RUDY’S “COUNTRY STORE” AND BAR-B-Q CELEBRATES 175 YEARS OF TEXAS INDEPENDENCE BY OFFERING A QUARTER POUND OF BRISKET FOR 32-CENTS ON MARCH 2ND FROM 2 P.M. TO 4 P.M.

Each 32-cent payment during special discount hours plus 50 cents for every new Facebook “Like” and Twitter follower from February 23rd to March 2nd will be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital

LAKEWAY, TX, February 24, 2011 – Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q celebrates 175 years of Texas Independence by offering a quarter pound of its famous brisket for 32 cents on March 2nd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each 32 cent payment collected during the special offer hours will be donated to Texas Children’s Hospital.

In addition, 50 cents will be added to the donation for every new Facebook “Like” (http://facebook.com/rudysbbq) and Twitter follower (http://twitter.com/rudysbbq) as part of Rudy’s Bar-B-Q’s Follow2Support program, a cause-related social media initiative that benefits charities.

“Rudy’s Bar-B-Q is proud of its Texas roots. We are looking forward to celebrating 175 years of Texas Independence by offering a quarter pound of brisket for 32-cents signifying the importance of the date, March 2nd (3/2), and at the same time, help a great cause,” said Pete Bassett, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q VP of Operations. “This is the second year we have rolled out this special offer to our guests so we hope it becomes an annual tradition.”

Last year, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q raised more than $10,000 for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund with its Texas Independence Day special offer and Follow2Support initiative.

The special offer is limited to one per customer and is only available at participating Rudy’s Bar-B-Q locations. Guests can contact their local Rudy’s Bar-B-Q to determine whether it is participating in this special promotion or by visiting Rudy’s Follow2Support website at http://rudys.com/follow2support.

ABOUT RUDY’S “COUNTRY STORE” AND BAR-B-Q

Since 1989, Rudy´s "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has been serving up genuine Texas Bar-B-Q to folks in the Southwest USA.  Rudy’s Bar-B-Q pits are 100% wood fired with oak. Along with time and oak, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q cooks with a dry spice that ensures perfectly smoked bar-b-q every visit. It is best served with Rudy’s famous "Sause.” Rudy’s Bar-B-Q now ships meat and sells its famous “Sause,” rubs and merchandise online at http://www.rudys.com. You can follow Rudy’s Bar-B-Q on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rudysbbq and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/rudysbbq.