George's Original BBQ Sauce came out on top in the May 2008 issue of
Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, a popular cooking and lifestyle
magazine by syndicated TV host Rachael Ray. It is featured in a section
of the magazine called Big Bite, in which different food categories
and brands are blind tested for the best tasting overall. Chosen “Best
in the Carolinas”, the magazine stated that "This eastern North Carolina
sauce packs a vinegary punch at first, but George's Original eases the
kick with apples and sugar for 'a perfect balance of sweet, sour and
Beth Chappell, owner of George's Barbeque Sauces, said she received
a request from the magazine for samples of George's Sauces in the fall
of 2007. In November they found out that their Original sauce was in
the final stages of a tasting competition. And surely enough, in late
March, they found out the results. “Our sauce came out on top! And needless
to say we are thrilled that Rachael Ray's magazine found our sauce to
be what all of our customers already knew… that George's IS the
George's Barbeque Sauces, known for its three zesty and tangy barbeque
sauces that suit every taste, has been producing the perfect accompaniment
for all meats, seafood and poultry, under the ownership of Beth Chappell.
George's Original Sauce that has a spicy vinegar base, the Hot Sauce
that is also vinegar based but with a hot pepper kick, and their Special
Sauce, a zingy tomato based sauce, make up the three barbecue sauces
so popular with cooks and grill masters in the southeast.
George Stallings of Rocky Mount was the original creator of George's
Sauces. George developed the barbecue sauce in his home kitchen and
treated his appreciative friends and relatives to the spicy sauce. By
the mid 1970's, his sauce production had grown into a thriving business.
In 1992, Beth Chappell purchased George's Sauces and moved it to a
scenic location in Nashville, NC to its new production facility and
offices. Under Beth's ownership and vision, George's Sauces has continued
to grow. It is one of the most popular barbecue sauces in the Carolinas.
George's now has four full-time employees that produce an average of
3500 bottles of barbecue sauce each working day. After cooking up the
sauces with their own distinctive ingredients, each bottle is labeled,
filled, capped and packed by hand… making George's Sauces the
true definition of a "hands-on company."
In June of 2006, Ashley Chappell Hassell joined George's as its office
manager and marketing director. Since her arrival, she has put George's
on the map with its very attractive on line ordering website that has
enhanced sales greatly. In addition, she is in charge of marketing,
newsletters, and promotional advertising.
George's Sauces also has a growing food service business. The popularity
of George's Sauces is widely known and many restaurants all over the
southeast order large shipments of sauces to use as ingredients in their
own recipes. The chefs at Golden Corral use George's Sauces as the base
for their barbeque.
A perfect gift anytime of the year, George's Sauces continue to be
very popular items for anyone who enjoys backyard barbecues and as the
major ingredient in hundreds of delicious recipes.