The Rub - Bar-B-Que & Catering913-894-1820
10512 S Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061
Stop by The Rub Bar-B-Que in Kansas City for tender meats smoked to perfection. And don’t forget to try our barbecue beans, cheesy corn, or our unique sugar-crusted corn bread.
Fri & Sat 11:00am-9:00pm Holiday Hours:
Dec. 24: closed at 2pm
Dec. 25th: CLOSED
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A New Rub on Bar-B-Que
All Bar-B-Que is not created equal and The Rub Bar-B-Que raises the bar! This upscale, fast-casual eatery offers a new dining experience you won’t want to miss. We offer tender smoked meats soaked in tangy, original sauces your tastes buds will come to crave. Pair our signatures bowls with traditional sides of Bar-B-Que beans, cheesy corn, or our unique sugar-crusted corn bread. The Rub’s pulled pork, ribs, or smoked meatloaf will have you salivating and asking for more. Come try out your new favorite Bar-B-Que spot!
Remember our catering menu when planning your next event! We offer a full range offer everything from Drop & Go service to a fully staffed buffet. Contact us today to speak with our catering manager!
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History of The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering
In 2008 five guys sat around a poker table, dreaming of bar-b-que, beer, and blue ribbons. Soon they turned their table talk into action, camping out to reserve a spot in the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle. Then they practiced on weekend bar-b-ques with friends and neighbors. Their first Lenexa BBQ Battle resulted in a great party, lots of fun, and the desire to keep making it better and better.
The chef, teacher, two businessmen, and the contractor started entering more contests, attending other judging events, and perfecting their sauce. They cooked everything; ribs, pork, brisket, chicken sausage, corn, and even dessert. Their garages started filling up with smokers and fryers, and their fridges overflowed with racks of ribs and ice-cold beer. Best of all they became great friends and their wives and kids became like family. In2010, they expanded their group, adding two more and bringing their team to seven guys, their wives, and 18 kids!
Friends and family encouraged them to open a restaurant saying, “Dan’s bar-b-que is the best!” While they waited for their invitation to the next Lenexa BBQ, awards started coming in from Platte City/Basswood Resort BBQ and VFW Post 486 BBQ Challenge, both sponsored by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, awarding the team prize ribbons
In 2010, they entered the American Royal Barbeque Contest for the first time and walked away with 17th place in pulled pork and earned a perfect score in dessert! With 500 teams competing, this win proved the team had what it takes to be great.
New Year’s Day 2011, a casual conversation around the backyard fire pit turned serious when the perfect location became available. Three investors came forward, Dan agreed to leave his corporate restaurant job and pursue his dream of managing his own restaurant. Talk quickly turned to menus and furniture and marketing plans. Dan imagined a clean and modern fast-casual concept where diners weren’t at the mercy of wait staff but food was of the highest quality. The dream was realized in the winter of 2011 when the men signed a lease, met with architects, and started cleaning the place out.
Now all of Kansas City can share the great sauce and award-winning meat at The Rub Bar-B-Que and Catering. Dan Janssen, Kevin Boetcher, and Dave Tines hope you’ll enjoy spending time at The Rub!