & Savory Red Sauce into 12oz bottles that we will be able to sell in our restaurants, online, and to people in retail stores. We hope to have it available in fine local retailers like Merts Meats, Horrocks, Monticello’s, and hopefully many more. 

How long will this take? What is left to be done?

With your support we hope to be able to deliver the first batch of sauce to our customers in March of 2019!  

We have already completed about 90% of the work needed to bottle our sauce. This includes: 

  • Shelf stability testing 
  • Nutrition labeling
  • Label design
  • Evaluating and selecting a production facility 
  • Bottle selection
  • Pricing negotiations with suppliers
  • Shipping and logistics planning
  • Amazon planning 
  • Scale-up procedure
  • Barcode/UPC registration 

All we have left to do is a final on-site visit to the production facility, final payment, and quality control testing during production! 

We Couldn't Do This Without You!

We have been blessed to have the incredible support of our community. That’s why we are boldly featuring “Representing Lansing, MI” proudly on the front of the label. We have put together some Rewards that we think are pretty cool. From getting your own bottle of sauce, to naming one of our sandwiches, to buying the historic Aztec that has delivered thousands of pounds of Saddleback Caterings! We think you’ll love it. 

Every dollar you spend with us on Kickstarter helps us get to our goal of bottling and distributing a BBQ sauce that was designed and made popular right here in Lansing, Michigan!  We cannot thank you enough for all the support!  

#RespectThePig,

Travis Stoliker, Matthew Gillett, Nick Drumm, Drew Piotrowski and the entire Saddleback Family! 

Risks and challenges

We hope to have this product ready by March 2019. We are close to meeting this goal but there are many moving parts that could delay us. Please stick with us while we try to get this product to you as quickly as possible.

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    $1 donation

    Every dollar helps get us to our goal of bringing you our sauce. We know it's not a lot, but as a token of our appreciation we'll shout you out on our Facebook page.

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    12 oz. Bottle of Sweet & Savory sauce

    For $5 you can take home one of the first bottles of our Sweet & Savory sauce ever. Your bottle will even be numbered so you can always remember it's from our first run.

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    12 oz. bottle of Yellow sauce

    Enjoy a bottle of yellow sauce from the first run ever.

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    12 oz. bottle of Yellow sauce

    Get a bottle of Yellow sauce from the first run ever. This option is for donors looking to have it shipped to them.

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    12 oz. bottle of Sweet & Savory

    Grab a bottle of our most popular bbq sauce. This reward offers shipping!

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    One Sweet & Savory, one Yellow sauce

    Get a combo, one bottle of our Sweet & Savory, and one bottle of our Yellow mustard sauce. The best of both worlds.

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    One bottle of Red, One bottle of Yellow

    This reward will ship you each of our sauces. Perfect if you're not in the Lansing area but would like to try each of our sauces!

    *The Sweet & Savory sauce will arrive before the Yellow sauce*

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    The 2nd Bottle of Sauce!

    Get the 2nd bottle of Saddleback's Sweet & Savory Red Sauce off the production line. We will number them and sign them.

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    2nd Bottle of Yellow sauce

    The second bottle of Yellow sauce ever produced, signed and numbered. You're not #1, but you're pretty darn close.

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    12 Bottle case of Sweet & Savory Sauce

    This case will include twelve bottles of our Sweet & Savory BBQ sauce. This is over $20 off what we'll be selling it for after the kickstarter.

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    The 1st Bottle Produced!

    Get the very first bottle of Saddleback's Sweet & Savory Red Sauce off the production line. We will number them and sign them. You'll always be able to say you had our first.

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    1st Yellow Sauce Bottle

    This will be the first bottle of Yellow sauce ever produced. We'll sign and number it for you.

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    12 bottle case of Sweet & Savory

    12 bottles of our most popular sauce. This is the shipping version of the reward.

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    12 bottle case of Yellow sauce

    Get 12 bottles of our yellow mustard sauce. This option provides shipping!

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    2 Cases of Sauce

    This is over $50 cheaper than we expect to sell this quantity in the future! 24 bottles total. With this reward you'll be poppin' poppin' bottles y'all!

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    One Case of Each Sauce

    One 12 bottle case of Sweet & Savory sauce, one case of Yellow sauce.

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    5 Gallon Pail of Sweet & Savory Sauce

    For serious fans only. It's enough sauce to take a bath in, but what you do with it is up to you. Saucy Saucy!

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    Free Pork Rinds for 6 Months!

    Get free Pork Rinds for 6 months! Perfect for those of us on a low carb diet. Limit of 1 order of Pork Rinds per day. Only for in-store purchase. Not available for Catering, Take-out, or delivery.

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    Private dinner for 4!

    An exclusive one of a kind private dinner hosted at Saddleback. Good food, good drinks, good friends (that parts on you). Hosted anytime you want in the next 24 months. We'll email you with more information upon purchase.

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    Private Chef Dinner In Your Own Home!

    Co-Owner of Saddleback BBQ, Matt Gillett, or Owner of 'Fare: Eat Differently', Kyle Holsinger-Johnson, will come to your home and prepare you a private dinner for you and up to 5 friends (6 total). You supply the food, Matt and Kyle will prepare you whatever meal you want. Must be within 40 minutes of Lansing. Must be scheduled within 12 months.

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    Red Sauce Challenge

    You choose between: Matt, Travis, Rachel, Nick, and Drew, we'll dump 5 gallons of red sauce on them. Don't worry, we'll be taking videos so you can watch it as many times as you'd like.

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    Rent the Mobile Smoker for the Weekend

    Want to try your hand smoking your own delicious meats but don't have a smoker? Now's your chance. We'll deliver our smoker to your home. *Cough* Graduation Party *Cough*

    You can rent it anytime in the next 24 months.

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    Name a Sandwich

    Love Saddleback sandwiches? How much more would you love it if you named it? Now's your chance. Name any one of our sandwiches, the name will be set for both locations. We just ask you keep it PG so we can preserve our family friendly atmosphere. This is your chance to be creative and leave a lasting impact on Saddleback!

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    Hog Roast Dinner

    This is the mother of all rewards. You'll get a 100 pound whole hog roast with all the fixings and two sides. This is enough to feed 75 of your closest friends with some of the most delicious meats they've ever had. You'll get sides and trimmings and practically anything else to satisfy the carnivore in you. It's good to use anytime within the next 24 months! We'll email you more information upon purchase.

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    Buy the Legendary Aztec

    This little beauty is worth at LEAST 100x more than this. Not only will you get to do whatever you want with Matt's Aztec, you'll most likely aslo see Matt shed a tear. His beloved Aztec has delivered more meat than any other Pontiac in the continental US*.

    *Probably

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