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Hunter Dozier’s Major League Sandwich, The Big Dozier, is back for another baseball season at Zarda!

Zarda Bar-B-Q and Hunter Dozier of the Kansas City Royals are partnering again to help raise money for two phenomenal local charitable foundations – Hunter’s Heroes and Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Hunter’s delicious Zarda Bar-B-Q creation, the Big Dozier, will be donated to these organizations at the end of the 2023 MLB season.

During the 2022 Royals season, proceeds from sales of The Big Dozier allowed Hunter, Zarda, and Hy-Vee to make a $17,500 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. And 2023 will be even better as Hy-Vee is again partnering with Zarda and Hunter to offer this Big League sandwich all across the metro!

That’s right! You can, of course, pick up as many Big Doziers as you desire from both Zarda locations in Blue Springs and Lenexa, but you can also find the Big Dozier at 18 Hy-Vee Market Grilles and Hy-Vee Walburger locations!

Your New Favorite Summer BBQ Sandwich!

The Big Dozier is a one-of-a-kind taste sensation made with Zarda’s Award-Winning Limited Reserve Burnt Ends, juicy pulled pork, melted provolone cheese, crispy onion straws, and Hunter’s favorite Bar-B-Q sauce – standing tall on a toasted Roma bun. Yum!

Hunter’s thoughts on the Big Dozier:

“This sandwich is truly awesome! It’s definitely the best sandwich I’ve ever had! I’m really excited that Zarda and Hy-Vee are back in for 2023 offering The Big Dozier.”

Terry Hyer, Zarda Bar-B-Q COO, is just as excited as Hunter for the return of this partnership:

“Hunter did a great job with this – we’re excited to make good on our promise to make the 2023 season even better! Once you’ve had this sandwich, be prepared, it won’t be your last! And with Hy-Vee again offering The Big Dozier, it means we’ll be able to do even more to help out Big Brothers Big Sisters KC and Hunter’s Heroes – that’s the delicious sauce on the top!”

Offering the Big Dozier at Hy-Vee played a big part is getting this delicious sandwich to more people and helping raise even more money for these two awesome organizations. Zach Jones, Hy-Vee District Store Director agrees:

“We are so excited to bring back the Big Dozier sandwich to our Hy-Vee customers! It’s important to us, at Hy-Vee, to give back to our community and to be able to do that while simultaneously bringing a quality, delicious, local BBQ sandwich to our customers, we think this is a home run!”

And Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City CEO, Michael Lawrence, couldn’t be happier to see the return of the Big Dozier:

“We are honored to be the recipient of such a great (and tasty!) campaign. We know that the funds raised will help support waiting littles in our community. We are grateful to Hunter, Hy-Vee, and Zarda for their efforts in defending potential.”

The Big Dozier is $11.99 now through the end of the 2023 baseball season at both Zarda locations (Lenexa and Blue Springs), for dine-in, carryout, drive-thru, and online ordering at Additionally, the Big Dozier will be available at all 18 area Hy-Vee Market Grilles and Wahlburgers locations from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Ready to chow down on your own Big Dozier? Order online now!

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Don’t miss out on Kansas City’s favorite baseball season sandwich – The Big Dozier!


UPDATE: While Zarda is sad to see that Hunter Dozier is leaving the Kansas City Royals, The Big Dozier is here to stay for the remainder of this year’s baseball season! Zarda Bar-B-Q and Hy-Vee will still be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Big Dozier to Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City.


Watch the video below to see Hunter Dozier and Terry Hyer, Zarda Bar-B-Q COO, make the Big Dozier!