The Flame BBQ is a catering company and barbeque restaurant I, Lou Kampi, started in Shaler, PA. It came about because when I looked around at our city here, we have diners, pubs, sandwiches, sushi and more, but no barbeque. I wanted to fix that and have been making barbeque for the city ever since!
I began The Flame BBQ in April of 2005. I have always loved people and cooking but wasn’t sure what kind of restaurant I wanted to open. I looked around my town and realized we had all kinds of diners, pubs, taco joints, sushi and pizza places, but what we didn’t have was barbeque. I opened up The Flame BBQ originally as a catering company in Shaler, PA. We have done catering for Community Days, festivals, and office events. One of the coolest catering events we get to do is the Annual Millvale Brew Fest! We have done it for 6 years and fed over 1,000 people each year! That is a whole lot of barbeque!
While we still do all that catering, in 2012 we opened a restaurant location in Cranberry, PA. Our restaurant was located at 20300 US-19 in Cranberry where we spent 7 good years, but the location just wasn’t quite right. The turn in and out of the parking lot was difficult, the lot itself got incredibly crowded, we could only seat 5 tables at a time, and we just needed a new space.
Now we are located at 1343B Old Freedom Rd, which just a little ways down the road, but it offers a whole lot of improvements over our old location!