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L’Jarius Sneed, cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs, has teamed up with Zarda BBQ to make an incredible new sandwich – The KC Takeaway – for an incredible cause, Sneed’s “Turn the Corner” campaign benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City.

The KC Takeaway is a BBQ sandwich lover’s dream! This one of a kind taste sensation starts with a generous portion of Zarda’s award-winning Limited Reserve Burnt Ends, melted Pepper Jack cheese, juicy pulled pork, thin-sliced ham, and Sneed’s favorite Zarda Bar-B-Q sauce (he’s not telling which one – he says it’s a secret!), all piled high on a toasted Roma bun. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your KC Football Game Day as Sneed and the rest of the Chiefs “D” go to work to get their own KC Takeaway on the field!

Better yet, a portion of the proceeds from the KC Takeaway will be donated in support of Sneed’s “Turn the Corner” campaign, which he launched in 2021 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City. Last year, donations raised through “Turn the Corner” helped support existing BBBS KC’s matches by funding sports equipment, camps, swim lessons, musical instruments, and prom attire for Littles. BBBS KC works to make an impact in Kansas City by connecting children with positive role models who help empower them and provide the resources they need to reach their full potential. We have no doubt we can raise even more this season!

The KC Takeaway

The KC Takeaway Sandwich by L’Jarius Sneed and Zarda to benefit BBBS KC.

Try The KC Takeaway for Yourself!

The KC Takeaway is available for the entire 2022-2023 Chiefs season starting Red Friday, September 9, 2022. You can enjoy this mouthwatering sandwich at Zarda locations in Lenexa and Blue Springs for Dine-In, Carry-Out, Drive-Thru, or Order Online.

Hy-Vee has also partnered with Zarda to offer the KC Takeaway at 21 Kansas City metro area, St. Joseph, and Lawrence Hy-Vee Store locations – both at their Hy-Vee Market Grilles and at Wahlburgers within Hy-Vee locations.

Michael Lawrence, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City, commented on the partnership, saying:

“We are honored to have L’Jarius back for another season of Turn the Corner. And to be the recipient of such a great (and delicious) sandwich campaign. We know that the funds raised through Turn the Corner and The KC Takeaway will help support waiting Littles in our community. We are grateful to L’Jarius, Hy-Vee, and Zarda for their efforts in defending potential.” 

Sneed, too, is thrilled about this new partnership with Zarda in support of BBBSKC:

“This is a great sandwich! I knew I wanted those great burnt ends to be a part of it, that, and the Pepper Jack cheese. But with the thin-sliced ham, pulled pork, and the sauce we picked to go with it, the KC Takeaway is definitely off the chain – the best sandwich I’ve ever had. And having it at both Zarda and at all the Hy-Vee stores is pretty awesome – this is going to help a lot of KC kids. With Big Brothers Big Sisters, I’m proud to support an organization that is empowering and defending the potential of children in Kansas City. The kids are our future and the next generation of game-changers, trailblazers, and difference-makers.”

Zarda Bar-B-Q COO, Terry Hyer, echoes his enthusiasm:

“L’Jarius did a great job with this – we’re excited to work with him on this sandwich and increase our commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Trust me, once you’ve tried this sandwich, it won’t be your last! With Hy-Vee also offering The KC Takeaway it means we’ll be able to do even more to help out Big Brothers Big Sisters KC and Turn the Corner – that’s the delicious sauce on the top of it all!”

Zach Jones, Hy-Vee District Store Director, also shared in the excitement:

“We are so excited to bring the The KC Takeaway to our Hy-Vee customers! We’ve had a great relationship with the Chiefs – so being able to do this sandwich with L’Jarius for Big Brothers Big Sisters means a lot. At Hy-Vee, it’s important to us to give back to our community, and to be able to do that while simultaneously bringing a delicious, local BBQ sandwich to our customers makes it even better!”

Sneed has set a goal to raise over $25,000 this season for BBBS KC so they can continue their mission and match even more Littles across the Kansas City metro with more Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Big Couples. Click here to learn more about Sneed’s “Turn the Corner” campaign.

Stop by your favorite Zarda Bar-B-Q location or your local Hy-Vee Market Grille or Hy-Vee Wahlburgers location and try the KC Takeaway for yourself today! This mouthwatering sandwich is only here for the 2022-2023 Chiefs season – make sure you don’t miss it!

Order Online – Blue Springs

Order Online – Lenexa