City Barbeque providing meals to health care heroes


LEXINGTON, Ky.—The folks at City Barbeque have always prioritized helping their communities—both financially and with food—and this current public health crisis is no different. Everyone on the team wants to support those serving so selflessly right now, and has identified a way to thank the doctors, nurses, medical personnel, and hospital staff at Baptist Health Lexington for the incredible sacrifices they’re making. The fast-casual has launched a partnership with its guests to provide meals at no cost to the heroes on the front lines of this crisis. 


For every $5 raised, City Barbeque will provide a slow-smoked sandwich and two homemade sides (valued at $12) to a health care worker fighting to save lives at Baptist Health Lexington. Guests are invited to help support and thank the medical professionals in their communities, and 100% of funds raised will be used to feed medical personnel.   


“We are grateful to medical professionals nationwide working around the clock to keep us all safe,” says Rick Malir, City Barbeque founder and CEO. “This is a great opportunity to show health care workers in our communities how much we appreciate them, and we’re pleased to partner with our guests in showing our thanks.” Folks interested in giving back can add a meal for a health care worker to their order at or in the City Barbeque app. This option is available on all orders, whether for delivery (free on orders $25 or more), curbside pickup, or carryout. For every health care meal purchased, the team at City Barbeque will deliver a homemade meal to the heroes at Baptist Health Lexington. 


For those just looking to buy a meal for a medical worker without placing an order for themselves, City Barbeque has set up a direct line to do so at Even folks who don’t live near a City Barbeque are still able to make a difference: while these donated meals will go to medical personnel in the communities City Barbeque serves, guests can show they care from anywhere.


Learn more about how to support the staff at Baptist Health Lexington during this critical time at and order online at




About City Barbeque

At City Barbeque, folks wake up early to make the city’s best barbeque: every day, at every restaurant, teammates slow-smoke award-winning barbeque and craft homemade sides and desserts. City Barbeque also caters incredible events, providing personalized, friendly, and affordable service for events large or small, formal or laid-back. The company is devoted to supporting its teammates and the communities it serves and prioritizes giving back to local charities and non-profits. City Barbeque teammates are dedicated to providing competition-quality barbeque and genuine backyard hospitality; to improving themselves and their processes a little every day; and to staying true to their purpose: to serve and create happiness. For more information, visit City Barbeque at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.