CitruSafe® Cleaners is a pioneer in the grilling industry by manufacturing the first non-toxic, biodegradable spray specially formulated for cleaning barbecue grills. As a market leader in grill cleaning technology, CitruSafe® provides a safe, effective alternative to traditional cleaning methods. CitruSafe® not only saves fuel, but also avoids the unnecessary risks associated with ingesting bristles from wire grill brushes. Formulated and manufactured by Bryson Industries, Inc., CitruSafe® is available at major retailers nationwide and on Amazon. Bryson Industries, Inc., manufacturer of best-in-class specialty cleaning products, is headquartered in Thomasville, NC.
Two brothers, David & Tommy Lancaster, began working in the grilling business when their family opened the Lancaster Hearth & Patio Store in Greensboro, NC.
After receiving numerous questions from customers about how to safely clean their grill, David developed the first grill cleaner formula, Bryson Cleaner, with help from an uncle in the chemical industry.
Bryson Cleaner, a hit among customers, was filled in the kitchen sink and sold in the family store.
Bryson Cleaner was renamed to CitruSafe BBQ Grill Cleaner.
September 11, 2001
Bryson Industries, named after the Lancaster brothers’ grandfather, was incorporated and created a new grill cleaning category.
CitruSafe was officially launched as a national brand at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association Expo.
Bryson Industries landed its first national retail account when CitruSafe was sold in Kmart stores nationwide.
Tommy Lancaster joined Bryson Industries as the Chief Operating Officer.
CitruSafe’s bottle design changed from a printed bottle to a shrink sleeve design, revolutionizing the industry.
CitruSafe gained retail space nationwide in Lowe’s Home Improvement grilling sections, selling over 3 times the initial forecast.
CitruSafe began sponsoring Burt Myers Racing through connections at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.
CitruSafe shipped international to Lowe’s Canada stores.
CitruSafe began shipping to Walmart stores nationwide and is now the #1 grill cleaner brand sold in Walmart.
CitruSafe launched nationwide at Home Depot stores.