TONY’S BBQ – Australia’s national barbecue brand – is the first to offer its sauce in cans and bottles, but it’s only just coming into its own.
A new barbecuing sauce is now available from TONY’s BBQ, an Australian barbecue and barbecue sauce brand.
Key points:TONY’s BBQ has teamed up with local brands to make its barbecue sauce, which is made with a proprietary blend of local ingredients, the company saysTONY’s Barbecue’s brand has been popular for over 40 yearsThe company’s barbecued sauces are now available in cans, bottles and onlineTONY BARBECUE is a brand of barbecues and barbecue-style sauces sold at more than 150 restaurants in Australia.
It was founded in 1976 by Tim Thompson and Steve Thompson and has over 40 restaurant franchises in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
It has won a number of awards, including being named the best barbecue sauce in Australia by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and being named best barbecuer in Australia in 2018.
It’s been described as a classic blend of Australian and Asian barbecue.TOMMY TOWNSHIP, TONY BARBEQUE’S COO: “We are very proud of our brand and what it stands for.
It’s very Australian.
We don’t do anything new, and we don’t try to reinvent ourselves.”
Tommy Thompson’s father, Tony, was a member of the first TONY barbecuation team, which started in 1979, and he’s a well-known barbecue enthusiast.
He remembers his father saying, “It’s great to have a great barbecue sauce.”TOMmy TOWNTOWN BARBACUE: “I think the sauce that’s coming in is going to be really good.
I think it’s going to bring a new level of flavour to the table.”
Tom’s father’s first taste of the sauce was back in 1975.
“It was pretty good, it had a good amount of flavour and some of the flavours were a little bit too spicy for my taste,” he said.
“I remember having a taste of it and thinking, ‘Wow, it’s quite good, I don’t know how it’s been going for 40 years’.”TOM’S BARBECAUSE: “That’s what it’s all about – making sure that we’re not only a barbecuers barbecuums, but a barbeque and a barbecue sauce that has the right flavour and does it well.”
It’s not just TONY Barbecue that’s bringing the sauce to supermarkets, and it’s not the only brand to do so.
Barbecuing sauces have been popular with barbecus in Australia for decades, but they were not always the same as their modern day cousins.
“The way we do it now is to go and get a whole bunch of sauces from around the world,” said TONY founder Tim Thompson.
“We use all different kinds of flavours, but we all use the same formula.”
All of the barbecuit sauces are all the same, they’re all made from the same things.
We’re all just doing it very differently.
“The sauce is made from a proprietary mixture of ingredients.
The company says the sauce contains all the essential ingredients, including salt, sugar, pepper, spices, vinegar, black pepper, dried thyme and mustard seeds.”
There’s really no need to change anything,” Mr Thompson said.
Mr Thompson says that’s why TONY is starting with a fresh batch every time they open their shop.”
A lot of the recipes we use have been around for over 30 years and have become so familiar, that it’s very hard to come up with new ones,” he explained.”
So, we’ve got to do it fresh.”TONY Barbeque sauces are available in a range of flavours including sweet, savoury and spicy.
Some of the sauces have also been given a “sour” tag, and the company is now looking for a more “hot” tag.TONY BBQ says the barbeques it makes will be able to be served at events such as weddings and barbequets.TUSCAN BARBEQUES: TONY has already made its barbecques in Chile, and will now be launching a range in Spain.”
Our barbeq sauce is very popular there, and so we’ve been looking at what the market looks like there,” Mr Thomson said.TOURIST BARBEUQS: TUSCAN is also starting a barbecue sauce line, which will include barbecquets in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden and the UK.”
But in Italy we don`t have a lot of barbeQs.
It`s not a very popular dish in Italy,” Mr TThompson said