- Hasty Bake 75th Anniversary
Hasty Bake 75th Anniversary
Hasty Bake Grills Celebrates Their 75th Anniversary
Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills, the pioneer of the original backyard barbecue grill, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Pre-dating all other competitors in charcoal grilling, WWII hero Grant Hastings established the company in 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma after inventing what would become the standard for an outdoor backyard grill for generations to come.
Throughout its history, Hasty Bake has made very few changes, opting to keep the majority of its iconic design intact so that it performs exactly as its founder intended. Still manufactured by hand in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and using all American-made products, they are known as one of the most versatile charcoal grills on the market.
“The first time I tried food off of a Hasty Bake I was hooked. It quickly became the only cooker I ever used. We have a fanatical community of fans for a reason – there’s absolutely nothing on the market that cooks like a Hasty Bake,” says Nick Parsons, Vice President of Marketing and Operations.
The 75th anniversary has also inspired the company to embrace its history with a new iteration of one of the most iconic grills it has ever produced – the Model 100 “coffin top,” named for its resemblance to a casket. This new “coffin top,” dubbed Model 175, is shaped exactly like the original of the early ’50s, but features all the modern amenities of current models, along with some special add-ons. First released at Hasty Bake’s annual GrillFest event in Tulsa, on June 3rd, the Model 175 will be available through the end of 2023. Only 75 of these commemorative grills will be produced and the MSRP is $1699.
“75 years of grit and determination has put us at the forefront of the American backyard barbecue industry,” says Richard Alexander, Owner and President of Hasty Bake. “Our grills are made to be passed down from generation to generation, and we’re committed to manufacturing the highest quality grills possible for those future generations,”