BBQ Facts

1. National BBQ Week is 27th May – 2nd June 2024. Celebrating over a quarter century of Better BBQ and Gasto Grilling – Enjoy!!

2. The world’s longest BBQ was 80 hours.

3. The world’s largest BBQ had over 45,000 people.

4. When it comes to what we cook on our BBQ’s, the UK’s favourite is burgers (81%), with sausages coming in just behind (80%).

5. 57% of people say they prefer to cook on charcoal, with a further 33% cook on gas.

6. In 2017, the British played host to more than 135 million BBQ’s country wide.

7. Three out of four households in the UK have some sort of BBQ during the year.

8. The word BBQ was first seen in English in the late 17th century and comes from the Spanish Barbacoa, a framework of sticks set upon posts.

9. The abbreviation “barbie” was first recorded in Australia in 1976 and originated when a series of tourism commercials, starring Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame, actually said in an advertisement, “I’ll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you.”

10. According to a survey by Weber, United Kingdom, 48% of Britons say they are awful at barbequing.