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Glenn Stearns and the Underdog BBQ team

Underdog BBQ was founded by a billionaire and a group of local underdog entrepreneurs who wanted to do more than offer delicious BBQ and locally-crafted beer. They wanted to build a brand and tell the story about the Underdogs of Erie, Pa.

As part of Discovery's hit reality television show, Undercover Billionaire, founder and billionaire Glenn Stearns came to Erie to build a million-dollar company from scratch in just 90 days with only $100 in his pocket. After surrounding himself with a team of locals, (spoiler alert!) Glenn successfully opened a business and created a brand that is Underdog BBQ.

Now, Underdog BBQ is a favorite stop for vacationers visiting Presque Isle, fans of the show, "Undercover Billionaire" and bbq enthusiasts across the country.


Glenn Stearns

Who is Glenn Stearns?

Glenn Stearns is an American businessman, and the founder of Stearns Lending. He is the star of the Discovery Channel's Undercover Billionaire and subsequent founder of Underdog BBQ in Erie, Pennsylvania. In addition, Glenn is a Member of Board of Directors at Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.






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