Chicago-based retail chain Mariano’s is expanding its prepared food offerings through a deal with an area barbecue chain.
Mariano’s will open Pork & Mindy’s BBQ locations inside dozens of its stores, according to Pork & Mindy’s. “We’re bringing Sangwiches, Tottys and a bunch of new grab-and-go items you can only get at Mariano’s,” according to the company.
Pork & Mindy’s “Sandwich King" Jeff Mauro, host of The Food Network’s “Sandwich King” and co-host of “The Kitchen,” will head up official “Rib-Cutting” events Mariano’s stores on March 16 and March 20 in the Chicago area.
Pork & Mindy’s has six locations in Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis.