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Colorado Companies to Watch: G-Que BBQ

Lone Tree

ColoradoBiz Staff //July 9, 2024//

Colorado Companies to Watch: G-Que BBQ

Lone Tree

ColoradoBiz Staff //July 9, 2024//

Colorado is not traditionally associated with a barbecue culture, so Jason Ganahl saw an opportunity to bring authentic flavors to the state. “Colorado’s appreciation for quality and diversity in food aligns perfectly with our commitment to using fresh, high-quality ingredients and delivering exceptional dining experiences,” said Ganahl, founder and owner of G-Que BBQ.

G-Que opened its first location in 2015. Today there are three locations, and the brand also serves barbecue in Folsom Field stadium at University of Colorado Boulder and Empower Field at Mile High Stadium. G-Que has won several barbecue competitions and in 2017 was recognized as Colorado’s best BBQ by National BBQ News, which catapulted the brand onto the national stage.

One key to success has been an innovative approach to the menu, with weekly specials that infuse BBQ flavors into non-traditional cuisines, such as Smoked Brisket French Dip sandwich or BBQ Meatball Sub. G-Que also launched a user-friendly app for seamless ordering and rewards redemption, and cultivated a rapidly growing loyalty program. There is also the G-Que Wing Lover’s Club, a chicken wing subscription program. The company prioritizes professional development, and the management team recently enjoyed an all-expenses-paid trip to Kansas City to explore that city’s barbecue offerings.