Rosedale BBQ: Fired Up Since 1934

March 25th 2011 -

Working on this site made me hungry! Nestled in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas is one of the country’s finest barbecues. Rosedale BBQ boasts over seventy-five years of delicious barbecue and friendly, prompt service. Founded by Anthony Rieke and wife Alda and brother- in-law Anthony "Tony" Sieleman on July 4, 1934, Rosedale Bar B Que began as a neighborhood hot dog and beer stand known as "The Bucket Shop."

Rosedale came to us for a custom website design, while working with Patronpath on their point of sale system. They were eager to get the site live, and have been very interested in learning more about social media, and how those online branding efforts can help drive traffic. They are running a successful Facebook campaign, and want to get into Twitter. They are even kicking around the idea of a blog, which has been integrated into their iWorksite solution.

Rosedale was a treat to work with, and the next time I am in Kansas City, you can rest assure I will be getting a first hand experience of their ribs! Their new website offers a custom design with a more realistic finish than what they had before. The background was used to model the experience that you would get when you visit a Rosedale location.

One thing they wanted to focus on with the new website was imagery. They wanted to show their food, but also wanted to show some history of the establishment by show casing images of the founders, and the progression of what the store used to look like. It gives the site a certain mystique and does help you feel more a part of the story.

Rosedale BBQ is ready to serve you some of the best ribs around. What’s your favorite BBQ joint?