Lucky’s Q


Team Captain: Justin McGlaun

Qualifying Event: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Grand Champion

Favorite Category: Brisket

Hometown: Denver, IA

Biography: Formed in 2009 with just a homemade stickburner, an ugly drum smoker and a love to cook good barbecue, Lucky’s Q has been a force to be reckoned with on the barbecue circuit. Originating out of the small town Denver, Iowa, "the mile wide, not the mile high," Lucky's Q competes against the best in the barbecue world on a weekly basis. In their eighth professional contest, Lucky's Q received their first grand championship, which fueled the team’s fire to enter more competitions. The team competed in 18 contests alone in 2011, including being drawn to compete at the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue. This past year, Lucky's Q has won grand champion honors in three contests, including the event that qualified them for the Kingsford Invitational, the Sam's Club National BBQ Tour Championship in Bentonville, Ark. Lucky’s Q is unique from other competition barbecue teams in that their head chef, Justin McGlaun, is allergic to pork! With the help of his wife Kate and some very good friends, he has been able to perfect the taste and tenderness that has earned the team grand champion status. Currently the team members include Justin and his wife, Kate, their 15 month old son Gavin, and a handful of good friends.