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April 24, 2014

Johnsonville Brats roll big taste to Rivers and Spires

Sheboygan, WI: America’s number-one sausage brand, Johnsonville Sausage, is bringing big taste to the Nashville area, April 24 – 26 at Rivers & Spires Festival in Clarksville.

Event-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy Johnsonville Brats fresh off the Big Taste Grill,  the world’s largest touring grill which will be located at 114 Franklin Street. Proceeds from brat sales will benefit Bikers Who Care, a motorcycle enthusiast non-profit dedicated to supporting children’s charities.

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 prepare 750 brats at a time – around 2,500 brats an hour.

The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill has a history of helping communities like Clarksville. Since the tour launched in 1995 as part of Johnsonville Sausage’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Big Taste Grill has helped raise more than $3.5 million for charitable groups and organizations nationwide. In 2013, the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill raised more than $130,000 for charity.

“For Johnsonville, The Big Taste Grill tour is an annual tradition that combines our love of grilling with our passion for local activism,” said Ron Schroder, senior brand manager. “The tour not only brings Johnsonville sausage to grilling enthusiasts around the country, it also helps them support the charities that matter in their communities.”

The Big Taste Grill travels throughout the country, grilling brats and helping raise money for local organizations. In addition to countless local events like state fairs, community festivals and air shows, the grill has appeared at a number of major events over the years including several Super Bowls, the Daytona 500, the Kentucky Derby, a Sept. 11 fundraiser at the Pentagon and more.

For more information about the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, visit bigtastegrillcom.  For great recipes and cooking tips sure to spice up any at-home gathering or grilling occasion, visit

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