In 1948, Grant Hastings produced the first Hasty Bake Charcoal Grill. As one of the original manufacturers of the “backyard barbecue,” Hastings was a pioneer in the industry. Specifically, Hasty Bake introduced the first portable unit, the first hooded unit, and a new method of cooking using indirect heat. Hastings’ design controlled the intensity of heat by using vents, a heat deflector, a ventless hood and an adjustable fire box, revolutionizing the method in which food was cooked. All Hasty Bake Charcoal Grills are manufactured and assembled in Tulsa, OK since 1948.