BBQ'd Productions' red envelope campaign boasts cash prizes, smokers, more

  • Kris Schoenberger displays some of his prize-filled red envelopes outside of BBQ'd Productions' Third Lake location. Red envelopes are available to dine-in customers now through Dec. 31, or while supplies last.Cynthia Wolf | Wolf Wordsmithing

    Kris Schoenberger displays some of his prize-filled red envelopes outside of BBQ'd Productions' Third Lake location. Red envelopes are available to dine-in customers now through Dec. 31, or while supplies last.Cynthia Wolf | Wolf Wordsmithing

 
 
Updated 12/17/2021 10:10 AM

THIRD LAKE -- As if the award-winning flavors and tantalizing aromas of BBQ'd Productions restaurants weren't enough to bring diners in the door, right now barbecue lovers have 4,000 extra reasons.

That's because BBQ'd Productions is in the midst of its annual red-envelope customer appreciation campaign. And each of those 4,000 envelopes contains prizes, including a top prize of $1,000 in cash.

 

There also are four Apple iPads, four 55-inch LG flat-screen TVs and two brand new smokers from Smokin' Deal BBQ in Mundelein available to be won, along with thousands of other prizes ranging from a free dessert to an entire table's tab paid off at 100 percent.

Altogether, roughly $100,000 in prizes are in the offing.

Just dine in at any of the BBQ'd Productions restaurants in Third Lake, Lake Zurich or Kenosha, Wisconsin, between now and Dec. 31 -- or as long as supplies last -- to receive a "no-peek" red envelope. Of the 4,000 envelopes that were stuffed, about 2,000 remained available as of mid-December, said Kris Schoenberger, the owner as well as a Culinary Fight Fest champ with multiple other pitmaster accolades to his credit.

To claim a prize, the recipient must not open the envelope before a return visit to any of the restaurants between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2022. After finishing the meal upon the return trip, recipients should hand the envelope to the server for the big reveal, Schoenberger said.

"It's a lot of fun, and it's a great way to give back to the customers who have been so good to us over the years," Schoenberger said. "So many people have supported us, especially through this pandemic."

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Schoenberger noted that he's included far more cash prizes this year than in past campaigns. Along with the top $1,000 prize, four envelopes contain a $500 voucher and 10 contain $100 each. Additionally, winners of the smokers will enjoy a tour of Smokin' Deal BBQ, and can select their favorite smoker from several choices worth up to $1,500 each.

There is no limit to the number of red envelopes a customer can receive. Dine in a few times a week, and receive an envelope each time, while supplies last. The one note of caution Schoenberger offered was "don't peek." A special glue was used to seal each envelope. Restaurant employees will know if tampering occurred.

BBQ'd Productions restaurants are located at 34121 Route 45 in Third Lake, 405 N. Rand Road in Lake Zurich and 4235 Green Bay Road in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The restaurants feature mouthwatering smoked and grilled pork, beef, fish and ham dishes as well as salads, craft cocktails and more.

For other information, visit wegrillitall.com or call 847-550-1234 for Lake Zurich, 847-543-1234 for Third Lake or 262-764-5005 for Kenosha. BBQ'd Productions regularly updates its menus with the latest fare, and also offers a free mobile app, private events and catering.

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