Why Small Businesses Matter in Ridgefield: Odeen's BBQ

Why Small Businesses Matter

Shop small, do big things for your community

Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Odeen's BBQ!

Four questions with John Lloyd, co-founder of Odeen's BBQ.

Why did you start your business?

It was a way to introduce to our community our love of quality bbq and genuine service!

What is your best-selling product/service?

Our best-selling product/service is our special event catering - we book out our calendar far in advance because of our reputation for upscale events in beautiful outdoor locations.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

Our offering is supported by innumerable local businesses we collaborate with, whose integrity and values we rely on to make sure our difficult job gets executed as well as possible.

They include Omaha Beef in Danbury, Ace Endico, Star distributors, Brescombe Barton distributors, Millstone Farm, HennyPenny Farm, Hickories Organic Farm, Nod Hill Brewery… the list goes on!

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

Our business is in a perpetual state of reimagination as we continue to evolve and grow in this market segment that is equally challenging and rewarding. We have grown from a street vendor to an acclaimed high-end wedding caterer while staying true to our values, and we look forward to a promising future.

John and his team would like to nominate The Cake Box to be featured next!

Odeen's BBQ is located at 545 Ridgebury Road - at the Ridgefield Golf Course. Visit Odeen's BBQ online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!


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