A Remarkable Beginning

Started by Russ Fiorella in Kansas City back in 1957, Jack Stack began as a traditional storefront barbecue stand with a modest selection of five to six items. Jack Fiorella, the eldest son, worked with his father until 1974, when he decided to branch off and start Fiorella's Jack Stack of Martin City.

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Making History with Hickory

To stand out in the competitive Kansas City barbecue scene of the mid 1970s, Jack Fiorella and his wife, Delores, began cooking gourmet meats over hickory wood and created the most extensive barbecue menu in the country. The menu included Certified Angus Beef® Steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning Lamb Ribs and mouthwatering side dishes like Hickory Pit Beans and Cheesy Corn Bake.

Today, Jack Stack Barbecue is in its fourth generation of Fiorella family ownership and has evolved into the largest wood-fired cookery in the United States. Along with its six KC area restaurants, Jack Stack operates a full-service catering business, nationwide shipping engine and an event venue in southern Johnson County.

Our Pit Masters

pitmastersTim KeeganHEAD PIT MASTER
pitmasterTommy KupczykMARTIN CITY PIT MASTER
pitmasterLogan GaspardFREIGHT HOUSE PIT MASTER
pitmasterJonas TreddenickPLAZA PIT MASTER
pitmasterRory AsherLEE'S SUMMIT PIT MASTER
pitmasterJoshua BroderickLENEXA PIT MASTER

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