5 Summer BBQ must-haves

June 30

Fourth of July is right around the corner! Nothing beats celebrating the holiday with a summer BBQ. Whether you prefer propane or charcoal, (we won’t get into that debate,) there are some items your summer BBQ must have.

Unique Appetizers

Kabobs are one of the easiest and most crowd-pleasing dishes you can make. These will wow your guests (and keep them happy while the main course is cooking!)

One of our favorite skewer recipes are our Cola Glazed Ham Kabobs.

Fresh veggies and sweet Kunzler ham – what’s not to love? Pro-tip: make sure you have the skewers, nothing is worse than all that prep and forgetting those.


Great drinks are just as important as the food. Whether it’s cold sodas, beer or a specialty cocktail for the grown-ups, refer to your guest list and visit Pinterest for some great inspiration!


Your entertainment will dictate the feel of your BBQ. Having music playing on a portable Bluetooth speaker will liven up your get-together. For the younger (or young-at-heart) party-guests, having board or lawn games can bring people together and get them talking to folks they never have before. We recommend corn hole, always a crowd favorite, if you have the space.


This may seem obvious (or silly)! But it’s easy in the heat of the moment to forget to photograph your get-together. Memories fade but photos last forever. Capture some images of your guests and all the hard work you put into making their day a special one!

Kunzler Grill Franks

The main course is the star of every BBQ and that’s never more true than with Kunzler Grill Franks. Smokey and flavorful, these are sure to delight your guests. For more than 100 years, we’ve provided the centerpieces of summer BBQs. Check your local grocery store and ask them for “Kunzler Franks.” You and your guests will love them, we guarantee it!

As always, Kunzler wishes you a safe and happy holiday. If you use our products, let us know! Share on social media with the hashtag #kunzlerco or @kunzlerco.

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