Weber, which makes the best outdoor grills, according to its millions of customers around the world, is the winner of the Luxist's Editors' Choice Award for Best in Outdoor Entertainment. What is outdoor entertainment, after all, without a Weber grill to pull it all together?
In fact, it is not too surprising Weber has developed a cult-like following among people who own one of its gas or charcoal grills or any one of a number of the accessories it manufactures. Afterall, this is the company that is credited with revolutionizing outdoor barbecues. Weber grill owners are such fanatics about their purchases that tens of thousands from around the world have joined the company's Facebook page with many posting photos of themselves proudly posing alongside their beloved grills.
Weber was founded by George Stephen, Sr., whose inspiration came in 1952. Frustrated by the windblown flames emanating from his open backyard grill---and the resulting impact on his steaks---he decided to take matters into his own hands. He headed over to Weber Brothers Metal Works, his place of employment, and created the prototype of the dome-shaped grill that would become Weber's trademark product.
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