Did you know that after World War I, the USA changed the Memorial Day observance from remembering Civil War soldiers to honoring all dead military on May 30? That is true, and historians believe that particular date was chosen because flowers were in bloom at this time of year and could be made into wreaths to place at the gravestones of fallen soldiers.

In 1971, Congress made Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday of May, so it no longer comes on the same date each year. Today, folks gather in memory of the fallen and also to celebrate life on Memorial Day. In fact, most Americans surveyed believe that Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer.


Get Your Grill On, America and Let’s Chow Down!

Here at famous Stubby’s BBQ in Hot Springs, we, too, believe in tradition, and there’s nothing more delicious than a Hot Springs barbecue along with parades, fireworks and apple pie. Whether you’re gathering with a small crowd or a large one, you have tons of tasty options.

You can dust off the grill and show them who’s barbecue boss around gorgeous Hot Springs by cooking up a storm this Memorial Day.

You could also let our masters do all the work to cater and deliver a Hot Springs barbecue right to your doorstep. Can you say yummy?

We’ve got it all from the best in brisket, pork, ham, ribs and chicken, with those amazing fixins’ such as potato salad, slaw and those beautiful beans.

Also, check out our incredible takeout menu to put the wow in your special Memorial Day BBQ.


We Continue the Classic Holiday Tradition

Casual Southern hospitality is what Stubby’s BBQ Restaurant is all about, and our restaurant roots go way back to 1952. These days, Stubby’s is renowned around the world. Folks know us for our spectacular good food, and we believe in keeping up the tradition.

Memorial Day is a solemn day in Hot Springs because we recognize the many sacrifices our fallen soldiers gave to their country. We honor those brave men and women, and we also celebrate every individual and the many freedoms we have been able to enjoy in this great nation.

One tradition many like to do before the Memorial Day BBQ is this one: All Americans are asked to fly flags at half-staff until noon and observe a national moment of remembrance at 3 p.m.


Happy National BBQ Month Wherever You Are

It’s May, and hope springs eternal. Whether you’re planning a Hot Springs barbecue or one in another town or city across the United States, make it a good one. Gather with friends and family, fire up the grill, be safe and count your blessings.

Call Stubby’s BBQ Restaurant at 1.800.36SAUCE or send us a message here: https://stubbys.com/contact/. Better yet, drop by and say “Hi” and “Happy National BBQ Month!”