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The world’s largest touring grill in Iowa city on June 1

May 24, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

America's No. 1 sausage brand, Johnsonville Sausage, is bringing big taste to Iowa City with the great flavor of Johnsonville Brats.

The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill the world's largest touring grill will be rolling into town on June 1, firing up the grill at Iowa's Summer of the Arts. The semi-truck-sized grill weighs in at 53,000 pounds and measures 65 feet long, 20 feet high and 6 feet in diameter. It has the ability to hold up to 10 grillers, preparing 750 brats at a time that's 2,500 brats an hour!

Event-goers will have the opportunity to purchase Johnsonville Brats, fresh off the Big Taste Grill, while helping to support the Summer of the Arts organization, which is a non-profit umbrella organization that works to encourage and facilitate the collaborative efforts to create a summer filled with arts and cultural entertainment in the Iowa City Area. For more information, visit

The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill has a history of helping communities like Iowa City. Since it was first introduced in 1995, as part of Johnsonville Sausage's 50th anniversary celebration, the Big Taste Grill has helped raise more than $3 million for charitable groups and organizations throughout North America.

The Big Taste Grill travels year-round throughout North America, grilling brats and helping raise money for deserving organizations. In addition to countless local events including state fairs, community festivals and air shows, the grills have also appeared at a number of major events over the years. For example, the Big Taste Grill has appeared at several Super Bowls, the Daytona 500, the Kentucky Derby, the Pentagon and more.

"The Big Taste Grill is a great tool that gives Johnsonville another way to support the communities where we do business," said Ryan Pociask, Johnsonville senior brand manager. "We know Johnsonville Brats are a favorite among consumers, and we're glad they're also a great way we can help raise money for local organizations.

All are welcome to head to Iowa Summer of the Arts to check out the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill and enjoy a juicy Johnsonville Brat. Details are as follows:

June 1-3, 2012

Fri: 4pm-11pm

Sat & Sun: 10am-5pm

Downtown Iowa City

Iowa Ave & Clinton Street



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