North Iowa native inks deal with Hy-Vee to carry sauce
Barbecue sounds good just about any time of the year.
A north iowa native built a barbecue sauce company from scratch - and has now inked a deal with hy-vee to carry his product locally.
Kimt news 3's alex jirgens spoke with papa bruce's barbecue owner todd harris and joins us live in the kitchen - alex?xxx lowerthird2line talent coronavirus:alex jirgens firstname.lastname@example.org coverage you can count on amy - with us spending a lot more time at home over the last year or so due to covid - you may feel adventurous - and try to sharpen your cooking skills.
Todd harris turned his passion for cooking into a business.
Aj small biz bbq-lvo-1 lowerthird2line:north iowa native inks deal with hy-vee to carry sauce mason city, ia harris, a devoted foodie, always wanted to start his own bbq business.
At the encouragement of his wife - he formed papa bruce's bbq sauce - naming his sauce after his late father.
He's now inked a deal with hy-vee west in mason city to carry his sauce.
The deal followed a discussion with the store manager about making his sauce retail ready.xxx aj small biz bbq-lsot-1 lowerthird2line:todd harris actually try it.
That way when you're selling it, you actually know what it tastes like.
I sent it to him, and he called me back and said, let's do it.
Let's get this in here."
If you're looking to get your hands on a bottle of papa bruce's sauce - you'll have to wait just a bit.
Harris tells me he expects 36 bottles of sauce to arrive in shelves at hy-vee west in mason city in about 3 weeks.
Live in mason city - alex jirgens - kimt news 3.
/ thank you alex.
Harris is also partnering with other stores to carry his sauce.
And yes - there are more sauces in the works.