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Get To Know Us

Our Story

It all started in Bradleyville, Missouri in 1953. With the return of thousands of GIs from abroad and the emergence of the suburbs, the backyard grill became a staple of every American home and a cultural icon. Royal Oak has grown and innovated, but we have never forgotten our humble American roots and founding values. We are the largest US producer of natural lump charcoal, and we’re proud to offer a full suite of grilling products from charcoal briquettes, hardwood lump, and fire starters.

As a family-owned business, we’re committed to providing the highest-quality product from our family to yours.

Our Commitment to Quality

Here at Royal Oak, we value quality, which is why the nation’s top grill masters trust us for their charcoal needs. Our lump charcoal and briquets are made from lumber, not scraps and fillers. They’re 100% natural, so you get the best flavor without any unnatural additives. We’ve been making quality products from the beginning, for everyone from the competitive pitmaster to the at-home pros.

Better Society, Better Environment

Responsible Repurposing
Responsible Repurposing

We convert hundreds of millions of pounds of unused lumber into the highest-quality charcoal.

History of Sustainability
History of Sustainability

We only partner with local lumber mills that meet American sustainability standards.

Supporting American Workers
Supporting American Workers

Our workforce is based in the United States.

Join Our Team

Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC is a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label charcoal, firelog and fire-building products. If you’d like to work for a company as committed to its product as to its people, check out our latest postings to see if there is a fit for you.

Royal Oak Ambassadors

As part of the Royal Oak family, our Ambassadors carry our love of barbecue into the world, sharing great food made possible by great charcoal.

Royal Oak BBQ Teams

Who knows better how to use the highest quality ingredients than competitive grillers? That’s why Royal Oak sponsors several of the nation’s leading grilling teams.