Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta, GA

March 23 - 26, 2023

Robert Owens

Owner / Pitmaster,
Grand Champion BBQ

Owner Robert Owens opened the first Grand Champion BBQ in 2011. Since then they have been happy to expand into the communities of Atlanta. Since the start, Atlanta’s barbecue fanatics have almost unanimously crowned Grand Champion BBQ the current king of the smoker. When Grand Champion BBQ opened word spread fast that this was the new centerpiece of the Atlanta barbecue scene.

Robert’s focus is on highlighting the natural flavors of each meat along with homemade, flavorful sides has earned Grand Champion BBQ a lot of attention – Best Ribs, Mac n’ Cheese & Beef Brisket by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Runner Up for Best BBQ by Atlanta Magazine & ranked one of the top 13 BBQ joints in the nation by Zagat!