Grendeddy Dave’s Sauces, Seasonings and Snacks brings North Carolina southern roots and style to meals all across the nation. We blend eastern and western North Carolina BBQ styles that reflect “Modern and Evolving Southern Roots and flavor.” As a company and a family we strive to keep the southern traditions alive in our products, styles and marketing while holding true to family, friends and the southern way. The Merritt family has referred to cooking as “The Glue that holds the family together,” as many of our fondest memories revolve around being in the kitchen, cooking and eating together.
The Merritt Family’s passion for southern foods began generations ago. In 2005, Dave’s Smoke Shack Foods LLC. was born and from that came Grendeddy Dave’s BBQ Sauces and Seasonings.
Starting with just the original Grendeddy Dave’s Sweet & Mild Sauce, the first few batches were produced straight from Grendeddy Dave’s own kitchen. The Merritt Brothers, in company with Grendeddy Dave, cooked multiple batches of the sauce in the biggest pot you could imagine and hand spooned the final product into mason jars. Once sealed, the jars were given to family and friends who responded with such an enthusiastic love for the sauce, The Merritt Brothers decided to go bigger.
In 2005, the Merritt Family officially entered the world of commercial sauces and signed a contract with a local bottling company. This same Bottling company bottled the most popular BBQ of the time, John Boy and Billy’s. The Merritt family decided to name the Sauce Grendeddy Dave’s in memorial of his First Grandson, Allen Merritt, who was called to heaven at the age of ten in November of 2000 due to a car accident. Allen always put an emphasis on the “e’s” in Grendeddy instead of saying Grandaddy and from there “Grendeddy” was passed on to Allen’s little sister and then to the rest of the grandchildren to come.
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Company Name: Grendeddy Dave’s Sauces, Seasonings and Snacks (QueSouth LLC)
Contact Person: Aaron and Jeff Merritt
Country: United States