As an independently owned and operated business serving the local community, we understand what it means to create longstanding relationships within the towns and villages that our smokers reside. It only makes sense to us to give back to those that drive our business: our neighbors.


Q-CARES: We created Q-Cares as a way to directly influence the neighborhoods and people who dine in our restaurants. Q-Cares is our partial proceeds fundraising program, in which we host your organization/club for a day and help raise money for your cause. To set up your Q-Cares date, stop in your local Q and see the Manager or drop us an email at

THE H FOUNDATION: For the past 16 years, one of the Q-BBQ founders, John Rot, has acted as President for the H-Foundation board, helping them to raise over $5 million in the name of basic science cancer research. Having donated nearly every dollar raised to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, the H Foundation donations have literally turned into over $35 Million of research dollars towards finding a cure. Q-BBQ is a proud partner and sponsor of their annual fundraiser, the Goombay Bash. To learn more or to attend the Goombay Bash, please visit