Meet the Maker: Mike D's BBQ
Hey, I am Michael De Los Santos or the Mike D of Mike D's BBQ. We make and sell an award-winning line of signature BBQ sauces and all-purpose dry rubs. Our sauces are a twist on traditional flavors, with unique seasonings and spice levels.
A core ingredient of our BIG Sauce is our all-purpose dry rub - it's great with beef, pork, any bird, or vegetables! Our Sweet and Spicy rub is the heart of our Spicy BBQ Sauce. Whether you are in your kitchen, doing some backyard grilling or smoking, our sauces and rubs are the perfect flavor compliment. They enhance the natural flavor of the meat or vegetables instead of overpowering it.
This business is the result of a long process of refining my sauces and rubs to meet my desired flavor and then share it with the world. I am a BBQ junkie, and I was intrigued by the various sauces and rubs on the market. I eventually decided that to find what I thought was the perfect combination of sweet, smoky, and a little bite, I would need to create my own!
In 2009, a spicy version of the sauce was entered into a competition for amateur sauce makers in North Carolina. My spicy BBQ sauces came in 3rd place overall and 2nd in its division! Since then, friends and family have encouraged me to take this product from the backyard to the masses and that brings us to today.
Since launching our business, we have seen all of our products win awards, including a World Champion for our all purpose rub!
We ship our products all over the world, and recently opened our first retail store - Mike D's BBQ Supply and General Store - in Durham NC, where we sell tools, grills, smokers and coolers, along with our sauces and rubs! We are also proud to represent local, black and female-owned businesses - come in to shop local!
PS - You can also find us on the TV show "I Quit!" airing on the Discovery Channel!
To contact Mike D's BBQ:
Store address: 306 S. Driver Street - Durham, NC 27703