'Southern Living' magazine featuring LS resident Megan Day & Burnt Finger BBQ

Burnt Finger BBQ, a local business bringing the great taste and heritage of Kansas City BBQ to the world, will be featured in the February issue of Southern Living magazine, on newsstands this week.

The magazine’s story, ‘Women on Fire’, takes a look at 9 women who are making their mark on the BBQ industry — from opening restaurants and launching businesses, to bringing home big-time competition wins.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Southern Living for our efforts to spread the word about Kansas City BBQ, the products we sell, and my path to becoming a standout pitmaster,” said Burnt Finger co-owner Megan Day, who the magazine photographed tending the pit in her historic Lee’s Summit neighborhood. “Our spices, rubs and prepared food products represent the best that Kansas City has to offer, and Southern Living is bringing them and my story to a whole new audience.”



Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s Nick Parker had a chance to catch up with the Days prior to an event last year in downtown Lee’s Summit.

Burnt Finger BBQ, founded by Day and her husband, Jason Day, is Kansas City’s premier BBQ competition and food company. Originally known for its internet sensation, Bacon Explosion™, Burnt Finger BBQ now offers a wide variety of BBQ products, including Smokey Kansas City sauces and rubs available in many stores, as well as ribs, pork, chicken drumsticks and other foods available on Home Shopping Network. The company’s products are also sold through its web site. The Days are World Champion pitmasters who have been featured on The Food Network, the “Today Show” and in the Amazon Prime documentary “Smoke and Ribbons.”

“We’re on a mission to bring the great taste of Kansas City BBQ to plates all over the world,” Day said. “Southern Living recognizes great food and cultural achievement, and we’re honored that its editors are featuring us in the magazine.”

Screen Shot 2019-01-19 at 12.08.47 PM.png

Sneak Preview

See the digital spread