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Former NFL Quarterback Eli Manning Hosted an Exclusive Huddle and Tour to Celebrate the Grand Opening of BBQGuys West Palm Beach Backyard Design Center on May 9

Coinciding with the start of National BBQ Month and the kick-off of summer,, the leading specialty e-commerce platform for all things backyard – grills, outdoor kitchens, furniture and more – hosted an exclusive huddle and tour of its brand-new West Palm Beach Backyard Design Center in partnership with Teak + Table Outdoor with former NFL Quarterback Eli Manning on May 9.

Owned by Brand Velocity Group (BVG), the private equity firm in which Manning is a partner, BBQGuys brings more than 25 years of industry experience in the outdoor living space and an impressive track record of product innovation. The West Palm Beach Backyard Design Center is BBQGuys’ third design center in the U.S., with existing destinations in Atlanta, Georgia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and plans to expand into additional strategic markets across the U.S.

During the event, guests had the opportunity to exclusively experience the new Backyard Design Center and learn about BBQGuys’ business concept from Manning as well as Russ Wheeler, CEO of BBQGuys, and Brand Velocity Group Founding and Managing Partner Steve Lebowitz. While enjoying light refreshments, guests explored and interacted with BBQGuys’ innovative outdoor kitchens and top-of-the-line grills, outdoor living accessories, and outdoor furniture, including design center partner Teak + Table’s designs.

Conveniently located at 500 Palm Street in the Flamingo Park Historic District, the 8,000-square-foot BBQGuys Backyard Design Center features beautiful and innovative outdoor kitchens and equipment, top-of-the-line grills, smokers, fire pits, outdoor furniture and outdoor lifestyle products from brand partners including Blaze, Lynx, DCS, Kalamazoo, Urban Bonfire, Hestan, Twin Eagles, Alfresco, Fire Magic, Napoleon, Mont Alpi, Everdure, Kamado Joe, Recteq, Forno Venetzia and many others.

BBQGuys Backyard Design Center is South Florida’s answer to designing a dream backyard, allowing consumers – ranging from homeowners and commercial clients to designers and contractors – to shop how, when and where they like. As the only e-commerce retailer solely focused on backyard living in the U.S., BBQGuys knows that the easiest way for customers to decide if a product is right for a space is to see it for themselves. It also provides customers with a turnkey experience showcasing completed backyards and offering complimentary 3D design services custom-tailored to their preferences and style.

About BBQGuys:

When BBQGuys opened its doors as a Louisiana-based brick-and-mortar store in 1998, our mission was simple: provide the very best in grilling and outdoor living to those who, like us, were Born to Grill™. Twenty-five (plus) years and a .com later, we’re helping everyone live their best life in their backyards. Our products and services are the foundation for communities to create core memories in nature, at home. We are committed to employing our nearby communities and giving back to populations, both local and national, that can benefit from our products and services, especially during times of need. Through a team of outdoor living experts from diverse backgrounds, a fully vetted product catalog, and design services that help customers create their own personal haven, we are the only company dedicated 100% to extending the comforts of home into the outside of home. By curating the very best of grilling and outdoor living, we believe everyone can realize the full value of an inside-out home experience. Life is better in your backyard™. BBQGuys is owned by Brand Velocity Group (BVG), a private equity firm founded in 2019 in which former NFL Quarterback Eli Manning is a partner. For more information, visit

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