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Burnt Finger BBQJason and Megan Day are the pitmasters behind the professional barbecue team Burnt Finger BBQ. Since its founding in 2008, Burnt Finger BBQ has racked up countless awards on the competition barbecue circuit, including numerous State Championships, 1st place chicken at the prestigious American Royal World Series of Barbecue, and overall Top 10 finishes at the American Royal, Memphis in May and World Food Championships.

Jason's signature recipe, Bacon Explosion™, was catapulted into viral stardom by a front page feature in the New York Times. Named "the most downloaded recipe in the history of the internet", Bacon Explosion has fans across the world. His debut cookbook, "BBQ Makes Everything Better", was named "The Best Barbecue Book in the World" by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Megan was the darling of Food Network's Chopped Grill Masters Season 4 by winning her preliminary round and besting all other pitmasters in the series finale.

Jason and Megan are regularly seen promoting barbecue on local and national television, including appearances on Fox & Friends, CNN, TODAY Show, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and many more.

Their most recent feature is in “Smoke & Ribbons: A DocQmentary”, a film released through Amazon Prime Video (now available on all Amazon streaming services). The hour-long documentary follows the journey of two Kansas City-based BBQ teams as they compete in American Royal World Series of BBQ in back-to-back years.

When not touring the pro barbecue circuit, Jason and Megan spend their time teaching, consulting, and promoting their line of authentic Kansas City style barbecue products.

Meet the team

Jason Day
Megan Day
Cousin Mat

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