Our Story

Izzi 'Que Barbeque was founded by Tony Izzi III of Shelby, NC. With the help of his daughter, Ashley Izzi Beason, and the encouragement of many others, Izzi 'Que Barbeque has evolved into what it is today.


Tony began cooking barbeque for his family many years ago for special occasions and the Holidays. As the years passed, his love for outdoor cooking and his passion for turning out great barbeque grew and he began offering to cook for his close friends and extended family. Thanks to their idea, opinions and palates, the meats, rubs and sauces came to life.


After many midnight cooks, early mornings and very long nights, Tony and Ashley decided to take Izzi 'Que Barbeque where it had never been before: Public!