PARKERS CROSSROADS - After years of using their homemade BBQ sauce on dishes for family and friends a west Tennessee couple decided to share their sauce with the rest of the world.
Jr. and Bonnie Carter gave a family BBQ sauce recipe a new look and now the sauce has made it into homes across the country.
The Carters first let family and friends sample the sauce.
“But they kept asking for more sauce so after that we figured we might open a business, so we did. We opened up out business house of BBQ", said Bonnie Carter.
Once a customer drunk the sauce right out a cup they knew it was time to move forward.
After being persistent with local and national grocery stores customers can now find their sauce on the shelves of Food Giant, Superlo Foods, Brooks Shaw Old Country Store, and more.
“We knocked on doors we did not take no for an answer we emailed, even if they told us no they showed up", adds Carter.
They have two featured sauces 'Sweet and Tasty' and 'Hot and Delicious'. The Carters say both compliment meat and other dishes, but there is one special ingredient.
Carter added, “the first thing you are going to see is that this sauce is made with love. It started out in our kitchen and we issued it out to family and friends.”
Bonnie and Jr.’s House of BBQ Sauce, Made in Tennessee.
Bonnie and Jr.'s House of BBQ Sauce can be found at the locations below:
All Food Giant locations in Tennessee
SuperLo Foods in Memphis and Southaven, Mississippi
All Chappell's Foods
Murphy's CB Foods in Charlotte, Tennessee
HG Hill in Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Brooks Shaw Old Country Store
I- Mart in Crossroads, Tennessee
Roberts Packaging in Humboldt, Tennessee
Peppers Pantry in Lexington, Tennessee
Joey Darnell Barbershop in Huntingdon, Tennessee
Ada's Country Store in Selmer, Tennessee
Ace Hardware in Jackson, Tennessee
Hunters in Jackson, Tennessee
Compton Foodland in Nashville, Tennessee
Bordeaux Foods in Nashville, Tennessee
Trolingers in Paris, Tennessee
Lakeway IGA in Paris, Tennessee
Piggly Wiggly in Bradford, Tennessee