History

My name is Michael De Los Santos or Mike D hence the name. Mike D's BBQ is an award winning line of signature BBQ sauces and all-purpose dry rubs. Our sauces are a twist on the traditional BBQ sauce with some unique seasonings and spice levels. A core ingredient of our BIG Sauce is our all-purpose dry rub which is great with beef, pork, any bird, or vegetable. Our Sweet and Spicy rub is the heart of our Spicy BBQ Sauce. Whether you are in your kitchen, backyard grilling, or smoking our sauces and rubs are the perfect flavor compliment by not overpowering the natural flavor of the meat or vegetables.

This business is the result of a long process of refining my sauces and rubs to meet my desired flavor and then share it with the world. I am a BBQ junkie, and was intrigued by the various sauces and rubs on the market. I eventually decided that to find what I thought was the perfect combination of sweet, smoky, and a little bite, I would need to create my own! 

In 2009, a spicy version of the sauce was entered into a competition for amateur sauce makers in North Carolina. My spicy BBQ sauce came in 3rd place overall and 2nd in its division! Since that time, friends and family have encouraged me to take his product from the backyard to the masses and that is where we are today.

In 2014, our first full year of business we met our sales goal and have seen strong, steady growth ever since. In 2015, we launched our Sweet & Spicy rub and in 2016 we had our biggest growth year to date (120%). Since then, we have seen all of our products win awards, including a World Champion for our all purpose rub! Check out the awards and media/press tabs to see all the exciting things that have happened to us! 
  • Memberships: NC Specialty Foods Association, Got To Be NC
  • Proud Sponsor of #39 Ryan Sieg and RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series