FMPD Chief Doug Baker & Officer Ivan Moorer

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Rib City recently recognized a Fort Myers Police Department Officer for his outstanding efforts as part of the company’s award program.

Officer Ivan Moorer was named Officer of the Month for going the extra mile in apprehending a criminal with numerous prior burglary arrests and removing a firearm from the streets of Fort Myers. He received a letter of thanks and a gift certificate to Rib City restaurant.

Rib City recognizes FMPD officers monthly a­nd Lee County Sheriff’s Office personnel each quarter for service excellence to the community.

“Their devotion and tireless contributions are necessary to help our community grow and should be held up as an example for others to emulate,” said Craig Peden, president of Rib City. “These officers strive to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, both on and off duty, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.”

Rib City is a family-owned national barbecue chain. Founded in Fort Myers in 1989, there are currently 11 corporate restaurants in Florida and 16 franchise restaurants across the country including Washington, Utah, Colorado, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Virginia­.

Rib City offers a menu of barbecued meats, specialized sauces and complementary side dishes such as made-from-scratch baked beans and coleslaw. Rib City achieves authentic backyard barbecue flavor by slowly cooking baby back ribs and chicken over selected hardwoods – including Red Oak – carefully balancing heat and cooking time to seal in the distinctive Rib City BBQ taste. Meats can be topped with one of four secret recipe sauces: brown sugar-based sweet sauce, vinegar-based tangy sauce, Carolina mustard sauce or hot sauce. Additional menu items include fried okra, three-cheese fries, fried shrimp, coconut cream and southern pecan pies and more.

Rib City’s complete menu is available online at

Rib City is listed with the Franchise Registry, a list of franchise systems whose franchisees have the benefits of a streamlined review process for U.S. Small Business Administration financings.