Cattlemen’s BBQ Sauce

Cattlemen’s BBQ Sauce

Welcome to Cattlemen’s Real Pit Bar B-Q

At Cattlemen’s, expect to tantalize your taste buds with our delicious offering of real pit barbeque ribs, chicken, pork, turkey, beef and our scrumptious Mediterranean beef or chicken kabobs. You can choose from a variety of mouth watering homemade side dishes to make your meal complete.Cattlemen's Our menu is jam packed with vegetable and meat appetizers, such as sweet corn nuggets, broccoli cheddar cheese bites, cheese fries, popcorn chicken and wings and more. Prefer a salad? You can have a salad with your meal or get the all you can eat salad bar, or get your choice of barbeque meat when you order the barbeque salad. Our menu also includes hot wraps, sandwiches, lunch and dinner plates, kabobs, desserts, side orders, drinks, and kid’s meals.

All meats are cooked on our hickory and wood burning real pit and served in a friendly homestyle atmosphere. Come on in and enjoy a satisfiying meal, have a beer or soft drink along with your barbeque and watch what’s playing in sports on TV.

Dine in, take out or call us for catering your next party or event. We have two locations in Jacksonville Florida to serve you; on the Southside on Baymeadows Road and the Beach Blvd area. Check out our dine-in menu. Anything on our dine-in in menu can be ordered as a take out. Check out our catering menu and call us today at – Beach Blvd 647-7420 or Baymeadows 367-8200.

Cattlemen’s Real Pit Bar B-Q Specializes in Catering

Throwing a party or other special event? We specialize in catering any type of event. Our menu includes not only barbecue but many other types of food! We will beat any catering price in town.


What is Memphis in May?

In the world of competitive barbecue, there’s nothing like the World Championship Barbecue Competition at Memphis in May™

Memphis in May™ is one of the premier international competitive barbecue events with more than 250 barbecue teams competing over three-days for $60,000 and Best of BBQ bragging rights. With so much on the line, competitive barbecuers need a sauce they can trust to deliver delicious, award-winning barbecue flavor. Since 1994 every Grand World Champion at Memphis in May has used Cattlemen’s Barbecue Sauce in their winning recipe.

Cattlemen’s is proud of the integral role they play in the award-winning recipes at Memphis in May. Whether cooking competitively at Memphis in May or barbecuing in the backyard, people who know great barbecue have trusted Cattlemen’s Barbecue Sauce since 1960 to deliver rich, delicious, award-winning barbecue flavor.


1917 photo of French’s Staff on Alphonse Street in Rochester. SourceThe Pennant, March, 1964.

Brothers Robert and George French bought a flour mill in 1883 in Fairport, New York. It burned down in 1884 and they relocated the flour mill to Rochester, New York. They named their mill the R.T. French Company. Robert French died in 1893 and brother George became company president. George (who developed the creamy yellow mustard) and another brother, Francis, introduced French’s mustard in 1904.

French’s Cream Salad Mustard ad from 1922.

In 1926, French’s was sold to J.J.Colman (later Reckitt and Colman) of the United Kingdom,[1] nowReckitt Benckiser, a company that produces home care products such as Lysol, Reckit’s Blue andBrasso, as well as other products such as the Frank’s Red Hot condiment line.

In 1928, the Atlantis Sales Corporation was formed as a subsidiary of R. T. French to handle sales and distribution of French’s, Reckitt, and Colman products.[2] Atlantis remained a separate entity through the nineteen-fifties

In 1960, French’s purchased L. C. Forman and Sons Pickle Company of Pittsford, NY. Forman produced a variety of pickle products, including a well-known piccalilli relish.[3]

In 1965, French’s introduced a new line of “Cattlemen’s” barbecue sauce. The line was inaugurated with the trip of a horse-drawn “chuck wagon” from Buffalo, New York, across upstate New York to New York City and then to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June, 1965.[4]

In 1970, the company purchased Widmer Wine Cellars of Naples, New York. The winery was sold in 1983.[5]

In 1985, the company sold its instant potato operations in Shelley, Idaho, to Pillsbury.[6]

In 1986, Reckitt and Colman acquired Durkee Famous Foods; in 1987, the two companies’ headquarters were consolidated in New Jersey.[7][8]

For many years, the fictitious “Carol French” was the face of the company. Her name appeared on numerous recipes and cookbooks, the oldest of which may be Dining Delightsfrom 1948.[9]


Until 1987, French’s headquarters was located at 1 Mustard Street in Rochester, New York. The company continued to have roots in the area until 1987. During its heyday, French’s was a sponsor of the local weather forecast, featuring its address prominently in television advertising. They also were a prominent sponsor of the Rochester Red Wingsbaseball club, often in conjunction with a local brand of hot dogs, Tobin’s First Prize. The former headquarters location at 1 Mustard Street is now home to a variety of professional offices and public agencies.

French’s also had facilities in Shelley, Idaho, for potato products. A plant in Souderton, Pennsylvania, was constructed in 1957 and closed in the 1990s. A plant in Fresno, California, closed in 1994. Manufacturing operations were consolidated in Springfield, Missouri.


At one point R. T. French manufactured a complete line of spices and extracts, mustard and condiments, pickle products, sauce and gravy mixes, instant potato products, and pet care products. The company also owned Widmer Wine Cellars. As of 2012, French’s primarily markets prepared mustards.

French’s Potato Pancake mix was once one of the company’s most popular products. The mix is still available as part of the Hungry Jack line from Smucker’s. (Page for the product on MyBrands)

French’s also makes Worcestershire sauce, a Stadium type mustard, GourMayo, a line of mayonnaise-based products, as well as French’s fried onions which were sold under the Durkee brand name until Reckitt & Colman acquired Durkee.