Saddleback BBQ Received a Letter From Governor Whitmer!

We want to thank Governor Whitmer for this very thoughtful letter! Thank you to our Customers, Subscribers, & Employees that made it all possible. We are all in this together!

“On behalf of the State of Michigan, I want to express my gratitude for all that your small business has done to help our state get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst historic challenges, you rolled up your sleeves and pitched in to help your fellow Michiganders. By donating meals to children in need during COVID-19, you put the well-being of others first and made a difference in your community. I could not be prouder of the resilience, creativity, and compassion that your business has shown. Thanks to hardworking, selfless Michiganders like your team at Saddleback BBQ, we are emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever.” – Gretchen Whitmer. Governor of Michigan.

This is also such a relief because as you may recall, we wrote a very respectful letter to the Governor which was signed by 100+ other restaurants and bars. At the time we wrote it, we were very worried that it would be seen in a negative light. This letter shows us that our worries were unneeded.

We are extremely delighted that she recognized that we were being respectful of her important role in the state and that we were only sharing the perspective of many in our industry at the time. It’s such a breath of fresh air that we could have a disagreement while being respectful and courteous to one another.

If you’d like to learn more about what Saddleback BBQ, our Customers, our Subscribers, and our amazing employees did during COVID, go here!

Thank you so much!

Travis Stoliker & Matt Gillett