SOURCE: Bush's Baked Beans

May 23, 2005 06:00 ET

Bush's® Baked Beans Is Looking for America's Biggest Baked Beans Fan - Is It You?

KNOXVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 -- Memorial Day marks the start of the summer grilling season, a time that baked bean lovers dream about. Long hailed as a favorite cookout side dish, it should come as no surprise that nearly 35 million pounds of baked beans are consumed during the Memorial Day holiday(1). How many baked beans are you planning to eat this summer -- enough to feed the entire neighborhood? If you think baked beans are your dream come true, Bush's wants to know about it!

"To kick off the summer season, we want to find America's Biggest Bush's Baked Beans fan and discover exactly why they think they deserve the honor," said Jay Bush, whose great-grandfather A.J. Bush founded the family bean company. "We can't wait to hear about our fans' endless devotion to our Secret Family Recipe!"

From May 20 through July 25, 2005, baked beans aficionados and U.S. residents ages 18 and older can tell Bush's what makes them "America's Biggest Bush's Baked Beans Fan" in 50 words or less at

One grand prize winner will receive a catered backyard barbecue for 25 guests, complete with a special appearance by famous baked beans spokesduo, Jay Bush and his dog Duke, as well as a one-year supply of Bush's Baked Beans.

About Bush's Baked Beans

Bush's Baked Beans, America's favorite brand of baked beans, is widely recognized for its lovable commercials featuring Jay Bush and his talking dog Duke, who always threatens to reveal the Secret Family Recipe.

Founded in 1908, Bush Brothers & Company is based in Knoxville, Tenn. In addition to the famous baked beans, it offers more than 20 varieties of other beans including kidney, pinto and black. Today, Bush Brothers & Company is still family owned and operated, working for the same ideals that were set forth by A.J. Bush nearly 100 years ago -- ensuring the highest quality and best taste can be found in all their products. Bush's sells one-third of all canned beans in the U.S., making it the top bean brand in the country. For more information, visit

(1) Numbers determined by baked bean sales (more than 35 million pounds) two weeks ending June 5, 2004

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