Our Story
Our Story

BARBECUE MOB was founded in 2019. We planned on being a major player in the barbecue game since day one. We instinctively knew to build an image that would be more than just a brand; it’s a lifestyle that was inspired by the people. From the grill to the pits, BARBECUE MOB is destined to become an international force that shares the same grind, passion and enthusiasm as you. Our passion goes beyond just being behind a pit. We’re dedicated to serving our barbecue community by sharing their stories and offering a place with the BARBECUE MOB.

Join the BARBECUE MOB and inspire the pitmaster in you!

Our Story
Our Story

BARBECUE MOB was founded in 2019. We planned on being a major player in the barbecue game since day one. We instinctively knew to build an image that would be more than just a brand; it’s a lifestyle that was inspired by the people. From the grill to the pits, BARBECUE MOB is destined to become an international force that shares the same grind, passion and enthusiasm as you. Our passion goes beyond just being behind a pit. We’re dedicated to serving our barbecue community by sharing their stories and offering a place with the BARBECUE MOB.

Join the BARBECUE MOB and inspire the pitmaster in you!

Mission + Vision
Mission

BARBECUE MOB’s mission is to build a community that empowers people with creative ideas to barbecue. We do that by creating a safe place to share your passion while building a diverse global brand to represent the pitmaster in you.

Vision

BARBECUE MOB’s vision is to be a leading brand that brings inspiration and innovation to every pitmaster in the game.

Mission + Vision
Mission

BARBECUE MOB’s mission is to build a community that empowers people with creative ideas to barbecue. We do that by creating a safe place to share your passion while building a diverse global brand to represent the pitmaster in you.

Vision

BARBECUE MOB’s vision is to be a leading brand that brings inspiration and innovation to every pitmaster in the game.

Meet The Guys
The Guys Behind BBQ Mob
Junior Maldonado

Junior Maldonado is the founder of BARBECUE MOB and partner of Meaty Johnson’s BBQ restaurant in Seattle, WA. Junior has always loved to grill for family and friends. Over time his passion grew as he challenged himself to explore different cookers and techniques. But he didn’t just find new ways to barbecue, he found likeminded people who love to grill. Junior wanted to bring together barbecue enthusiasts, from backyard grillers to pitmasters, so BARBECUE MOB was created to establish a community that lives the barbecue lifestyle.

Junior is a member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and has built a career in the Casino & Entertainment industry for over 20 years. He has a passion for custom cars and has always respected a custom build. Junior is the father of one beautiful daughter and two handsome sons.

Zac Johnson

Zac (Meaty) Johnson is a partner of BARBECUE MOB and founder of Meaty Johnson’s BBQ restaurant in Seattle, WA. Zac fell in love with BBQ while touring the country with bands over 20 years ago. When home and not on the road, he was unable to find the flavors he had fallen in love with across the county. Wanting that experience at home, Zac started his journey to learn the art of smoking meats in a time where Google and YouTube were not readily available to teach you. It was through trial and error that he developed his now signature technique, sauces, and rubs.

When people ask what style of BBQ he serves, Zac's response is always, “Seattle BBQ”. Zac has always had a passion for sharing his knowledge with others to help spread that good BBQ to a region not known for good BBQ. Partnering with BARBECUE MOB is nothing short of an extension of his passion and his excitement to bring people together through all things BBQ.

Zac is a veteran in the music business and has been involved in the Seattle scene since the mid 90’s. He is a father of one amazing son who loves BBQ as well.

Meet The Guys
The Guys Behind BBQ Mob
Junior Maldonado

Junior Maldonado is the founder of BARBECUE MOB and partner of Meaty Johnson’s BBQ restaurant in Seattle, WA. Junior has always loved to grill for family and friends. Over time his passion grew as he challenged himself to explore different cookers and techniques. But he didn’t just find new ways to barbecue, he found likeminded people who love to grill. Junior wanted to bring together barbecue enthusiasts, from backyard grillers to pitmasters, so BARBECUE MOB was created to establish a community that lives the barbecue lifestyle.

Junior is a member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and has built a career in the Casino & Entertainment industry for over 20 years. He has a passion for custom cars and has always respected a custom build. Junior is the father of one beautiful daughter and two handsome sons.

Zac Johnson
Zac (Meaty) Johnson is a partner of BARBECUE MOB and founder of Meaty Johnson’s BBQ restaurant in Seattle, WA. Zac fell in love with BBQ while touring the country with bands over 20 years ago. When home and not on the road, he was unable to find the flavors he had fallen in love with across the county. Wanting that experience at home, Zac started his journey to learn the art of smoking meats in a time where Google and YouTube were not readily available to teach you. It was through trial and error that he developed his now signature technique, sauces, and rubs. When people ask what style of BBQ he serves, Zac's response is always, “Seattle BBQ”. Zac has always had a passion for sharing his knowledge with others to help spread that good BBQ to a region not known for good BBQ. Partnering with BARBECUE MOB is nothing short of an extension of his passion and his excitement to bring people together through all things BBQ.
Zac is a veteran in the music business and has been involved in the Seattle scene since the mid 90’s. He is a father of one amazing son who loves BBQ as well.
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