BBQ Chicken “ONLINE ONLY” Lunch Special

BBQ Chicken “ONLINE ONLY” Lunch Special

We know those workdays can be a whirlwind, and that’s why we’re serving up an exclusive “ONLINE ONLY” Lunch Special that’s gonna have you counting down the minutes ’til noon!

Introducing our mouthwatering BBQ Chicken Lunch Combo, complete with your choice of three classic sides: crispy Coleslaw, creamy Potato Salad, or our hearty Baked Beans.

BBQ Chicken Lunch Combo

It’s Convenient!

And because we love our Riverside community, we’re dishing out this entire plate of yumminess for just $7.23! Yes, you read that right. A lunch that won’t break the bank but will surely break your routine!

Available Mondays through Thursdays, from 11 AM to 2 PM, this deal is tailored specifically for you, our hardworking downtown dynamos.

It’s Fast!

We know your time is precious, and that’s why we’re making it super simple and convenient to grab this deal. 

No waiting in lines, no rushing through crowds. 

Just a few clicks on our website or a quick Google search to order, and voila! Your delicious, comforting lunch is ready to go.

It’s Delicious!

Why choose Gram’s BBQ for your midday fuel? 

We promise that your lunch will be ready, steaming, and packed with flavors that remind you of home, right when you need it.

So, whether you’re crunching numbers, crafting emails, or brainstorming the next big idea, let us take care of your cravings.

So, what are you waiting for, Riverside?

Dive into your next lunch adventure with Gram’s BBQ and make those ordinary weekdays extraordinary. 

Remember, this special is an online exclusive, so head over to our website or Google us to order. Your next favorite lunch is just a click away!

Catch ya at the checkout! 

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From Pitmaster to Woman of the Year: Benita’s Big Win

From Pitmaster to Woman of the Year: Benita’s Big Win

Hey y’all,

It’s Benita here from Gram’s BBQ. Guess what? I’ve got some pretty awesome news to share with you all! On November 7th, I was super honored to receive the Woman of the Year award from our very own Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce. Can you believe it? This little BBQ joint and its crew making waves!

woman of the year award

First off, a huge shout out to the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce. You guys rock for recognizing not just me, but the spirit of what we do here at Gram’s BBQ. We’re all about good food, great times, and a dash of Riverside charm, and it seems like you folks love that mix as much as we do.

Now, let’s talk about the real heroes – my fantastic Gram’s BBQ team. You know who you are! They are the magic behind those smoky flavors and hearty laughs we share every day. Without your hard work, dedication, and occasional burnt briskets (you know I’m just teasing!), we wouldn’t be where we are today.

And to our amazing customers – you’re the heart of Gram’s BBQ. Whether you’re here for our famous ribs or just dropping by to say hi, your support means the world to us. Every one of you is part of this big, fun, BBQ-loving family we’ve built here on Main Street.

So, what’s next for us? Well, more of the same goodness, of course! Great BBQ, belly laughs, and maybe a few surprises along the way. Come on down to Gram’s BBQ, where the pit is always hot, and the company’s always warm. Let’s celebrate this together – with a plate of your favorite BBQ, on the house!

Here’s to more smoky adventures and shared moments at Gram’s BBQ.

Catch you at the pit,


Benita Bratton

Chief BBQ Officer, Gram’s BBQ 🍖🎉💕

Welcome to Gram’s BBQ Clover Rewards!

Welcome to Gram’s BBQ Clover Rewards!

Hey y’all, it’s your friends from Gram’s BBQ here, 

Ready to get rewarded every time you indulge in your favorite smoky, savory, Southern-style BBQ delights? Well, you’re in luck! Introducing Gram’s BBQ Clover Rewards – our way of saying ‘Thanks y’all’ for being our awesome customer! 

Here’s How It Works:


  • Earn While You Feast: For every dollar you spend on our lip-smackin’ BBQ, you earn ONE point! That’s right, dig into our succulent ribs, savor our tender brisket, or indulge in a pulled pork sandwich, and watch your points (and savings!) soar. Graphic: $1 = 1 point)
  • Savings, Straight Up: Rack up 100 points, and BAM! You get a tasty $10 off your next order. It’s like we’re paying you to eat BBQ. How cool is that?
  • Check-in with Clover: All set to order? Hold your horses! Make sure you check in on the Clover app before you place your order. Just a few taps and you’re all set to accumulate those points.
  • Easy-Peasy: No cards, no fuss, no muss. Just the Clover app and your appetite for some darn good BBQ. It’s that simple!
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Why Wait? Get Started Now!

Ready to join the BBQ party? Here’s how you can get in on this smokin’ deal:

  • Download the Clover App: It’s free and super easy to use! Available on both the App Store and Google Play.
  • Sign Up for Gram’s BBQ Clover Rewards: Enroll right from your smartphone or the next time you’re at our joint. Our friendly staff is here to help you get started!
  • Start Earning Points: With every delectable bite, you’re not just satisfying your BBQ cravings; you’re earning points towards mouth-watering rewards!
  • Redeem Your Rewards: Got enough points? Redeem them for some delicious discounts and make your BBQ experience even sweeter!

Join the Gram’s BBQ Family!

At Gram’s, you’re not just a customer; you’re family! And family deserves the best – the best BBQ, the best times, and the best rewards. So, what are you waiting for? Become a part of Gram’s BBQ Clover Rewards today and let the good times roll!

See y’all soon at Gram’s BBQ!

Celebrating Our Very Own Benita Bratton: A Nominee for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award!

Celebrating Our Very Own Benita Bratton: A Nominee for the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award!

Hello, dear friends and patrons of Gram’s BBQ,

Today, we bring you some heartwarming news from our very own BBQ haven, a place crafted with love, tradition, and of course, the rich, smoky flavors of the South. Our beloved Benita Bratton, a Gram’s BBQ family pillar, has been nominated for the prestigious Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award!

A Nod to Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award, presented by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University San Bernardino, is more than just an accolade. It recognizes the fiery spirit, innovation, and risk-taking of entrepreneurs who significantly contribute to our local economy and community. And who better represents that spirit than Benita, who has always ensured that Gram’s BBQ is not just a restaurant but a gathering place where traditions are honored, and every guest is family.

Benita’s Journey: A Tale of Flavor and Tenacity

Benita has always been the heartbeat of Gram’s BBQ, ensuring that every dish that comes out of our kitchen is a mirror reflecting our rich family recipes and the soulful culinary traditions of the South. Her journey, imbued with the essence of genuine BBQ and a commitment to our community, has now been recognized as she sails through the first round of judging for the award.

Rooting for Our BBQ Maestro

We’re not just colleagues; we’re family and family roots for each other. We’re incredibly proud of Benita and everything she brings to Gram’s BBQ – from her culinary expertise to her warm, welcoming spirit that defines our restaurant. Her nomination is a testament to her hard work, dedication, and the joyful experiences she has provided to every guest who has walked through our doors.

Stay Tuned for the Updates!

We’re on the edge of our BBQ seats, eagerly awaiting the next stages of the award process, and we promise to keep you, our extended Gram’s family, updated on all the happenings. Benita’s nomination is a personal achievement and a collective celebration for all of us who cherish the community and camaraderie we’ve built here at Gram’s BBQ.

Join Us in Celebrating Benita


Join Us in Celebrating Benita

We invite you to join us in cheering for Benita on this exciting journey. Your smiles, your stories, and your continued love for our BBQ have been a vital part of our journey, and we’re thrilled to share this moment with you.

Here’s to Benita, our culinary maestro, and the entire Gram’s BBQ family. May our tables always be filled with delicious BBQ, joyous laughter, and stories that linger as warmly as our smoky, savory flavors.


With heartfelt thanks and BBQ love,

The Gram’s BBQ Team

The Evolution of How Gram’s Mission BBQ Became Gram’s BBQ

The Evolution of How Gram’s Mission BBQ Became Gram’s BBQ

Hey Riverside fam, gather ’round! We’ve got a tale to tell, and it’s one that’s as smoky and flavorful as our BBQ. Ever wondered why we’re called Gram’s BBQ now instead of Gram’s Mission BBQ? Well, sit tight, ’cause we’re about to spill the sauce! 🍖

The Dice Roll Heard ‘Round Riverside

Let’s take it back to 1987. Our founder, Robert Bratton, won this restaurant in a dice game. Yep, you heard that right—a dice game! Talk about a roll of fate, huh? Robert decided to serve up his family’s Southern recipes, the ones passed down from his Gram…ma. And so, Gram’s Mission BBQ was born, right across the street from the iconic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside.

The Mission Inn Makeover

Fast forward a bit, and the Mission Inn got itself a fancy new owner and a swanky refurbishment. But guess what? They weren’t too keen on having our smoker puffin’ away in front of their shiny new facade. So, they got the city to give us the ol’ heave-ho off Mission Inn Blvd.

A New Chapter on Main Street

But hey, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade—or in our case, a mean BBQ sauce. We moved on over to Main Street, right kitty-corner to the Riverside Convention Center. And you know what? We love it here!

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A Name with a New Flavor

Since we were no longer on Mission Inn Blvd, and because we wanted to put the spotlight on the Bratton Family Recipes, we decided it was time for a little name trim. So, Gram’s Mission BBQ got a fresh cut and became the Gram’s BBQ you know and love today.

The Legacy Lives On

The name may have changed, but the soul of this place? That’s eternal. It’s in every rib, every chicken wing, and every bowl of collard greens we serve. It’s in the smiles of our staff and the satisfaction of our customers.


What’s Cookin’ Next?

So what’s next for Gram’s BBQ? Well, let’s just say we’ve got some smokin’ plans that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. Stay tuned!

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Spice Up Your Next Corporate Event with BBQ Catering in Riverside

Spice Up Your Next Corporate Event with BBQ Catering in Riverside

Are you planning a corporate event and looking for something that will truly impress your guests? Why not add a touch of Southern charm and flavor with BBQ catering? There’s something about the smoky aroma, the sizzle of the grill, and the rich taste of BBQ that brings people together.

At Gram’s BBQ in Riverside, we specialize in bringing the authentic taste of Southern-style BBQ to your corporate gatherings. With our unique blend of family recipes, award-winning BBQ sauce, and a commitment to quality, we’re here to make your next event unforgettable.

Why Choose BBQ for Corporate Events?

Why Choose BBQ for Corporate Events

A Unique Flavor Experience

BBQ isn’t just a type of food; it’s an experience. Choosing BBQ catering for corporate events means offering your guests a culinary adventure that’s both fun and flavorful. The smoky aroma, the sizzle of the meats, and the rich taste of the sauces create a sensory delight that’s sure to impress.

Communal and Engaging

BBQ is all about community and sharing. Whether it’s a casual team-building event or a formal corporate gathering, BBQ catering adds a communal touch that encourages interaction and engagement. The shared experience of enjoying delicious BBQ dishes fosters a sense of camaraderie and connection.

A Taste of the South

Southern-style BBQ is renowned for its unique blend of flavors and cooking techniques. At Gram’s BBQ, we bring this authentic Southern charm to Riverside, offering a range of mouthwatering dishes that reflect the rich culinary heritage of the South. From slow-smoked brisket to tangy pulled pork, our BBQ catering menu is a celebration of Southern culinary artistry.

Choosing BBQ catering for your corporate event is not just about serving food; it’s about creating memories, building relationships, and offering a unique experience that your guests will remember long after the event is over.

Gram’s BBQ Catering Services

Grams BBQ Catering Services

A Mouthwatering Menu

At Gram’s BBQ, we offer a diverse and delectable catering menu that’s sure to satisfy every palate. Our meats include options like:

Brisket, Pulled Pork, Rib Tips: 1/4 – 1/2LB per person

Chicken: 1 Whole Chicken equals 5 Servings

Pork Ribs: 1 Rack equals 12 Bones or 6 Servings

Beef Ribs: 1 Rack equals 8 Bones or 3-4 Servings

Hot Link: 1 Link equals 1-2 Servings

And don’t forget our scrumptious sides like Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Collard Greens, Candied Yams, Potato Salad, and Coleslaw. Whether you want a full pan or a half pan, we’ve got you covered!

Ordering Made Easy

We understand that planning a corporate event can be stressful, so we’ve made our catering process as simple as possible. There’s a $200.00 minimum for catering orders, but smaller orders can be placed as takeout or delivery. And don’t worry, we require just 48 hours’ notice for catering orders of 50 guests or less. After all, good things take time, and our meat is seasoned with custom dry rubs and smoked low & slow to perfection.

Ready to Serve

Your food will be ready to serve upon pick up or delivery. Most items are packaged in standard full or half-size aluminum pans, and condiments and smaller amounts of sides come in quart-size containers or smaller. We’ve taken care of all the details so you can focus on enjoying the event.

With Gram’s BBQ catering services, you’re not just getting food; you’re getting a taste of Southern hospitality, a commitment to quality, and a culinary experience that’s sure to make your corporate event a success.

Customization and Flexibility

Customization and Flexibility

Tailored to Your Needs

At Gram’s BBQ, we believe that every event is unique, and we’re here to cater to your specific needs. Whether you have special dietary requirements or specific preferences, we’ll work with you to customize the menu to suit your event.

Chafer Kits for Buffet Setup

Want to create a buffet-style BBQ feast? We’ve got you covered with our chafer kits, including chafers, full-size pans, half pans, sternos, disposable serving utensils, and a setup guide. It’s everything you need to create a tasty BBQ buffet that will have your guests coming back for seconds.

At Gram’s BBQ, we’re all about flexibility and customization. We’re here to make your corporate event a success, with BBQ catering that’s tailored to your needs and preferences.

Quality and Experience

Quality and Experience

A Commitment to Quality

At Gram’s BBQ, quality is at the heart of everything we do. From our slow-smoked meats seasoned with custom dry rubs to our award-winning BBQ sauce, we’re committed to delivering a culinary experience that’s second to none. Our ingredients are carefully selected, and our dishes are made with love, just like Gram used to do.

Award-Winning BBQ Sauce

Our BBQ sauce is more than just a condiment; it’s a celebration of flavor. Crafted from family recipes and perfected over the years, our BBQ sauce has won awards and the hearts of BBQ lovers in Riverside. It’s the perfect blend of tangy, sweet, and smoky that elevates every dish.

Slow-Smoked Meats

Our meats are seasoned with custom dry rubs and smoked low & slow to perfection. The result is tender, flavorful meat that melts in your mouth. Whether it’s brisket, pulled pork, or ribs, our slow-smoked meats are a testament to our culinary expertise and passion for BBQ.

A Taste of the South

Gram’s BBQ is more than just a restaurant; it’s a taste of home. Our Southern-style BBQ is a tribute to our family’s culinary heritage and a celebration of the Riverside community we adore. When you choose Gram’s BBQ for your corporate event catering, you’re choosing quality, experience, and a taste of Southern hospitality.

Quality and experience are not just words to us; they’re our promise to you. With Gram’s BBQ catering for corporate events, you’re getting more than just food; you’re getting a culinary experience that reflects our commitment to excellence.

Community Connection

Community Connection

Rooted in Riverside

Gram’s BBQ is more than just a restaurant; it’s a part of the Riverside community. Founded in 1987, our roots run deep, and our commitment to the community is unwavering. When you choose Gram’s BBQ for your corporate event catering, you’re choosing a local business that cares about Riverside and its people.

A Family Tradition

Our Southern-style BBQ is a tribute to our family’s culinary heritage. Named after Josie “Gram” Bratton, we carry on the tradition of cooking with love and serving food that brings people together. Our BBQ is a celebration of family, community, and the joy of sharing good food.

A Taste of Southern Hospitality

At Gram’s BBQ, we believe in the power of food to connect people. Our Southern hospitality, family recipes, and commitment to quality make us a unique choice for BBQ catering for corporate events. We’re here to serve you and make your event a celebration of Riverside’s vibrant community.

Choosing Gram’s BBQ for your corporate event catering is more than just a culinary decision; it’s a choice that reflects community values, family traditions, and a commitment to excellence.


Spicing up your next corporate event with BBQ catering from Gram’s BBQ in Riverside is more than just a culinary choice; it’s an invitation to a unique and memorable experience. From our mouthwatering menu to our commitment to quality, customization, and community, we offer a catering service that stands out.

Our award-winning BBQ sauce, slow-smoked meats, and Southern hospitality are a celebration of flavor and tradition. Whether it’s a casual team-building event or a formal corporate gathering, our BBQ catering adds a touch of warmth and authenticity that your guests will love.

With our comprehensive event planning support, flexible delivery options, and a focus on community connection, we’re here to make your corporate event a success. We invite you to explore our catering services and discover how Gram’s BBQ can add a taste of the South to your next corporate event.

Come and experience the love, tradition, and flavor that is Gram’s BBQ. We look forward to serving you and making your next corporate event a culinary delight.

📍 Location: 3527 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

📞 Contact Number: (951) 782-8219

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A Night of Community and Cuisine: Gram’s BBQ Sponsors Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Mixer

A Night of Community and Cuisine: Gram’s BBQ Sponsors Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Mixer

Hello Riverside food lovers and community enthusiasts!

We are thrilled to announce that Gram’s BBQ will be sponsoring and providing catering for the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce’s (RCBCC) Monthly Mixer on August 17th, 2023, at 6:00 pm. The event will be held at the Civil Rights Institute Inland Southern California, located at 3933 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501.

The RCBCC is a remarkable nonprofit chamber that values community over business. They believe in building a sustainable and cohesive network that serves the people as well as their businesses. Their mission to empower and inspire minority entrepreneurs resonates with our values at Gram’s BBQ, where we believe in community, family, and the power of good food.

We are honored to be part of this event, where we’ll be serving up some of our Southern-style BBQ favorites. Expect to taste the love and tradition that goes into every dish, from our award-winning BBQ sauce to our mouthwatering menu items.

But this night is about more than just food. It’s about collaboration, empowerment, and celebration of our local community. The RCBCC’s focus on economically empowering the community aligns perfectly with our belief in nourishing not just the body but the soul.

We invite you to join us for a night of delicious food, engaging conversations, and a shared sense of purpose. Whether you’re a business owner, a community leader, or someone who simply loves good BBQ, this event is for you.

Come and be part of a fun event that cross-promotes two essential players in the local food scene. Let’s celebrate Riverside’s vibrant community together, and enjoy a taste of the South, right here in our beautiful city.

See you on August 17th at the Civil Rights Institute Inland Southern California!

For more information about the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce, please visit their website.

📍 Location: 3933 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
📅 Date: August 17th, 2023
⏰ Time: 6:00 pm

#GramsBBQ #RiversideCountyBCC #CommunityMixer #TasteOfTheSouth #RiversideEvents

A Southern Delight: The Oyster Po’ Boy at Gram’s BBQ

A Southern Delight: The Oyster Po’ Boy at Gram’s BBQ

Today, we want to shine a spotlight on one of our most popular dishes, the Oyster Po’ Boy. This sandwich is a Southern classic, and at Gram’s BBQ, we’ve put our own unique spin on it that’s sure to make your taste buds dance with delight.

Imagine biting into a soft, fresh roll, filled to the brim with plump, juicy oysters that have been cornmeal-battered and fried to golden perfection. The oysters’ natural briny flavor is beautifully complemented by the crunch of the batter, creating a symphony of textures and tastes in every mouthful.

But that’s not all. At Gram’s BBQ, we believe that a Po’ Boy isn’t complete without a generous drizzle of our award-winning barbecue sauce. This sauce, a secret blend of family recipes, adds a tangy sweetness that elevates the fried oysters to a whole new level of deliciousness.

The Oyster Po’ Boy is a celebration of Southern cuisine, a testament to our commitment to freshness and quality, and a tribute to our beloved Gram, whose love for food and family continues to inspire us every day.

So, come on down to Gram’s BBQ and treat yourself to an Oyster Po’ Boy. Experience the warmth of Southern hospitality, the joy of family traditions, and the irresistible flavors of our Southern-style BBQ. We can’t wait to serve you!

Straight Buggin Car Meet at Gram’s BBQ July 2023

Straight Buggin Car Meet at Gram’s BBQ July 2023

Straight Buggin’ at Gram’s BBQ: A Day of Chrome, Horsepower, and Smokin’ Good BBQ!

Howdy, BBQ lovers and car enthusiasts! We’ve got some exciting news that’s sure to rev your engines and tantalize your taste buds. On July 23, 2023, Gram’s BBQ is hosting the Straight Buggin Car Meet right here in our parking lot in Riverside, CA. It’s a day filled with shiny chrome, roaring engines, and, of course, our finger-lickin’ good BBQ!

A Car Lover’s Dream

From 11 am to 4 pm, our parking lot will transform into a car lover’s dream. We’re talkin’ rows upon rows of classic cars, hot rods, and custom rides. Whether you’re a gearhead who can’t resist a peek under the hood or just love the sight of gleaming chrome in the California sun, there’s something for everyone.

BBQ Heaven

But let’s not forget about the food! After all, what’s a car meet without some good ol’ BBQ? At Gram’s, we’re all about that Southern style BBQ, slow-cooked and smoked to perfection. From our melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket to our juicy pork rib tips, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into. And don’t forget to try our signature sauces – they’re the perfect complement to our smoky meats.

Fun for the Whole Family

The Straight Buggin Car Meet isn’t just for car enthusiasts and foodies. It’s a fun-filled day for the whole family! With music, laughter, and a friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer day. So, bring the kids, bring your friends, and don’t forget to bring your appetite!

Mark Your Calendars!

So, mark your calendars for July 23, 2023, and get ready for a day of chrome, horsepower, and BBQ at Gram’s BBQ. Whether you’re showing off your ride, admiring the cars, or just here for the BBQ, we can’t wait to see you. Remember, the fun starts at 11 am and goes until 4 pm.

The Straight Buggin Car Meet at Gram’s BBQ is set to be a day to remember. So, polish up that chrome, rev those engines, and get ready for a day of fun, food, and fantastic cars. We can’t wait to see you there! 🚗🍖🎉

Gram’s BBQ is Now Open 7 Days a Week

Gram’s BBQ is Now Open 7 Days a Week

More Days, More BBQ: Gram’s BBQ is Now Open 7 Days a Week!

Hello, BBQ lovers! We’ve got some exciting news that’s sure to make your taste buds do a happy dance. Starting July 17, 2023, Gram’s BBQ is extending its hours to be open 7 days a week! That’s right, folks, you can now get your BBQ fix any day you want, right here in Riverside, CA.

New Hours, Who Dis?

We’ve heard your requests, and we’re thrilled to announce our new hours. Starting July 17, we’ll be open from 11 am to 8 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. And don’t worry, our Wednesday to Sunday hours are staying the same, from 11 am to 9 pm. That means more time for you to enjoy our mouthwatering Southern style BBQ!

BBQ Every Day? Yes, Please!

No more waiting for the middle of the week to get your BBQ fix. Whether it’s our melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket, juicy pork rib tips, or one of our other smoky, delicious dishes, you can now enjoy them any day of the week. And let’s not forget about our signature sauces – they’re the perfect way to kick up the flavor!

📣 Spread the Word! 📣

So, mark your calendars and spread the word! Gram’s BBQ is now open 7 days a week, starting July 17, 2023. We can’t wait to serve you more of our delicious BBQ.

More days, more BBQ, and more fun at Gram’s BBQ. We’re excited about our new hours and can’t wait to share more of our Southern style BBQ with you. So, whether it’s a Monday pick-me-up or a Sunday feast, we’ve got you covered. See you soon at Gram’s BBQ!