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Kansas City’s favorite summer BBQ sandwich, The Big Dozier, is back and partial proceeds from each Big Dozier sale go to the benefit Hunter’s Heroes and Hunter’s “Step Up Big” program for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City! In an exciting new twist for 2022, The Big Dozier will not only be available at both Zarda Bar-B-Q locations – The Big Dozier is also available at your favorite Hy-Vee Market Grilles and Hy-Vee Wahlburgers locations!


This one-of-a-kind taste sensation is made with Zarda’s Award-Winning Limited Reserve Burnt Ends, Zarda’s juicy pulled pork, melted provolone cheese, crispy onion straws, and Hunter’s favorite Bar-B-Q sauce (shhh, it’s a secret for now… more to come!) all piled high on a deliciously toasted Roma bun. Did we mention this is The BIG Dozier! You just can’t beat a mouthwatering sandwich that also helps two great causes a good cause!

During the 2021 baseball season, proceeds from the sale of The Big Dozier allowed Hunter and Zarda to make a $15,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. With Hy-Vee joining the partnership, 2022 is going to be even better!

Here’s what Hunter has to say about The Big Dozier:

“This sandwich is truly awesome! It’s definitely the best sandwich I’ve ever had! I’m really excited that Zarda is back in for 2022 and doubly excited that Hy-Vee is now going to be offering The Big Dozier!”

Zarda Bar-B-Q’s COO, Terry Hyer, echoed Hunter’s enthusiasm for this delicious sandwich and the exciting new partnership:

“Hunter did a great job with this – we’re excited to make good on our promise to make the 2022 season even better! Once you’ve had this sandwich, be prepared, it won’t be your last! And with Hy-Vee now offering The Big Dozier too, 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!”

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City CEO, Michael Lawrence, commented:

“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.”

Hy-Vee District Store Director, Zach Jones is also enthusiastic about the new collaboration:

“We are so excited to bring 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!” 

From April 20, 2022, until the end of baseball season, The Big Dozier will be available 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 19 area Hy-Vee Market Grilles and Wahlburgers locations from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Don’t miss out on The Big Dozier – a great sandwich for two great local causes! Stop by your favorite Zarda Bar-B-Q location or Hy-Vee Market Grille or Hy-Vee Wahlburgers location and pick up one (or two) today!


The Big Dozier video Zarda

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