About Uncle Yammy’s Sauces
You may have heard of our BBQ sauce. Yammy (we really call him that) began making this sauce about fifteen years ago. He took a simple recipe his wife used to make 28 years ago and developed the original recipe sauce. Several of our neighbors would cook out together on Saturday night and we would try the newest mix of secret ingredients. We finally settled on a sauce that was sweet with a little bite so it would appeal to most palettes.
We first made the sauce in Captain Toney’s Restaurant in Greenville NC. It took us 5 hours to make 8 cases of sauce. The first store was a local Piggly Wiggly in our hometown, Greenville, NC. Over the summer we were able to expand to 10 Piggly Wigglys in eastern NC. Then a good friend of Uncle Yammy, Mike Stevens, asked him to attend a Goodness Grows in NC food show in Charlotte. There he met the Food Lion folks, who approved the product for 10 stores around Greenville.
Over the next year we were able to expand into approximately 100 stores in eastern NC. Through a lot of hard work, lots of traveling late nights and weekends, delivering the sauce in a weighed down Nissan Sentra, we were able to get the product into several warehouses. We are now in over 2,000 grocery stores and still growing. We now have 5 products; Original Recipe Sauce, Southern Style Sauce, All Purpose Seasoning, Chicken and Rib Rub, and Barbecue Sauce Mix.