Two BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS from Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ!

Ranucci’s is out with their latest “news From the Pit” newsletter and it contains 2 BIG announcements.

The first big announcement is that they took First Place in Pork Shoulder at Smoke on the Mountain in Galax, VA on July 22nd.

Read on for the even bigger other news…


We are proud to announce that Alex will be joining forces with Red Star Catering, a division of Mac’s Hospitality Group in Charlotte as of August 1, 2017.

We have been looking to switch things up a bit and that is when Mac’s made the proposition to Alex to join their team. Yes we love what we do, Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ is our pride and joy, and we are enjoying great success with the food truck and catering, but this is an awesome opportunity for Alex to grow and to be challenged in a different way. Most people in our situation would be opening a restaurant, but we have already done that. So when Mac’s approached Alex with this “too-good-to-turn-down” opportunity – we were all ears!

Alex has a fabulous relationship with the Mac’s crew and they have proven that they play well together after making such a great showing at the Memphis in May World Championship… 2nd Place is phenomenal! Joining the Mac’s Hospitality team will give Alex the flexibly to grow and expand his catering expertise – while at the same time helping to grow and expand Red Star Catering. He will go from flying solo to being part of an established team, with varied expertise and knowledge.

We know you will have questions, so just ask away. The Food Truck will still be around but as Red Star Catering, we are working out the details on how all that will work.

Thank you all for your support over the past few years. As we embark on this new journey we hope you will all come along for the ride with us, keep in touch, and continue to keep Alex in mind for catering (via Red Star).

Remember, Alex joined the Mac’s Smoke Shop Team (from Mac’s Speed Shop – Charlotte) to compete at the World Championship Barbecue Contest – Memphis in May May 19-20th and they FINALED IN WHOLE HOG and went on to win SECOND PLACE!!! This is a HUGE deal – to just get on stage or top 10… but to be in the running for top 3 then taking 2nd is pretty remarkable!!

The food truck will still be around, but most likely as Red Star Catering, a division of Mac’s Hospitality Group. Stay tuned for more information.




Friday, August 12, 2017
Mount Holly Food Truck Friday  | 5-9pm
South Main Street Mount Holly


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