Welcome to the official media archive for Burnt Finger BBQ.  Here you will find an extensive listing of the video and print works that we've been a part of (or featured in).  Some of our favorite items are outlined in more detail over on our featured media page.

Video Archive

  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M9CJrU558XM?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Smoke and Ribbons a DocQmentary, official trailer" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/l2P6G-H4DE0?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Food Network - Megan wins big on Chopped Grill Masters" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0majZ6s3GQ8?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="KC Live - Megan talks Chopped (with Honeysuckle White)" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QRZCCmxIb_E?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Cabo Wabo - Jason hosts the Cabo Wabo Cookout at the Great Lenexa BBQ Battle" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iSgZdiOyNUY?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Cabo Wabo - Jason's 'Quick Tip' promo for the Thick Cut marketing campaign" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/oS3sggf399U?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Fox 4 KC - Megan prepares Smoked Monkey Bread to promote the 2017 American Royal" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dA4vH5ofE7U?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="KC Live - Jason prepares BBQ ribs to promote the 2016 American Royal (with Smithfield)" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xXbUzi4-whU?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Fox 4 KC - Jason prepares competition pit beans to promote the 2015 American Royal" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zEEh7o-ohdw?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="KC Live - Jason prepares a Bacon Explosion" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cv5wn429gI0?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="TODAY Show - Megan represents Kansas City in a tailgate challenge to kickoff the 2017 NFL season" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AZgD2pn8CAQ?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="PBS - Jason is featured in the documentary Burnt Legend: The Story of Burnt Ends" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NJYY3Ohwux4?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="The Bacon Show - Chef Kevin Gillespie visits Burnt Finger BBQ to experience the Bacon Explosion" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QczmoBav3cM?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Fox News Channel - Jason prepares a Bacon Explosion live on Fox & Friends for International Bacon Day" type="iframe"]
  • [lightbox url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SIYTth6ExzU?rel=0&controls=1&showinfo=0&autoplay=1" text="Fox News Channel - Burnt Finger BBQ goes viral and prepares Bacon Explosion live on Fox & Friends morning show" type="iframe"]


Print Archive


Bacon Explosion Archive

Jason and Megan sampling Bacon Explosion at the 2009 product launch
Jason and Megan sampling Bacon Explosion at the 2009 product launch


The amount of media coverage the Bacon Explosion has received is absolutely mind blowing.  The recipe went full blown viral in an age of the internet where that wasn't a daily thing.  Our New York Times feature ended up being their second most read article in all of 2009, and at it's peak "Bacon Explosion" was the most Googled phrase for two straight days.  We've even been told by inside sources that the word "explosion" was hitting search engines so frequently that there were alarms going off at the FBI!

At the time of writing this article (Jan 11th, 2018), a Google search for Bacon Explosion produced 1.4 million results.  There is no way we can keep up with and organize all of the media surrounding our iconic porcine creation, so we've picked some of our favorite and more memorable features.  Enjoy!  

January 09, 2018 — Jason Day

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