Press and Awards

Our brands have received praise and recognition in a number of publications and contests. 


Old Carolina


Bona-Fide Barbecue
Meat & Poultry Magazine

Smoke the Burger Joint

National Hamburger Festival Winners

2017 - Best Creative Toppings - San Jose Banh Mi
- Best Veggie Burger - Virginia Beach Veggie 
2015 - Best Creative Toppings - Gilroy 5 Cheese & Garlic Burger
2014 - Best Creative Toppings - Dirty Vegas
2013 - Best Creative Toppings - Texas Triple Jay Burger


12 Burger Joints In Ohio That’ll Make Your Taste Buds Go CRAZY
Only in Ohio, May 14, 2015


Feeding the Fracking Boom
Nation's Restaurant News by Mark Brandau


Restaurant review: Smoke delivers heavenly hamburgers
Canton Repository by Dan Kane December 25, 2013