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!

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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

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

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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!

KTLA Morning News Visits Gram’s BBQ

KTLA Morning News Visits Gram’s BBQ

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A Smokin’ Good Morning with Gram’s BBQ and KTLA Morning News

Hey, BBQ lovers! You know summer’s about to heat up when the smell of smoky barbecue fills the air at the break of dawn. On the 26th of May, a special day it was as we fired up our grills bright and early, not just for our early bird customers, but for a live news feature with the KTLA Morning News crew!

That’s right! As we kicked off the Memorial Day weekend, we had the pleasure of welcoming Andy Riesmeyer and his fantastic team into the heart of Gram’s BBQ in downtown Riverside. With cameras rolling and the scent of our Southern Smoke Bar-B-Que wafting through the air, it was an exciting morning to remember!

Our very own Benita Bratton, our fearless leader, took center stage, backed by the energetic Gram’s BBQ crew. We were all buzzing with excitement and pride – after all, it’s not every day you get to showcase your passion for Southern BBQ to the entire Inland Empire!

The KTLA team gave viewers an exclusive peek into our bustling kitchen, capturing the essence of what makes Gram’s BBQ a local favorite. We showcased a smorgasbord of our most loved dishes, including our scrumptious Pulled Pork Sandwich, crispy Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, spicy Hot Link Lunch, tender Brisket Sandwich, irresistible BBQ Wings Lunch, juicy BBQ Chicken Dinner, our signature Pork Ribs, succulent Beef Ribs, and the family favorite, the Bunch of BBQ Family Pack.

And let’s not forget the sweets! Our Sweet Potato Pie and Peach Cobbler had their moment in the spotlight, too, tempting viewers with their golden crusts and the promise of a sweet, homey finish to a hearty BBQ meal.

Seeing the look of anticipation on the KTLA crew’s faces as they took in the sight (and smell!) of our tantalizing BBQ spread was a moment to cherish. It was a proud moment for us, being recognized as a beloved BBQ destination in the Inland Empire.

As we look forward to a sizzlin’ summer season, we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to share our passion for authentic, home-cooked, Southern-style BBQ with a wider audience. And remember, whether it’s a smoky pulled pork sandwich, a stack of BBQ ribs, or a slice of our heavenly sweet potato pie, Gram’s BBQ is here to make your summer BBQ dreams come true!

Till next time, keep those grills hot and your appetites hearty, BBQ enthusiasts! 🍖🔥🍗