Knackies has its roots in the tiny community of Inman, Kansas. Kay Knackstedt started a small commercial bakery in her home in 1990. Then, due to customer requests, she started catering on a part-time basis. Steve, Kay's husband, was pouring sauce and basting ribs in the evenings to help the little business. Only five years later, Steve decided to enter the business on a full time basis.
Thus started, Knackies BBQ-Deli & Bakery in the hometown of Inman. It was a small eatery with dine-in and carry-out service.
Meanwhile, Steve secretly went to work in the kitchen developing a "house" BBQ sauce. In order to meet customer demand, the sauce was bottled in easily accessible "bear" bottles with flip top lids. Thus the name Bear-B-Cue!
Between the family responsibillities (yes, we have three very active boys: Jade is 11, Dawson is 7, and Baxter is 6) and the sauce business, it was decided to close the small eatery in November of 1999. We could stretch ourselves only so far!
Again Welcome to Knackies Bear-B-Cue!
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Phone: 620-585-2799 -- Fax: 620-585-6632
200 South Main -- Inman, KS 67546
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