Episode 59: Brian Rodgers, Serial Entrepreneur and Plant-Based BBQ Expert

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When I began eating a plant-based diet a few months ago, I didn’t make a big to-do about it on social media, I didn’t write blog posts about it (I guess until now! LOL), and beyond my family and posting a few photos to a plant-based Facebook support group, I pretty much kept it to myself outside of mentioning it publicly one time.

As you may know, I love to eat have long been a foodie. I even have a (much-neglected) food blog. I’ve been able to fairly easily convert most of my family’s favorite meals into plant-based fare. However, one of the types of cuisine I really have missed since going plant-based is barbeque. Enter my guest today: Brian Rodgers, who kept popping up in my Facebook feed. You see, he fascinated me because he has a plant-based BBQ business. WHAT?! And not only that, in less than a year after he himself began eating a plant-based diet, he’d lost more than 100 pounds!!

Before all that, Brian was already a successful business owner and entrepreneur. Look at this laundry list of awesomeness:

  • 2 X Baseball Converse Collegiate All America
  • Played in The Cape Cod Baseball League
  • Sold over 2 Billion Dollars in products and services
  • Owned a restaurant, catering company, coffee shop and Live music venue
  • Early Investor in over 20 small businesses
  • Married college sweetheart and has been married more than 20 years
  • Learned to Speed read and have Read close to 50,000 books
  • Wrote his own scripting language
  • Wrote the first ever online secure mortgage application
  • His Sauce won 1st place in the biggest BBQ competition in the world
  • Created the first ever online fan club for musicians and comedians
  • Built and Successfully Exited Two Multi-Million Dollar Companies

I had to find out more about all this. After I invited Brian to be my guest, he generously sent me a care package filled with unusual and exciting BBQ seasonings, sauces, and even an on-the-stove smoker! All of it branded to his new Fool’s Gold Plant Based BBQ business. It turns out you CAN eat BBQ and it CAN be healthy! WOO HOO!! (I mean just look at that photo and tell me your mouth isn’t watering right now like mine is!)

Here’s a bit more from Brian’s official bio:

Brian Rodgers is widely considered the world’s foremost expert on Plant Based BBQ and creator of the first-ever complete line of BBQ sauces & rubs made specifically for this new, healthy food category . He’s a respected Pitmaster in the BBQ community after repeatedly dominating competitions with his award-winning recipes year after year.

But at only age 44, Brian was suddenly diagnosed with SIX life-threatening diseases
and labelled morbidly obese. While determined to beat death, he refused gastric bypass surgery and instead relied on his 30 years’ BBQ experience and his unique knowledge of plant-based food to literally heal himself. Miraculously, within just 6 short months, Brian was off all medications, reversed all six diseases and had lost an astonishing 120 pounds!

While family and friends were overjoyed, they weren’t surprised either. Brian’s also a successful entrepreneur, software architect, investor, author and philanthropist. After selling two multi-million dollar companies he founded, Brian is sought after for private consulting and to speak with audiences of pitmasters, restaurateurs, schools, families, and health enthusiasts around the globe. He now focuses on his mission of spreading the word online and via radio & television appearances about the dangers of childhood obesity and the incredible health & lifestyle benefits of his unique style of Plant Based BBQ.

Brian is a faith-filled and devoted family man living in Colorado with his wife and son where they enjoy skiing, collecting rare sports memorabilia, cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs and backyard BBQs, of course! Find out more about Brian, see his amazing before and after photos, and order his BBQ salt-free rubs, spices, sauces, and seasonings (also with a few smoked salts as well) right here.