O'FALLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Sugarfire Comes to O'Fallon!
O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on June 13.
The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce joined Sugarfire as they celebrated the opening of their new O’Fallon location. They are located at 1425 North Green Mount Road, O’Fallon. They celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 5th.
Based out of St. Louis, Mo., the award-winning smoke house opened late April of 2018 nearby the new HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Sugarfire founder and chef Mike Johnson joined forces with Gregg Medeiros, John Brauch, Tom Lombardo and Mark Pitliangas as owners of the first Sugarfire to reside in Illinois. Coined “Sugarfire 64,” the O’Fallon location was the second location to open outside of Sugarfire’s home state of Missouri, with the first successfully opening just months ago in downtown Indianapolis, In. The fast-casual concept opened its flagship in 2012, and since, Johnson has expanded Sugarfire’s imprint across Missouri to seven locations, including a location within the National Blues Museum, and an extensive catering program. With a background in fine dining, and training under the infamous Emeril Lagasse, chef Johnson created Sugarfire’s menu to reflect a variety of barbecue styles, techniques and influences found throughout the United States.
Known for its succulent brisket, pulled pork and ribs, as well as its signature sandwiches and sides, Sugarfire has consistently been ranked best barbecue in St. Louis by local and national publications alike. Additionally, chef Johnson has served as a celebrity guest pitmaster and competitor in events globally, including Hogs for the Cause, the Perth Yak Ales BBQ Competition, Memphis in May, Australia’s Meatstock, The Kansas City Royal, Charleston Wine & Food Festival and the World Food Championships. Chef Johnson has also been featured on a variety of national television shows, including Food Network’s BBQ, Brews & ‘Que, Beat Bobby Flay and Beat Bobby Flay Rematch, Travel Channel’s Food Paradise, and Destination America’s BBQ Pitmasters.
“O’Fallon has given us quite the warm welcome,” said Johnson. “We had our eye on expanding into Illinois for a while and are excited to get involved in the community and continue serving up some great ‘que!”
Sugarfire 64 is open for business daily from 11 a.m. until sold out. All are encouraged to follow Sugarfire 64 at @sugarfire64 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where the restaurant’s over the-top specials are announced daily. For more information, please visit sugarfiresmokehouse.com, or connect with Sugarfire’s flagship on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! For hiring information and/or to apply for a position at Sugarfire 64, please visit sugarfiresmokehouse.com. For hi resolution headshots, food shots and interior and exterior shots of Sugarfire 64, please click here! For media inquiries surrounding chef Mike Johnson and Sugarfire’s expansion, please contact Green Olive Media’s Megan Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Source: O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce