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Chiefs dine on 245 pounds of Zarda barbecue Wednesday ... and 100 pounds of beans

It’s a good thing the Chiefs don’t practice Thursday.

They’ll need time to digest. Not the playbook. The barbecue.

For the 27th consecutive year, Zarda Bar-B-Q provided dinner for the Chiefs. Zarda COO Terry Hyer recalled Neil Smith was a rookie and the Chiefs were training at William Jewell the first time Zarda fed the Chiefs.

In May, Zarda was named the official partner of the American Royal World Series of BBQ, which is moving to Arrowhead Stadium Oct. 1-4. Two full parking lots will be used for competition.

The menu for 90 players, coaching staff and team personnel:

▪ 50 full slabs of ribs

▪ 70 pounds burnt ends

▪ 45 pounds pulled pork

▪ 40 pounds sliced brisket

▪ 40 pounds sliced turkey

▪ 100 pounds baked beans

▪ 100 pounds cheesy corn

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