Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, City Barbeque is a high-growth, fast-casual restaurant company focused on authentic, "smoker-to-table" barbeque. The Company was founded in 1999 by CEO Rick Malir and a team of barbeque enthusiasts who won the American Royal Invitational for the best brisket in the country. City Barbeque has established itself as one of the nation's leading barbeque restaurants, additionally offering catering services for both corporate and private events.