Fast. Fresh. KentuckY BBQ.

Love the seasoned fries, great pulled pork, and where else can you get Rice Krispie treats with BBQ? Great food close to home! - Bryan B. via Facebook
**Currently postmates only delivers from our downtown location


211 S. 5th Street


1929 Blankenbaker Parkway 



211 S. 5th Street


1929 Blankenbaker Parkway


Downtown Louisville
211 S. 5th Street
(502) 540 1171

Mon - Fri : 11a - 2p
Sat & Sun: Closed


East End

1929 Blankenbaker Pkwy
(502) 681 9766

Sunday: 11a-6p
Mon - Sat : 11a - 9p


Shelbyville, KY
81 Jeanie Drive
(502) 647 7675

Mon - Thurs: 11a - 8p
Fri & Sat: 11a - 9p
Sunday: 12p - 8p

St. Matthews
Mall of St. Matthews
5000 Shelbyville Rd
(502) 919 7683

Mon - Sat : 10a - 9p
Sunday: 11a - 6p

Born in Louisville, FireFresh is known for the freshest, fastest BBQ in town.

FireFresh BBQ was opened in 2000 by Bruce Loeffler, with the dream of giving everyone the opportunity to taste delicious BBQ, the firehouse way. From the original focus of firemen and their amazing cooking, came the name, FireFresh BBQ. 

The current owner, Matthew Saltzman, bought the franchise (except for the Shelbyville location, which is still under ownership by a franchisee) in 2011, after he was brought in as an advisor to the business. Under Saltzman's direction, the Dixie Highway location was closed and the attention was placed on the location in Downtown Louisville. Saltzman then started to change the fireman focus of FireFresh BBQ to include all first responders.

In 2016, Saltzman opened a new location in Jeffersontown and in 2017, opened the newest location in The Mall of St. Matthews in St. Matthews, KY.  

FireFresh BBQ offers quick service, handmade sides and flavorful, juicy meats all at a reasonable price. Built on a reputation of great food at a great value, FireFresh's way of barbecue uses traditional Kentucky flavors and heartiness, combined with fresh ingredients. From our sauces to our rubs, our tastes are unique and handcrafted.

Family is a huge part of everything we do here at FireFresh and we want you to feel like you are a part of our family when you enjoy a delicious, handmade meal with us!

Thank you for choosing FireFresh BBQ!








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Our sauces are proudly made in Kentucky.


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Check out the current job opportunities available at our Blankenbaker location: 

 Shift leaders are part of a team. You will be working with others to make a great dining experience. Being a team player is essential. Shift leaders will have to keep employees motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions.
You'll be the first face our customers see when they come into our restaurant! We're looking for someone with a friendly attitude and a nice personality to take orders, work the register and answer the phone. 
The best form of advertising is word of mouth and we need someone who's eager to get in the marketing game. You'll help field large catering orders and meet face-to-face with potential customers. Ready to put your boots on the ground? This job is for you!