Rockford man helps take home 6th in World BBQ Championship, plans on opening new restaurant next year

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford man is celebrating after helping take home 6th place in the World BBQ Championship.

Little Nick’s BBQ and Boars Night Out combined forces and took home 6th place in the ‘whole hog’ category. Little Nick’s BBQ is run by Pitmaster Thad, a stay at home dad who lives in Rockford.

The team took on more than 250 cooking teams across the world at the competition. They also finished in the top 20 for smoked fired chicken BBQ recipes and 16th place for best BBQ chicken recipe in the world.

“I was raised in a BBQ family from Mississippi. We used our food as a way to bring our family together. That’s what I hope my food does for your family as well,” said Pitmaster Thad when asked about his cooking inspiration.

Pitsmaster Thad plans on opening up Little Nick’s BBQ at 322 7th St. in Rockford’s Midtown District by the Spring of 2020.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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