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WIFI Connected 8-in1 Pellet Grill and Smoker Hits the Market

WIFI Connected 8-in1 Pellet Grill and Smoker Hits the Market
Founders Team up to Bring the Best of the Best to the Pellet Grill Industry


Phoenix, AZ, Thursday, March 14th – Louisiana Grills is honored to announce its first WIFI enabled grill and smoker with - The Founder Series A cutting-edge grilling experience that uses SmartSmokeIT™ to out smoke the competition. The Founder Series is brought to you proudly by Joe Traeger, the founder of the original pellet grill, and Dan Thiessen, an accomplished innovator in the pellet grill industry.

"It’s exciting to continue to bring innovation to the industry,” mentioned Joe Traeger, Product Development. “Not only are we designing something practical, for everyday use, but we are adding in design elements that are top notch, and it truly sets us apart. And we are having a bit of fun along the way while we do it!”


This dynamic duo left no rock unturned when it came to the options they explored, and the customers they listened to while developing this state-of-the-art pellet grill.

“Teaming up with Joe Traeger has been a blessing. He’s fired up and brings fresh ideas to the table, and we work very well together. This journey has just begun, and we are already excited about what we are bringing to market, and what we will be offering our customers. We’ve just scratched the surface of this partnership and its capabilities – and neither of us is going anywhere,” said Dan Thiessen.

The revolutionary Founder Series comes equipped with breakthrough technology - the brand-new LG Smart Touch™ control pad with WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity. Allowing you to smoke and grill smarter, with SmartSmokeIT™. You can enjoy your backyard party and control your grill's temperature with precision and ease, right from your mobile device.

The Founder Series showcases elegant durability with an artfully crafted mirror finish, 304 stainless-steel design, and innovational double walled construction for supreme heat insulation and retention. The extra-large 34-pound hopper with dual pane victory site glass and LED control pad lighting, allow for around-the-clock cooking and hands-off progress checking, even at night. The heavy-duty folding front table, solid stainless-steel side and bottom shelf, and four locking caster wheels with pull pin extendable front wheels show how much time, and thought the duo put into this design.

Engineered with the same trusted features of a Louisiana Grill - dual fan forced convection cooking, adjustable slide plate flame broiler with 1000°F direct heat access, robust temperature range of 170°F to 600°F, and two tiers of porcelain coated cast iron cooking grids – The Founder Series stands ahead of its class with additional exclusive features, and with Joe Traeger and Dan Thiessen working together, there is sure to be more great things to come.

Enjoy new SmartSmokeIT™, and top-notch, world-class BBQ in your own backyard with the Founder Series by Louisiana Grills. Where tradition meets innovation.

Available in 800, 1000, and 1200 square inches with an optional lower cabinet.