All posts by Michael Weisbaum

Moo & Oink Welcomes Chef Dwight Evans

Moo & Oink, LLC, the iconic Chicago BBQ brand, named Chicago resident Dwight
Evans II as its Corporate Chef and Grill Master Extraordinaire. Chef Evans serves as
Moo & Oink’s Celebrity Chef, available as the Moo & Oink spokesperson for events and
as an enlightened and entertaining television personality. In addition, he is charged with originating recipes for Moo & Oink products and making
the classic products even better.

Chicago Tribune Local

Moo & Oink meats and products are now available at Fair Share in Oak Park, 6226 Roosevelt Rd. The classic Chicago brand known for its selection of meat and rap-based commercials in the ’80s and ’90s was thought to be gone forever after last year’s bankruptcy of the Moo & Oink grocery stores. Best Chicago Meat Co., LLC, purchased the Moo & Oink brand in Dec. of 2011 and is bringing the most popular items to grocery stores across the Chicagoland area.

Austin Weekly

Just in time for the summer grilling season, Moo & Oink products returned to store shelves last Friday. Rib tips, all beef hotdogs and a variety of pork, beef and turkey hot links are just a sampling of the 20 products that fans of the defunct retail meat company can fill their shopping carts with at their local community grocer. Best Chicago Meat (BCM) is re-introducing Moo & Oink products in 26 stores in the Chicago-area market, as well as Indiana and Michigan. Best Chicago Meat took over Moo & Oink’s brand last year when the company fell on hard times and went into bankruptcy. Moo & Oink shuttered its four stores, including its Austin store last fall.

The Chicago Hoop Squad Youth Basketball Organization

The Chicago Hoop Squad Youth Basketball Organization was started over 25 years ago and remains located in the Englewood neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Englewood has been described as one of the most dangerous and blighted urban areas in the country in several national and local publications. The Chicago Hoop Squad Youth Basketball Organization, with its group of dedicated role models, professionals, former Englewood residents and volunteers mentor the youth that participate on the organization on education, discipline, personal hygiene, character building, value orientation, and social responsibility. Moo & Oink will be sponsoring the Derrick Rose Tournament in order support this great organization. As part of our re-launch of the Moo & Oink brand, we have partnered with the Chicago Hoops Squad in order to support a great cause while also promoting these iconic products.

St. Mary’s Home-Little Sisters of the Poor

The Little Sisters of the Poor live to serve the elderly and spread love and compassion among all members of their family, including the Residents, staff and volunteers. They are proud to be one of the most highly rated nursing homes in Chicago. Their focus is creating a loving home where people of all religions feel like family and are treated with dignity and respect. Moo & Oink was pleased to be involved in their Fourth of July celebration by providing beef ends, sliders and burgers to the Little Sister’s community.

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s mission is to provide nutritional support to those in need of hunger relief through its network of 100 community agencies across Lake & Porter Counties-with the ongoing focus of ending hunger and helping individuals in our communities move toward self-sufficiency. Moo & Oink is proud to support this wonderful mission. For 2012, Moo & Oink sponsored the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s 30th Birthday Carnival, and looks forward to supporting the fight to end hunger and feed hope in impoverished communities.

Real Men Cook

Real Men Charities, Inc. is the national not-for-profit organization that presents the Real Men Cook events. Donated Funds to Real Men Charities, Inc. are used to build and continue programs to honor fathers and father figures, to empower families and perpetuate the memory and spirit of Karega Kofi Moyo and Yvette Moyo Gillard, who founded the annual Father’s Day event. This is done by the encouragement and promotion of education through voluntary grants, by scholarships or otherwise to individuals, institutions, and organizations. Moo & Oink will be sponsoring the Real men Cook Father’s Day event for 2012!

Moo & Oink Is Back On Shelves Of Select Stores – March, 2012

Moo & Oink meats and products are now available at Chicago area grocery stores. The classic Chicago brand known for its selection of meat and rap-based commercials in the ‘80s and ‘90s was thought to be gone forever after last year’s bankruptcy of the Moo & Oink grocery stores. Best Chicago Meat Co., LLC, purchased the Moo & Oink brand in Dec. of 2011 and is bringing the most popular items to grocery stores across the Chicagoland area, Northwest Indiana, and Michigan.

Moo & His Pal Oink Will Be Present At Their Official ‘Coming Out’ Party – February, 2012

Twenty-eight of the most popular Moo and Oink food products will be re-introduced to Chicago and Northwest Indiana grocers at the annual Dutch Farms’ 2012 food show titled, “Recipe for Success,” from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at The Holiday Inn Convention Center, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. The show is hosted for wholesale and retail customers only.

Best Chicago Meat Co. Buys Moo & Oink Brand – Jan, 2012

Best Chicago Meat Co., LLC, purchased Moo & Oink’s intellectual property at public auction for $530,000 on Dec. 14. The four Moo & Oink stores – three in Chicago and one in Hazel Crest – filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in late September, 2011. Because there were no bidders on the real estate, the stores will remain closed. Purchased by Best Chicago Meat were Moo & Oink’s name, logo, characters, website, commercial jingle and perhaps most important – its recipes.