Mad Anthony owners, Todd Grantham and Jeff Neels along with their friend Stefan Kelley, a networks services manager for Logikos, partnered to form Shigs In Pit Competition BBQ Team. Our team competed in nationally sanctioned BBQ events throughout the Midwest.

In 2012, Owners Jeff Neels, Todd Grantham and Blaine Stuckey transformed the Shigs In Pit BBQ Competition Team into a brick and mortar restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne. The success of that restaurant and being voted best BBQ in Indiana allowed the group to open two new Shigs In Pit restaurants in Fort Wayne.

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We Were Hooked!

In 2005, Kelley and Grantham, entered a local rib contest and won top honors. We took our winnings and friend Jeff Neels to our first Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest in Madison, IN where we received a 6th place in chicken.

In a few short years the team has amassed Eleven Kansas City Barbecue Society Grand Championships, Five Reserve Grand Championships and won numerous awards for our smoked meats. We have been invited to cook in some of the most prestigious events in the country including the American Royal in Kansas City, MO, and The Jack Daniel’s World Invitational in Lynchburg, TN.

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Voted Fort Wayne’s Best Catering 2 times

As we continue to travel and compete around the country, the owners are bringing their championship style BBQ to the Mad Anthony catering menu.

Our goal is to provide the finest ingredients and quality service at a fair price. We have positioned ourselves to offer a wide variety of smoked meats and outstanding side dishes. Choose from casual or elegant buffets or let us customize a menu to fit your needs. We offer full bar service, linen service, and on-site staffing.

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Award Winning BBQ

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12 Time KCBS Grand Champions

Grand Champion - Sharonville, Ohio State Championship 2008

Grand Champion - Ohio Smoked Meat Festival Nelsonville, OH 2008

Grand Champion - Bean Blossom Nashville, IN 2008

Grand Champion - Taste of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI 2008

Grand Champion - Rotary Fest Elk Grove, IL 2009

Grand Champion - Bean Blossom Nashville, IN 2009

Grand Champion - College Football Hall of Fame, 2010

Grand Champion - Greenfield Rotary Bands & BBQ, 2010

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6 Time Reserve Grand Champions

2008 Q for the Kids Fairbanks, IN

2008 Great Goshen Grillout Goshen, IN

2009 Q for the Kids Fairbanks, IN

2009 Grillin & Chillin Owensboro, KY

2009 Ohio Smoked Meat Festival Nelsonville, OH

2011 College Football Hall of Fame South Bend, IN

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Mouthwatering championship style BBQ in the heart of Fort Wayne.