Smithfield’s Receives Heart-Warming Thanks from Troops

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 its eastern North Carolina–style chicken, barbecue, and other southern staples to U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan.  

Although the brand knew its donation would be consumed and most likely appreciated, SCNB was not fully aware of the impact and reach the gift would garner. A few weeks after the delivery, Richard Averitte, SCNB’s operations director and director of marketing, received the following letter:

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q Talks Brackets, Baseball, BBQ

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q (SCNB) is fired up to announce their latest new media initiative, just in time for the peak of March Madness,  as all three Triangle-area ACC basketball teams look back on the first two rounds of the 2013 ACC Tournament this past weekend.

Smithfield’s Celebrates UNC Win by Supporting CEF

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is proud to announce their support of the Community Empowerment Fund and Hope Gardens in Chapel Hill, all thanks to some good-spirited, smack-talking, rivalry week Tweets between the student body presidents of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Smithfield's Activates Good With Nonprofit Partnership

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is proud to announce its support of Activate Good, a North Carolina a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to “activate volunteers and inspire a culture of helping others to ensure that local causes get the help they need to serve our community.”

Smithfield’s joins Activate Good’s inaugural Corporate Volunteer Council as the second North Carolina corporation to do so.

Smithfield's Named Food Sponsor of HoopsFest 2012

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is proud to announce its support of the 2012 HoopsFest event in Raleigh, North Carolina, an annual basketball exhibition that raises funds for The Healing Place of Wake County. 

In its third year, the HoopsFest event (co-chaired by Chris Corchiani, former North Carolina State University basketball star, and Tom Bonfield, current member of the Healing Place Board of Directors) will take place on Saturday, October 13, at The Healing Place in Raleigh.

Smithfield's Intros Summer Photo Promotion

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is pleased to announce the launch of its annual summer photo promotion, which rewards participating customers with in-store gift certificates that can be used toward the purchase of barbecue and other Smithfield’s menu favorites.

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q wants to know, Where do customers go on vacation? The beach or the mountains? A cruise or a campground? A theme park, ballpark, or national park? Or the open road or off the beaten path? 

Smithfield’s Chicken Sponsors Blood Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is pleased to announce its recent participation as a meal sponsor for Rex Blood Center in Raleigh, N.C. On Monday, July 16, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q provided lunches for blood drive donors at Rex Blood Center.

Rex Blood Services is a not-for-profit, community blood bank dedicated to providing a safe, adequate blood supply to patients at Rex Hospital and other area hospitals. In 1962, Rex Blood Services began as Raleigh's first community blood donor facility.

Smithfield's Bows 33rd Store in Jacksonville

Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q announced the opening of a 33rd location of the North Carolina-based restaurant brand. The new store is located at 424 Yopp Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

The latest opening for the quick-service concept boasts 4,900 square feet and can seat approximately 140 diners hungry for the brand's famous fried chicken and Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue.

Smithfield’s Tees up for Charity Golf Tournament

The Knightdale High School Athletic Booster Club held its second annual Planter’s Walk Charity Golf Tournament at River Ridge Golf Club on April 20, 2012, to raise funds for college scholarships for student athletes.

Smithfield’s Chicken ’N Bar-B-Q provided food for the nearly 100 golfers at the banquet that followed.

The event was entirely organized and staffed by volunteers from the Planter’s Walk subdivision in Knightdale, home to more than 700 families.