In 1948, Char-Broil gave America its first charcoal grill. While outdoor cooking was unheard of at the time, the leisure that came with it quickly turned grilling into a backyard tradition. From that moment forward, Char-Broil® continued to set the standards with even more firsts, including portable grilling, electric grilling and the gas grill with electric ignition.
The first grill Char-Broil sold wasn’t just Char-Broil’s first grill, it was the first grill. Yes, in 1948, Char-Broil brought the first charcoal grill to market. In the years since, we’ve introduced innovations that are now standard among modern grills. And with products like our oil-less turkey fryer and TRU®-Infrared™ Cooking System, the evolution continues today. So while we can’t take credit for the cookout, we’ve been making cookouts better for decades.
For decades, Char-Broil been innovating to make grilling easier, affordable, and more memorable. As a result, our greatest triumphs can be traced to backyards across America. As we look ahead, our aim is to continue improving outdoor cooking for everyone, everywhere.
Performance means everything. Whether you only grill occasionally or you’re igniting those burners every other day, your grill needs to cook the way you expect it to. It’s for this reason that performance drives every feature, every innovation, every new product we introduce. Because if you’re going to invite us to your backyard, we want to make you the hero of every cookout that happens there.