GoBQ Grills, Inc.

GoBQ Ultra Portable Grills & Accessories

GoBQ Grills, Inc.

GoBQ Ultra Portable Grills & Accessories

Chicago, IL
Consumer Products
GoBQ produces portable grills made from foldable fireproof fabric. The GoBQ® Grill, which retails for $149.95, is compact enough to fit in a backpack and be stored in a drawer. Weighing in under 10 pounds, it is easy to carry on bike or by foot. We have won multiple awards, including “Best Portable Charcoal Grill“ from CNET and “Best New Product” status from AmazingRibs.com. There is no grill on the market that matches the GoBQ grill on both portability and functionality. The GoBQ grill also cools 7 times faster than any other grill on the market, making it truly practical to travel with.

$172,148

raised
282
Investors
$6M
Valuation
$0.60
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$172,148

raised
282
Investors
$6M
Valuation
$0.60
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Bonus Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into GoBQ Grills, Inc.

$300+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus. For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary section below
$300+
Investment
All Investor Owners Club
5% discount on all GoBQ online purchases for LIFE and 30% off any GoBQ black grill (retail price $149.95) purchased from the website, Early access to products, Private owners group
$500+
Investment
First Tier
$500+ | Above + CEO Designed GOBQ® Grill T-Shirt - Boldly Grill Where No One Has Grilled Before
$1,000+
Investment
Second Tier
$1,000 | Above + Owners Exclusive GOBQ® Charcoal Grill
$2,500+
Investment
Third Tier
$2,500+ | Above +10% lifetime discount of online purchase
$5,000+
Investment
Fourth Tier
$5,000+ | Above + 5% bonus shares
$10,000+
Investment
Fifth Tier
$10,000+ | $2500 and above tier + 10% bonus shares
$20,000+
Investment
Sixth Tier
$20,000+ | $2500 and above tier + Invitation to private GoBQ Lakeshore Party in Chicago to grill with the GoBQ team + 15% bonus shares
$50,000+
Investment
Seventh Tier
$50,000+ | Above+ 20% bonus + Personal Customized GoBQ® Charcoal Grill + 2 domestic round trip airfare tickets (up to $1000 total) and 2 nights in a four-star hotel.

Reasons to Invest

Market Accolades: GoBQ has earned rave reviews from customers, grilling experts and media. CNET named the GoBQ “The Best Portable. Charcoal Grill of 2020”, and Popular Mechanics chose the GoBQ as the “Best Collapsible Grill.”
Patented Technology: GoBQ® is the first grill on the market made with fireproof fabric, with a utility patent that is key to disrupting a market that’s lacked innovation for decades.
Growth Potential: As consumers increasingly turn to camping and short getaways by car or RV, GoBQ's expansion into a full line of grills, tools and accessories is well-timed and uniquely positions the company to meet this growing demand.

"Grill away from it all"

Our Story


Innovation, international support and an outstanding Indiegogo campaign

The vision for GoBQ started in 2012 with the founding of Grillfold LLC and the creation of our first prototype. By 2014, we had a utility patent and our trademarked brand. Since then, GoBQ launched an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $115,000 from 711 backers from 44 countries buying over 650 grills and then an additional $8,000+ on Backerkit. After this international outpouring of support, we developed our production model, fulfilled all of our backer obligations, and began direct online sales.

The Problem


Clunky, heavy and slow-to-cool grills

Before GoBQ, there was no grill that was both portable and effective. Those that were small enough to carry around were far too small to be actually effective as grills, heating up insufficiently, lacking grill space or missing a lid. Metal grills are hard to clean and frustrating to store, and they often stay hot for a long time, making them even harder and more dangerous to pack up.

The Solution


A foldable, lightweight and easy-to-use grill

GoBQ turned the portable grill market on its head by substituting fireproof fabric for metal when making its grills. GoBQ uses a silicone coated fiberglass fabric in its grills, with foldable cooking grates and a collapsable charcoal basket made out of metal, allowing it to be compact enough to fit in a backpack but expand into a cooking surface with 7 inches of clearance. From a backpack, GoBQ can expand large enough to be a portable smoker and grill as many as 9 burgers at a time.

Our Traction


Key supporters and loyal customers lead to rising sales

As of early 2020, we have sold over 1,400 units in 44 different countries. We were born out of strong community support with a successful Indiegogo campaign, during which Kingsford Charcoal bought all our Special Edition grills, worth $20,000. Kingsford also arranged a Chicago television appearance for us and used our grills as raffle prizes. Both our loyal consumer base and mainstream recognition bring us pride and show that we have what it takes to continue to grow as a company.

Crowdfunding Success with 100% Pre-Order Fulfillment

And it's not just our Backers who love us!

We have been featured by over 50 online, TV and print media channels and had two network TV appearances, became a Walmart.com online wholesale vendor and opened Amazon and Amazon Prime sales channels. Our customers give us rave reviews, and we are committed to continuing to serve them through new innovations and products, like the propane prototype currently in research and development stages.

What We Do


A pioneering presence in outdoor grilling

Grillfold, LLC. was founded in 2012 to develop, manufacture and sell innovative ultra-portable grills made from flexible flame- and heat-resistant materials. The first product in our line is the “GoBQ® Grill," a grill designed to serve hikers, campers, tailgaters and other outdoor enthusiasts. It is lightweight, compact, fast to set up and only the first of many potential GoBQ products to utilize unique materials and design to revolutionize grilling.

The Market


The grill market is ripe for disruption

GoBQ is at the intersection of a number of huge markets. The tailgating industry alone is $11.4B, the outdoor gear market is a massive $120B (2012 outdoor industry assoc.) and the grill market alone is $2.7B (Mintel. Grill and Barbecuing July 2018). The grill market has long lacked innovation and is ripe for disruption. The market research also indicates that people are willing to invest in grilling equipment, as 32% of people plan on buying a grill in the next year and 13% of all Americans enjoy grilling away from home.

How We Are Different


We believe we are the only company making functional fabric grills

We believe we are the first and only portable grill made from fireproof fabric, and we have a utility patent on our innovation. This puts our grills far ahead of the competition in terms of portability. 

*Images are computer generated demo versions.


We believe no other complete grill can fit in a backpack, and no other grill cools down nearly as quickly as ours. Because of that, we serve a market that no other grill can serve.

The Business Model


Crowdfunding, partnerships and a stellar product

We have three different sales methods: business to consumer sales, retail sales and promotional product market sales. We sell online through our website and Amazon, and we also sell directly to consumers at different events. We partner both with Walmart and an assortment of small businesses for our retail sales. Expanding our retail operations is our next step in taking GoBQ to the next level.

The Vision


The potential to become a leader in the grill market

As a result of our continued success and endorsements, we have great confidence in our products. At least half of the money we raise through StartEngine will be spent on marketing, through a variety of mediums. Our growth plan centers around both expanding to new consumers and growing our product line to include customizable colors, licensing, grilling tools and accessories and a propane model. In 2020, we expect to sell 2,900 units.

We plan to be the go-to company for portable grilling. We currently have the best portable grill on the market, and our goal is to create a line of products centered around grilling away from it all. We could expand to selling utensils, charcoal bags, custom GoBQ backpacks, and other supplies. GoBQ has the potential to become a leader in the grill market, and we project acquisition after 3-5 years to a strategic partner in a similar industry.

*Propane image is a computer generated version


The flagship GoBQ grill is our charcoal model. It is a foldable fireproof fabric, and it has ample grill surface and a cover to allow for easy, delicious grilling.

The majority of grills are propane fueled, so we have been developing a propane GoBQ grill. This model will offer the same comfortable cooking surface as the charcoal model but will use the most popular fuel.

We plan to create a line of portable GoBQ grill tools to go along with our two grill models. These items will make us into a one-stop-shop to be able to grill anywhere, anytime.

Our Team


Diverse experience and a commitment to innovation

Our founding duo brings a mixture of leadership experience, brand development and creative innovation. Together, they possess a diverse set of skills and interests that have carried the company to the success it enjoys today. Our advisors also bring great value to our company, as they have varying skills, proven track records, recognition and valuable insight.

We have the privilege to consult with nationally respected culinary figures, experts in finance, inventors and business leaders. They provide invaluable guidance, support and leadership  to our company.

Why Invest


The first company to change the outdoor grilling landscape

The chance to invest in GoBQ is an opportunity to own a part of a fun and exciting company that is revolutionizing outdoor cooking. With our success, traction and attention, we are poised for rapid growth as we release new products and attract new consumers. No other company has innovated in our market for decades, so we have an opportunity to disrupt a stagnant market. And lastly, the active grilling and cooking cultures surrounding sports, tailgating and hiking suggest that there will be opportunities for licensing sports teams and other brands on products.

In the Press

Review of the GoBQ: A Fabric-Based, Collapsible, Charcoal Grill
August 7, 2018

The GoBQ’s stylish and easy-to-clean design, quality materials, and (most importantly) its portability, are all what makes this grill unique and worth your money. Ideal for day fishing excursions or extended hunting expeditions, I give the GoBQ two thumbs up and five stars!

GoBQ Grills – The Revolutionary Portable Grill
April 16, 2018

You can carry this portable grill by packing it in your backpack or carrying it to the tailgate… see how easy and simple it is!

Grill anywhere: Soft silicone sides let this BBQ fold down to fit in a backpack
April 3, 2015

GoBQ breaks the typical outdoor, packable grill mold, as it folds up to duffel-bag size, so you can actually fit it in your backpack.

GRILL REVIEW: THE GOBQ, PORTABLE GRILL THAT IS DURABLE & FOLDABLE
December 17, 2017

Bottom line: I find this grill enchanting. It’s well built and worked as advertised.

GOBQ PORTABLE CHARCOAL GRILL
September 20, 2017

Tired of lugging that heavy, bulky metal grill to your tailgate spot? Go Tailgating with GoBQ!

This BBQ Will Fit In Your Backpack
April 20, 2015

The season of nonstop tailgating is almost upon us. Here to maximize your burger output with the minimal amount of effort is the GoBQ Grill, a fully-funded Indiegogo campaign ready to make your summer mightier and meatier.

Offering Summary


Company

:

GoBQ Grills, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

3742 N Janssen, STE 1, Chicago, IL 60613

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.60

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.80

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$300.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

16,666

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,783,333

Price per Share

:

$0.60

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$6,000,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Perks* and Investment Bonus

All Investor Owners Club

5% discount on all GoBQ online purchases for LIFE

30% off any GoBQ black grill purchased from the website

Early access to products

Private owners group

Early Bird

First 48 hours - Friends and Family Early Birds | 15% bonus shares

Next 5 days - Early Bird Bonus | 10% bonus shares

Volume

$500+ | CEO Designed GOBQ® Grill T-Shirt - Boldly Grill Where No One Has Grilled Before (see artwork in media upload)

$1,000 | Above + Owners Exclusive GOBQ® Charcoal Grill

$2,500+ | Above +10% lifetime discount of online purchase 

$5,000+ | Above + 5% bonus shares

$10,000+ | $2500 and above tier + 10% bonus shares

$20,000+ | $2500 and above tier + Invitation to private GoBQ Lakeshore Party in Chicago to grill with the GoBQ team + 15% bonus shares

$50,000+ | Above+ 20% bonus + Personal Customized GoBQ® Charcoal Grill + 2 domestic round trip airfare tickets (up to $1000 total) and 2 nights in a four-star hotel.

*All perks will occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

GoBQ Grills, Inc., will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $0.60 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $60. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$45,273.00 USD
$24,210.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$12,721.00 USD
$4,210.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$694.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$46,764.00 USD
$29,038.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$57,850.00 USD
$56,050.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$24,974.00 USD
$51,944.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$29,389.00 USD
$42,180.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$51,356.00 USD
-$27,496.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Material Change in Offering

15 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the GoBQ Grills, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

2nd Patent Filed for GoBQ Propane Model

22 days ago

Expanding Our IP Assets

Dear GoBQ investors and supports, we're very pleased to announced we've filed our 2nd patent, which protects innovations under development for the GoBQ propane model! So the teasing phase is over, here's your exclusive a sneak peak of the propane prototype in action!


This represents a significant milestone for our company and we’re so happy we can finally share the excitement! Bear in mind this is still an early prototype, so there's still work to be done with a new grate design and other features. As we continue our march toward a GoBQ Propane Model product launch, we'll be sure to keep you in the loop – so stay tuned!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

22 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Production & Development Updates

about 1 month ago

Production/Manufacturing

Hey everyone, hope your summer has been filled with plenty of sunshine and (socially distant) outdoor fun! Just wanted to catch you up on the latest manufacturing news to follow up on the previous update. The latest production sample is taking shape, and we're getting pretty excited! (Ain’t she pretty?)

The next phase will be to step through a series of performance and durability tests and quality checks before we commence with larger volume parts production and assembly.

Propane Gas Model

We've finished drafting the provisional patent and will soon be filing it with the USPTO. Sorry to keep teasing about this but as soon as it's officially filed we’ll post an update with enticing photos and videos of the propane GoBQ Prototype in action! So stay tuned!

Investor Bonus Rewards

We're also preparing our GoBQ Owners Club portal to give all our rock-star investors easy access to their earned discount codes. In the mean time, if your investment has cleared, you can also request a code by email and we'll be happy to accommodate your request.

Thank you as always for joining our adventure and helping grow GoBQ® Grills!

Todd Zaroban
Co-founder/CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.


  


Popular Mechanics picks GoBQ as "Best Collapsible Grill"

3 months ago

Gotta love it when you're popular with THE mechanics!

THIS. IS. BIG. Many product companies try for years to get listed in Popular Mechanics. And it’s nothing short of THRILLING to have them put the GoBQ to the test and then pick it as the Best Collapsible Grill for 2020.

Bear in mind this type of media coverage is called “earned media”, we do not pay for these kinds of reviews which ensures they’re honest and unbiased. Here's their full review:

This folding GoBQ is a novel, innovative portable grill unlike any other. It packs up in a tube eight inches in diameter and 14 inches in length, and carries easily by the handle on top or with the included shoulder strap. Made of silicone-coated fiberglass fabric with a collapsible metal frame, it can withstand temperatures up to 2,200 degrees. We enjoyed the ease of set up, and once we were familiar with the grill, we could open it up in seconds. A flexible metal basket holds the charcoal, and we tested both with it full and with about 12 briquettes for a quick meal. Once open, the outside carrying case becomes a hood to cover the grill and contain heat. In our testing, we grilled burgers, hot dogs, and bone-in chicken on the GoBQ, all of which culminated with the expected, delicious results. While the standard fare was quite easy, the chicken cooked over indirect heat required a little more manipulation of the charcoal, which wanted to settle to the middle of the basket. Nevertheless, once we sorted out how to strategically set the charcoal, we could reliably create an indirect heat zone. Post-grilling, cleaning and packing up was a breeze. After we dumped the charcoal and ash, the fabric cooled enough to touch within about 30 seconds—placing the cooking grate inside the cover with tongs, we then folded the grill, latched the cover, and packed it all away. The GoBQ grill is a great option for traveling, tailgating, or even for folks with small apartments, given its ease of packing, stowing, and carrying.

Click here for the full article

Can't wait to share more news about our propane model... stay tuned!

Todd Zaroban
CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the GoBQ Grills, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extended length of campaign.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Production & Development Updates

3 months ago

Hello to all our supporters, followers and investors! Hope your week is going well. Isn't it great to finally see more and more GoBQ-able outdoor spaces opening? It’s even more exciting to see all the encouraging data on how key sectors of the outdoor products industry are thriving in the new pandemic economy.   

So far we've been highlighting a lot of great GoBQ media coverage and stellar reviews, which is awesome of course – and there's much more to come. However we've also made great strides on the production and development front that I want to share.

Production/Manufacturing

Here's a sneak peek at one of the latest production samples created for our second production run. Pictured here is the metal frame for the base and lid. We are incredibly happy with the quality of service and dedication of our new manufacturing partners! By leveraging the many lessons we learned throughout the course of our first production run, we’ve eliminated a lot of the inefficiencies that existed in our supply chain, which in return has reduced our unit costs by a whopping 40% without sacrificing quality. Currently the fabrication factory is refining their patterns to create a perfect fit to the framework and soon we should have a complete production sample to test and approve for mass production. 

Propane Gas Model

Progress continues on our GoBQ Propane Gas Grill prototype. We've tested several iterations of a customized foldable gas manifold system and have a couple of viable options that are being refined. Next step is designing a new custom grilling grate and drip pan. Eric’s design ‘ENG-enuity’ is cruising in high gear for this version, so much so that we've decided to pursue another patent to further strengthen and grow GoBQ’s IP assets. Unfortunately that means we can't publish any of the cool videos of the prototype in action yet, not until the provisional patent application is filed. Once it’s filed, we can't wait to show it off!

And if you haven't followed us yet on Facebook, please do – we've been posting lots of portable grilling recipes, travel tips, media hits and industry news for everyone to savor. That's all for now, have a great weekend!

Todd Zaroban
CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.



Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Globo Surf Review

4 months ago


Globo Surf, the #1 source for snow, land and water sports reviews all in one place, just released their 5 STAR review of our GoBQ Grill

“The GoBQ grill proves that it is possible to innovate in a field that hasn’t seen much movement over the years, and does so by combining the use of innovative materials with smart design to make a product that truly stands out and lets you enjoy the outdoors as you have never done before.”

We’re getting noticed by leading outdoor adventurer experts and we LOVE it!

The Rockies are HIGH ON GoBQ!

4 months ago

GoBQ is getting some media love from Colorado Springs just in time for summer! Recently featured on FOX21 News morning show, Living Local, the GoBQ® Grill was heralded as a must-have for summer grilling. With all the wide open spaces that Colorado offers, we are thrilled to be picked by genuine mountain dwellers as the perfect fit for summer adventures.


GoBQ StartEngine Campaign News

4 months ago

Dear GoBQ Investors and Supporters,

From our families to yours, we hope this message continues to find you and your loved ones healthy and safe heading into this Memorial Day weekend.

We're happy to share with you that our StartEngine campaign has been extended! Our success throughout the campaign was so encouraging, that it was a simple and straightforward decision. Recently named “The Best Portable Charcoal Grill” by CNET, we’re steadfast in our efforts to scale the company and get our products into the hands of the world’s wanderers. Your support is making this a reality. 

We can’t wait to get back out into the world. States are rolling out their recovery plans and June 1st will welcome the reopening of many local, state and national parks, beaches, and other wide open spaces. Social distancing will still be the new norm for quite some time, and after being pent up for months, consumers are yearning to breathe fresh air and explore the world once more. Road trips, hikes, and excursions far away from crowds will continue to be some of the safest options, and we hope to join those journeys with our easy-to-carry dynamic design that allows the GoBQ to roam freely with you wherever you may go.

To date we’ve raised more than $75,000 from over 100 investors. Thank you for believing in us, sharing our vision, investing, and supporting our passion for GoBQ Grills! 

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. 

All the Best, 

Todd Zaroban
CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the GoBQ Grills, Inc. offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


GoBQ Grills, Inc. has updated their maximum funding goal, updated 2019 financials, and extended their campaign by 60 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

The 10 Minute CEO Interview

5 months ago

Check out the “10 Minute CEO Interview” with GoBQ’s Co-Founder/CEO Todd Zaroban as he gets “grilled“ by Entrepreneur/Investor/Pitch-Deck-Guru Jon Stoddard. They talk bbq, manufacturing, equity crowdfunding, consumer enthusiasm, and navigating challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Annual Report Filing Extension Notice

5 months ago

Dear Investors, I hope this message finds you healthy, safe and secure. 

The SEC is allowing all companies a 45-day extension on the April 29th annual report filing deadline due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We elected to use the extension so that we can focus our efforts on the campaign in progress and shifting our marketing tactics to better connect with everyone’s changing lifestyles while the Covid-19 pandemic runs its course. In order to qualify for this extension, we are required to notify investors, so this post serves as our notification.

All my best, 

Todd Zaroban
Co-founder & CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

CNET Editors pick GoBQ as “Best Portable Charcoal Grill” for 2020!

5 months ago


We’re incredibly proud and excited to announce that GoBQ has been picked by CNET as the “Best portable charcoal grill“ for 2020! 

CNET Best Portable Charcoal Grill for 2020

Check out the full review, and if you haven't invested yet, be sure to get in on the action before our campaign expires. And guess what else... prime grilling season is around the corner!

GoBQ Grills, Inc. COVID-19 Update

6 months ago

Dear GoBQ Investors and Supporters,

From our families to yours, we hope this message finds you healthy and well during these difficult times.

We are writing to update our investors and supporters about how the global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our company, and what we are doing to align our tactics to meet these unprecedented challenges. 

First, we remain confident in our product and steadfast in our mission to grow GoBQ Grills into a brand leader for portable outdoor grilling gear. GoBQ Grills was born from a desire to merge two of life’s greatest joys: The thrill of the outdoors, and grilling out with family or friends. We believe this mission is relevant and impactful now more than ever.

Second, our supply chain is strong. Progress on our second production run has been slowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but our overseas suppliers have been continually communicating with us and have informed us they are through the worst of it. Their factories have resumed operations and are ramping back up toward full capacity. Tooling for component parts is completed, and we expect to see a production sample within the next 2-3 weeks. 

And finally, our plans for a big Spring/Summer 2020 marketing push are full steam ahead. Spring is nearing and peak grilling season is just around the corner. As social distancing is becoming the new normal, we believe our slogan “Grill Away From it All” is already perfectly suited for our 2020 campaign, and consumers will be clamoring for highly portable outdoor products that can be easily carried long distances.

Thank you again for your interest and support. We’ve raised more than $50,000 from over 70 investors so far and look forward to sharing more production updates and new media coverage. And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.

All the Best, 

Todd Zaroban
CEO
GoBQ Grills, Inc.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, GoBQ Grills, Inc. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in GoBQ Grills, Inc. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

All About How our GoBQ Perks Work

7 months ago

Hello GoBQ Fans! Just wanted to provide more insight as to how our perks work. Perks for investors are included at the minimum $300 investment, and more perks accumulate depending on which investment tier you reach. IMPORTANT: Discount and Bonus percentages are NOT combined, you will receive the highest % discount and/or bonuses available at each tier.


All Investor Owners Club: $300+ Investment

  • 30% Discount on 1 Black GoBQ Grill purchased at gobqgrills.com 
  • 5% Lifetime Discount on all purchases at gobqgrills.com
  • Early access to new products
  • Private Owners Group


TIER 1: $500+ Investment

  • All “Investor Owners Club” Perks
  • + 1 CEO Designed "Grill Where No One Has Grilled Before" T-shirt


TIER 2: $1000+ Investment

  • All “Investor Owners Club” Perks and all TIER 1 Perks
  • + 1 (Black) GoBQ Grill ($149.95 value)


TIER 3: $2500+ Investment

  • All “Investor Owners Club” Perks and all TIER 1 & Tier 2 Perks
  • 10% Lifetime Discount on all purchases at gobqgrills.com (upgraded from 5% discount)


TIER 4: $5000+ Investment

  • All “Investor Owners Club” Perks and all TIER 1-3 Perks
  • +5% Bonus Shares


TIER 5: $10,000+ Investment

  • All “Investor Owners Club” Perks and all TIER 1-4 Perks
  • +10% Bonus Shares  (upgraded from +5% bonus shares)


TIER 6: $20,000+ Investment

  • All “Investor Owners Club” Perks and all TIER 1-5 Perks
  • +15% Bonus Shares  (upgraded from +10% bonus shares)
  • Invitation to private GoBQ Lakeshore Party in Chicago to grill with the GoBQ team


TIER 7: $50,000+ Investment

  • All “Investor Owners Club” Perks and all TIER 1-6 Perks
  • +20% Bonus Shares  (upgraded from +15% bonus shares)
  • +2 domestic round trip airfare tickets (up to $1000 total) and 2 nights in a four-star hotel to attend the private GoBQ Lakeshore Party in Chicago.
  • +1 Personal Customized GoBQ® Charcoal Grill


Early Bird Bonus is ending VERY SOON!

7 months ago

Wow, a BIG Thank You to all our early investors, what a great start out of the gate – we've already blown past our minimum and have raised almost $35k from 37 investors! 

And don't forget, our final Early-bird Bonus Perk expires VERY soon so if you haven't invested yet, now's the time to hop on board! Also please share our campaign page with your friends and family, the more the merrier!   

WELCOME

7 months ago

Welcome to our newly launched GoBQ StartEngine launch! And thank you VERY MUCH to all our early bird investors who have generated BLAZING momentum right out of the gate! We are excited and proud to have you join us as co-owners in our company!


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