Plus, find out who else made this year's class.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
June 03, 2019
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If you're a fan of Texas barbecue, you've likely heard of (or even taken a pilgrimage to) Stubb's Bar-B-Q. Also celebrated for its barbecue sauce, Stubb's was founded by C.B. Stubblefield (a.k.a. "Stubb") in Lubbock in 1968, but later moved to Austin where an outpost of Stubb's remains to this day.

This year, Stubblefield will be inducted to American Royal's Barbecue Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class of inductees. According to a press release from American Royal, Stubblefield " his first chance to cook for the masses as a mess sergeant in the last all-black regiment of the Korean War in the U.S. Army, transforming his mess hall into the first incarnation of Stubb's Bar-B-Q restaurant." When he opened his Lubbock barbecue restaurant in '68, he began selling his now-iconic sauce, bottling it by hand and storing it in what were once whiskey bottles and jam jars. C.B. Stubblefield died in 1995.

"Today, Stubb's heritage lives on in his renowned sauces, marinades and rubs, continuing to make people feel good all over the world," the statement continues.

This year, the Barbecue Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on September 14th, 2019 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, as part of busy lineup of events during the 40th American Royal World Series of Barecue, September 12th to 15th. Along with Stubblefield, the late John "Big Daddy" Bishop, founder of Alabama's Dreamland Bar-B-Que, and Wayne Monk, founder and pitmaster of Lexington Barbecue in North Carolina will be inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame.

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Congratulations to the 2019 inductees and their loved ones. We've got some serious hankering for some barbecue now, so BRB, time to fire up the grill.