Rocket Fuel BBQ sauce makes its debut in United Supermarkets & Market Street

MIDLAND, Texas, and ODESSA, Texas — Starting in late January, local favorite Rocket Fuel BBQ sauce will make its debut in United Supermarkets and Market Street locations across the Permian Basin.

Since 1986, Michael’s Charcoal Grill in Midland has provided delicious BBQ, burgers and sandwiches to the people of West Texas. Michael Shapira, the founder of the Grill, also became known for his now-famous BBQ sauce. Although initially developed to coat ribs, Rocket Fuel BBQ sauce goes with almost any meat.

Like anyone who makes food, Michael’s dream of spreading his culinary creation to as many people as possible has always been a goal. Moving the sauce onto the shelves of United Supermarkets and Market Street is just another step towards that dream.

“Since Michael first starting mixing this sauce, it was always his dream to take things to the next level,” said Alex King, with Michael’s Charcoal Grill. “Over the last two to three years, his dream has become reality! We appreciate the whole team with United who helped make this such an easy process. We look forward to moving even further with such great supporter of local brands!”

For the team at United Supermarkets and Market Street, supporting local brands like Rocket Fuel BBQ sauce has always been part of the mission.

“We love our communities and the people who live within them,” said John Jameson, regional vice president for The United Family. “Supporting local brands and giving them a platform to succeed is something that is very important to us. We take pride in helping make our communities stronger — supporting local businesses is part of that. We look forward to this new partnership, and hope everyone enjoys the Rocket Fuel!”

For guests in the area, Rocket Full BBQ sauce will be out for free sampling at the Midland Market Street from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28.

Media Contacts:

Nancy Sharp                                                                                    Joey Marcades

Corporate Engagement Director                                                      Communications Manager

O: 806.791.7463                                                                              O: 806.791.8196

C: 806.786.1363                                                                               C: 806.281.8078

nsharp@unitedtexas.com                                                              jmarcades@unitedtexas.com  

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About The United Family®

In its 106th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family ® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, Inc For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.


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