The City of Effingham has named Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ as a recipient of the City of Effingham’s Business Appreciation Award.
Mayor Jeff Bloemker stated, “With a name like Lickin’ My Chicken and Pullin’ My Pork, this team hit the radar right away. Then, they backed it up with some incredible cart food. And they are omnipresent… they seem to be at just about every major event in the area as well as many smaller, private gatherings. Their energy and entrepreneurial flair gives us reason to brag about them. Thank you to Mr. Schuette and Mr. McGee for their engagement and investment in Effingham!”
Owners, Drew McGee and Luke Schuette, started Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ in October of 2015. They started the business with the mindset of it just being a side job on the weekends and within a year it turned into so much more. Over the past two years Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ has grown significantly. They have gone from providing small private caterings once a week to catering for businesses, weddings, and private events, along with setting up stands at events and multi-day festivals.
Community involvement is an important part of Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ’s business. Their goal is to be involved in the community as often as possible. You can always see the business set up at the downtown events such as Food Fest, Bug Fest, Effingham Jam, and Corvette Fest. Lickin’ My Chickin & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ has contributed at several local benefits and charity events. Raising money for veterans and being a part of the upcoming Effingham County Relay for Life are a few more examples of how the business likes to be involved in the community. They have also been heavily involved in raising funds for Harmony Playground and are members of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce.
Customers of Lickin’ My Chicken & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ are an important part of the business. Owner Drew McGee stated, “We give big thanks for all of our customers who continue to come out and support us no matter where we are! Without them our dream of running our BBQ Company would not be possible.”
Lickin’ My Chickin & Pullin’ My Pork BBQ is a full service BBQ catering company based out of Effingham, IL. They pride themselves in providing the best customer service while serving up the best cherry wood smoked meats possible. They cater for parties as small as 50 people to parties over 1000 people. For contact information please visit them on Facebook by typing in, "Lickin' My Chicken & Pullin' My Pork BBQ" or contacting either Luke Schuette at 217-240-6073 or Drew McGee at 217-994-3551.