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Our Products

Simply Marvelous rubs and seasonings are some of the most versatile products I have ever used. Their originality in flavors, depth, and quality easily adds a signature flavor to whatever you are preparing. They are uniquely versatile in they can be used every day at home, in a commercial food service setting, and of course in BBQ competitions! - Scott Rodriguez: Senior Vice President of Culinary & Kitchen Innovation, BJ's Restaurants / Pitmaster, Toot & Stinky's Cali-Q

Simply Marvelous products were a game changer for our completion BBQ entries. We have be using them for the last 6 years and have won several awards in all four KCBS categories. We also use the Simply Marvelous line of products in our catering and vending business and these products were a major contributor to us selling out at most events! The amount of knowledge, caring and high-quality ingredients that Steph puts into his products is second to none. - Nicole Humphrey: Owner & Smoker Specialist, Humphreys BBQ Inc., Smokers & Accessories

Our company has been doing business with Steph Franklin for 3 years. The level of service we have received since day one has exceeded our expectations. The quality of the products is what keeps us coming back, all seasonings are made to order which guarantees the best flavors and longest shelf life! Whether you're in your backyard or at a pro BBQ contest Simply Marvelous delivers every single time! - Chris Webb: Co-owner, Proud Souls Barbecue & Provisions

Simply Marvelous BBQ rubs have been my go-to since 2011. While using Simply Marvelous, I have received many top ten calls on the competitions circuit as well as numerous awards including first place brisket, overall team of the year, and a consistent standing in the top ten Team of the Year awards. My favorites, Trinity, Peppered Cow and Season All, are invaluable components of my award-winning recipes. - Sylvie Curry: Pitmaster, Lady of Q / As seen on Netflix's, The American Barbecue Showdown

Simply put, Simply Marvelous BBQ rubs are what put our BBQ team on the path to win world championship BBQ competitions. There's not a better BBQ rub on the market. - Andy Allen: Social Media Manager, Green Mountain Grills / Pitmaster, Rooftop Barbecue

Top 5 Best Sellers

#1 - To date, our most popular rub is Cherry. A crowd favorite since hitting the market in 2010, we attribute the success of this rub to the quality ingredients used in its production. Cherry rub is adored by postmasters, backyard grillers, and home cooks alike.

#2 - Although there are other apple-based rubs out there, Spicy Apple delivers on flavor in a way our competitors do not. The exquisite blend of sweet apple and spicy heat make this rub a widespread success.

#3 - Sweet Seduction may very well be the most unique barbeque rub on the market today. Though some have tried, this rub's flavor is unmatched, and its beautiful enticing color has not be duplicated.

#4 - Offering that savory bite that pairs harmoniously with beef, Peppered Cow is favored among fans for its peppery citrus notes that make the meat the start of the show. From high-end cuts to grilled burgers, this rub works beautifully. It's even great as a seasoning for vegetable side dishes.

#5 - Pecan is a savory rub with a hint of spice and sweet. Our trade secret been gives this rub a unique nuttiness that offers a distinctive flavor among barbeque rubs.


Simply Marvelous BBQ provided not only the best food I've ever had, but they are some of the best people that I have ever worked with. Wedding food is not usually memorable, at least not in a good way, but almost 2 years after the wedding my friends are still raving about the smoked turkey breast and raspberry chipotle sauce. This is a winning combination and I definitely recommend these guys to anyone for any event! The only downfall, once you taste Simply Marvelous you won't want any other BBQ, ever! - Jacques Z.

I just want to say that Stephan Franklin is just amazing at catering, he just recently catered my daughter's wedding at my home and I still hear the raves about his wonderful food and staff, Stephan and his team were such a god send to my family and the food omg is soooo delicious. Everyone loved the beautiful set up and I thoroughly enjoyed how much love they put into what they serve, so professional and courteous, I could not have asked for more. You made my daughter's wedding a day to remember. - Angela M.

Simply Marvelous has catered several events that I've been to and all they do is delicious - the meat is tender and crispy in all the right places and their BBQ sauces are the best - spicy/tangy/sweet balance! - Lisa L.