Our Story

Growing up, my family and I always enjoyed eating fresh food made with simple, real ingredients. A staple in my house was my grandfather’s 100-year-old pickle recipe.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Garden

    The Idea

    The lightbulb goes off after a job opportunity at Nike falls through. Travis decides to take his 100 year old family recipe and make pickles straight from the backyard garden.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Cutlass Supreme

    The Cutlass Supreme

    The first Grillo’s pickles were were sold out of the trunk of a two tone 1984 Cutlass supreme at local events and markets around Connecticut and Massachusetts.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Jersey

    The Jersey

    Made the first custom Grillo’s Pickles jersey in Philadelphia, hand stitched at Triple Play Sports.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Move

    The Move

    Pickles were selling and we needed a bigger platform so Grillo’s moved to Boston to open the first pickle cart.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Cart

    The Cart

    When I applied to get a permit to sell Grillo’s Pickles, I got laughed at and they gave me my first month’s rent free saying I “wouldn’t last!” I started selling Grillo’s Pickles on the streets of Boston at the Park St. T-Stop – 2 spears for $1.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Jar

    The Jar

    Whole Foods found me on the street selling pickles and asked me to produce our first retail jars for the Fresh Pond location in Cambridge, MA.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Hustle

    The Hustle

    Hustled pickles in as many grocery stores as we could by doing hands-on in-store demos and sampling events.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The League

    The League

    Grillo’s gets accepted into historic Fenway Park.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The New Wave

    The New Wave

    Continued to spread brand awareness through farmers markets, events, and social media.

  • The Shop

    Grillo’s introduces Boston’s first ever brick and mortar pickle shop. We had over 25 different vegetables and flavors available at Inman Square in Cambridge, MA.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Powerful Joe Rogan

    The Powerful Joe Rogan

    Joe Rogan finds Grillo’s and lets the people know.

  • The Cartoon

    Released our first ever cartoon.

  • Grillo's Pickles - Millionth Jar

    The Millionth Jar

    Sold our 1 millionth jar! 

  • The Cartoon Part 2

    Released our second cartoon.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Office

    The Office

    Grillo’s gets first headquarters. 

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Chips

    The Chips

    Grillo’s launches full 16oz chip line.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Fans

    The Fans

    Grillo’s takes social media over and fans respond.

  • Grillo's Pickles - Target


    Target takes on Grillo’s nationwide!

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Half Sours

    The Half Sours

    Grillo’s Launch Half Sours in Northeast (a hit!)

  • Grillo's Pickles - Going Viral

    Going Viral

    Grillo’s goes viral with pickle bouquet.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Fresh Packs

    The Fresh Packs

    Sandwich Makers launch nationwide.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Pickle

    The Pickle

    Grillo’s releases first ever Patrick Ewing “the Pickle” sneaker.

  • Grillo's Pickles - 40 Under 40

    40 Under 40

    Travis wins Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 award.

  • The Ranking

    Grillo’s becomes the #2 refrigerated brand in the country.

  • The Takeover Continues

    Grillo’s Pickles lands in over 10,000 stores nationwide.

  • Grillo's Pickles - The Gear

    The Gear

    Urban Outfitters accepts Grillo’s T shirt nationwide.