SOURCE: Bush's Baked Beans

March 26, 2008 10:28 ET

New Grillin' Beans™ Go Beyond The Bun

Four New Varieties From Bush Brothers & Company Provide the Perfect Complement to Chicken, Steak and Chops

KNOXVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - With as many as 12.4 billion grilled meals eaten each year(1), it's no wonder consumers use familiar recipes and serve the same sides over and over. Now just in time for its 100th anniversary, Bush Brothers & Company helps put an end to the monotony with new Grillin' Beans™, the first line of premium prepared beans specifically formulated to complement top-quality chicken, steak and chops.

Tempting Tastebuds

Grillin' Beans feature bold flavors, thick dark sauces and extra ingredients such as bell peppers and onions to spice up any meal. They can be heated on the grill, prepared on the stovetop, or popped in the microwave and are available in four varieties:

--  Steakhouse Recipe - an authentic blend of beans and brown sugar
    simmered in a robust steak sauce
--  Southern Pit Barbecue - slow-cooked beans in a rich barbecue sauce for
    an authentic grilled flavor
--  Bourbon and Brown Sugar - robust beans with a touch of natural bourbon
    flavor
--  Smokehouse Tradition - tender beans simmered in a sweet and smoky
    sauce
    

Get Grilling

While baked beans have always been a staple side dish to hamburgers and hot dogs, new Grillin' Beans enhance top-quality grilled favorites like chicken, steak and chop dishes.

"I've seen an increase in the variety of foods people are preparing on the grill -- from chicken kebabs to flat-iron steaks and even whole roasts," says Rick Browne, renowned barbecue and grilling expert, and host of the popular PBS show, "Barbecue America." "And now with Bush's Grillin' Beans, we have the perfect accompaniment!"

Grillin' Beans are available now at grocery and superstore retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.89. Each 22-ounce can serves three to five people.

The Quest for the Perfect Pair

Do you have a homemade chicken, steak or chop recipe? Grab your video camera and show us how your unique recipe is the "perfect pair" to one of the new Grillin' Beans flavors. Visit www.bushbeans.com to learn more and enter the contest for a chance to win $5,000 for a backyard makeover.

About Bush Brothers & Company

Founded in 1908, Bush Brothers & Company is based in Knoxville, Tenn. In addition to the famous baked beans, it offers Homestyle Chili and 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 www.bushbeans.com.

For Grillin' Beans JPEGS or product samples please contact Jennifer Paull at 312-240-2835 or jennifer.paull@edelman.com.

(1) Consumption Trac 2005, Bush Brothers & Company proprietary research

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