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Read the Latest Weekly Newsletter – The Weekend Refuel – 7/9/22

Sometimes the shortest weeks feel like the longest, but we made it, so hooray for Saturday! I hope you had a great 4th and were able to get the bbq smoke out of your hair in time for work.

With the biggest grilling holiday on Monday, it was a lighter news week. The biggest story was the FTC ordered Weber to change their warranty policy so it would allow generic parts for repairs. Failure to comply with the FTC’s “right to repair” claim will result in a fine of $46,517 per violation.

Camp Chef parent Vista Outdoor announced their earnings release date as next Thursday, the 14th. While this is the first grilling company to release earnings since the start of grilling season, Camp Chef is a small part of Vista Outdoor’s operation, so we may not get much information. Once Vista Outdoor proceeds with their planned split, the earnings results should include more about Camp Chef.

Consumers have been clamoring for Blackstone to release their pizza oven. While there weren’t any updates on that, their tabletop griddle pizza oven was restocked at Walmart. We also noticed more imports of it coming.

Portable charcoal hibachi grill company Yak, that started from an Indiegogo campaign, just released a neat product for conserving your charcoal. The Firestack Duo is a stainless steel charcoal chimney, with a locking bucket nested inside that extinguishes and stores charcoal. It was released for pre-order with a lead time of 4-6 weeks.

Say hello to our newest addition to CookOut News, a Pit Boss Ultimate Griddle. Expect more content around that in the near future.

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