Our History

Founded by Billie Mae and Felix Janecka


J Bar B Foods was founded by Billie Mae and Felix Janecka. Its roots began in a small independent grocery store located in Cistern, Texas. After Hurricane Carla destroyed their small family farm, they began to make their famous “Czech” sausage fulltime in Waelder, Texas.



J Bar B passed to a new leader

After growing up in the business, processing pork, stuffing sausage, and spending countless days and nights in the smokehouses, Danny Janecka assumed leadership of the company in 1979. Under his guidance, the company has grown its artisan sausage capacity and developed breakthrough technology in co-extrusion manufacturing smoked sausage. J Bar B Foods continues to diversify its product offers with fully cooked meals, and its new “EB1” co-extrusion system.

DJ Joined


Meat Marketing & Technology

J Bar B Foods was featured in Meat Marketing & Technology (MMT) for implementing new innovative technology in their production process to deliver maximum quality in their famous smoked sausage products. 

Weimar Location Opens


The National Provisioner

J Bar B Foods was featured in The National Provisioner in 2015 for the vast variety of items that are produced at their Waelder and Weimar Texas locations. Being able to produce 124 formulas and offer varieties to please the pole of commerce, they produce over one million pounds of smoked products per week.

Setting Sights on The Future

J Bar B Foods is focused on becoming the nation’s leading manufacturer and creator of premium quality and other innovative smoked sausage as well as other speciality meat products.