Jerome Brown’s barbecue sauces have gone from being handmade in his restaurant’s kitchen to being mass-produced for sale in 14 Sam’s Club stores.
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Every business needs a Katrina Brown. With a degree in business and finance, and huge personality, she pushed her father to patent and market his barbecue sauce.
“He always had a good attitude, and I’ve always wanted to be just like him,” she said. “So I said: ‘You know what? People should have your sauce on every table.’ I said, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool, Dad, to walk into the store and see your face on the bottle?’ ”
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Though the Historic Springfield restaurant on Main St. is closed and currently being used for manufacturing, we’re hoping (and pleading) it’ll reopen when their new plant on Commonwealth is operational. The original location – Jerome Barbeque and Wings at 1551 Edgewood Ave. W is still open and getting rave reviews. Be sure to support and share this local success story. And for business savvy – contact Katrina Brown. She really is the driving force to getting her dad’s face on the bottle and his great sauce in Sams and Walmart.