Maverick and The BBQ Equipment Store combine efforts for to raise $$$ for OBR

By Darren Keller
Maverick Industries

The idea started this past March on a cold, icy night in Nashville, TN, at the NBBQA Convention. My BBQ competition teammates from 5-0 BBQ, owners of The BBQ Equipment Store, were with me. We had a booth outside, but it had snowed the day before and attendance outside the convention was dismal. Everyone in attendance stayed inside. We had hauled a bunch of instant-read thermometers to sell at the convention and decided to drum up business by offering one-half of the sale there to Operation BBQ Relief (OBR). The goal was to stay busy and to not bring back any thermometers...and we were successful. The next day at the HPBA Expo, also in Nashville, we presented Stan Hays of OBR with a couple hundred dollars from that sale.

From there we had a conversation on how we could do more for OBR, and a plan was “hatched.” Here is the result: We have put the OBR logo on our very popular ET-732 Remote Thermometer. For each unit sold, Maverick will donate $2.50 and The BBQ Equipment Store will also donate $2.50 to OBR. That is a total of $5.00 going to OBR for each of these units sold. This special unit is only available from The BBQ Equipment Store. You can find them online at Get yours today and help support OBR!

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