Beware Of Imposters!

It has been said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. If this is the case, Smoky Jon’s has been flooded with flattery. Over the years other area caterers and restaurants have tried to copy our menus, our colors, our on-site catering presentations, and many other of our signature nuances. Some have imposed additional charges to their base menu prices which mislead the customer to believe they were receiving “bargain pricing” until they received their total bill. Others offer low price, low quality, small portion, poor presentation BBQ that is also no bargain. Some operations operate with no tangible, permanent business facilities as part-time caterers. One company has gone so far as to advertise their “special BBQ sauce” as the secret to their great pig roasts. Smoky Jon’s won 1st place in Whole Hog and Best Sauce at the National Pig Roasting Championships and 2nd place there, two years prior to that. Smoky Jon’s BBQ Sauce has won many World and National BBQ competitions all over the country.

New companies start up from nowhere, with no accomplishments, and “self-title” themselves as Madison’s Best? We have even had other companies use part of our business name with hopes of misleading the consumer that they were us! Other companies advertise catering very large functions, when in fact the majority has never done any large functions. Many companies serve boiled or baked BBQ, trying to pass it off as “Real Wood Cooked BBQ.”

These are only a few of the misrepresentations to the public from some of the restaurant and catering businesses over the years. Smoky Jon’s has seen many of these businesses come and go over the last 30 years. Yet new ones surface (from nowhere) and use many of these same tactics again.

In summary, I just wish that all the companies would be honest and straight-forward about who they are and what they can offer you, based on the actual hands-on experience they have when they make their offerings to you the customer. Don’t misrepresent the actual experiences and skills you do have and go out and earn them with hard work, diligence, originality, and honesty.

There is only one Smoky Jon’s. If you have your heart set on a truly great BBQ event, please don’t settle for less! Remember, you can only get a Smoky Jon’s BBQ event from Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ. Beware of imposters and thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely Yours

“Smoky” Jon

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ


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