CANTON, OHIO (Feb. 25, 2010) – Barbecue Ribsmeister Brian Bailey will bring his entrepreneurial insight to the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast on Friday, March 12. In 1999, Bailey went from software salesman to barbecue entrepreneur. Old Carolina Barbecue Company, formed with high school friend Tim Hug, has exploded out of Bailey’s epiphany to become a Northeast Ohio favorite for authentic barbecue. Come discover what drives the award-winning ribtastic duo to succeed, and learn about their mission to exceed customer expectations in every bite. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the program and breakfast following at 7:30 a.m. AultCare Fast Break Breakfasts are held at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 4375 Metro Circle in North Canton. Tickets are $18 for Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $21 for member tickets purchased less than 48 hours in advance and $25 for non-members. Tickets are available online at, or by calling Rosie Kurtz at (330) 458-2085. RSVP by March 10. Season passes are available for a prorated price of $150 (a savings of $3 per breakfast!), which reserves your spot at each of the 2010 AultCare Fast Break sessions. Visit to view the 2010 season and purchase your season pass. Beyond this important segment of the program, Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead-producing sessions around. Bring a door prize valued at $15 or more and receive 30 seconds at the microphone to promote your business. About the Speaker: Old Carolina Barbecue Company was formed in 1999, at a time when Bailey was a software salesman in the newspaper industry and Hug was a manager for a fast food franchisee, supervising multiple units in Northeast Ohio. During lunch at a barbecue joint in St. Louis, Brian had an epiphany: Canton did not have an authentic barbecue restaurant and he and Hug needed to open one. The duo sold their first ever rib bone at the Akron Family Barbecue on the streets of downtown Akron in 2003. In the first two or so years on the BBQ circuit, Old Carolina won 27 awards. The first Old Carolina restaurant opened in May 2006 in Massillon, with a Belden Village location opening in January 2007. The company recently celebrated the grand opening of their newest location in Fairlawn.