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  • Writer's pictureLarry Fleury

The History of BBQ In The Summer

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

The 4th of July and Labor Day Weekend are two major summertime holidays, and while it's a time to celebrate some days off of work, it also means it's time for some BBQ around the grill.

All of us at Kijaro want to help make your backyard celebration great this summer season, from rocking to the smooth motion of our Rok-It chair before those tasty ribs are ready to eat! It's also the perfect place to watch fireworks this 4th of July or just a place to lean back and let the dog days of summer roll on by.

History of BBQ

Summer BBQ’s have been held since the early 19th century (early 1800's) when colonists would smoke large animals over fire pits to preserve the meat. This usually happened in the summertime when hunting was abundant.

By the mid 19th century, political leaders in the newly established America would host political rallies, gathering people to hear their opinions by hosting massive barbecues. Local farmers donated meat and simple food was served; sliced cucumbers, watermelon, early harvest vegetables, and fresh bread. The celebration grew throughout the decades. When people began to move from the country to a more suburban lifestyle, those community gathering BBQ's became more of individual family events, and BBQ's were held more closely to home.

Entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to market personal charcoal BBQ’s encouraging the shift from a political-community function to the backyard event we know today!

4th of July Statistics

According to a 2017 survey, on the 4th of July every year, it is estimated that there will be around 150-million hotdogs eaten along with about 750-million pounds of chicken, while only a surprising 190-million pounds of red meat.

After eating that much food, I would have to sit back and take a nap. The Kijaro Dual Lock is the perfect chair for that, since it comes equipped with a locking system that allows the chair to lock open for a superior "no-sag", comfortable seating experience and lock closed for easy portability.


No one is sure if the amount of food we eat is from the holiday deals and prices of the meats, or the tradition of food we must buy to feel like it's a summertime holiday. However, what is for sure is that if you are celebrating the 4th of July outdoors with a barbecue, you’re going to have a delicious time.

How will you be cooking out this summer? Tell us all about it on one of our social pages like Facebook or Instagram!

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