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Back in 1991, a middle aged married couple resided in Bolingbrook, IL. John was a laborer/supervisor for Unocal 76 Chicago Carbon Company and Edna was a 5th grade elementary school teacher at Jamie McGee School. Even though John and Edna both had the responsibility of their full time careers, they also had a dream and goal of establishing and running their own business. Specifically John and Edna wanted to open up a BBQ restaurant called The Rib House in a small town called sublette IL, just 25 minutes south of Dixon Illinois. What made this business opportunity so great was that the Rib House would be located right outside of a private camp resort called Woodhaven Lakes, which is one one the largest camping sites in the United States. Since John and Edna both had their full time jobs, working weekends would be the only available time to sell their spectacular Ribs among other things.. However this situation turned out for the better due to Woodhaven lakes catering to people who would go camping on the weekends. Before long the Rib House became a huge success, however this was just the beginning.

In February of 2007, Johns Sr's son John Jr who had just graduated from college had an idea to expand closer to home. Although not using his major to good use, he felt that he good somehow make the Rib House into something even greater, maybe one day a business that would have chains throughout IL. John Jr new it would be hard work, but possible. Sometime in December of 2007, John's friend Gary invited him out to eat, it was then John notice that a space next door to the restaurant they were eating at was for lease. John knew right away that he found his location in Lisle IL. Before long the formally known Rib house became John's Rib house, selling one of the best BBQ in the midwest among other items such as pulled pork, catfish, shrimp, chicken wings, hot links, hamburgers, philly cheese steaks, and many more.

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