FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2013) – Rib City recently recognized three Lee County Sheriff’s Office employees for their outstanding efforts as part of the company’s award program.

Rib City’s Beth Watson with Deputy Joseph Anderson & Chief Deputy Gil Allen

Deputy Joseph Anderson was named Deputy of the Quarter for quickly locating and detaining a suspect who shot a young female student shortly after she departed her school bus.

Rib City’s Beth Watson with Corrections Deputy Harold Moody & Chief Deputy Gil Allen

Corrections Deputy Harold Moody was named Corrections Deputy of the Quarter for going above and beyond the call of duty in coming up with creative ways to save time and money and help others solve problems.

Rib City’s Beth Watson with Karen Luersen & Lida Tompkins & Chief Deputy Gil Allen

Lida Tompkins and Karen Luersen received Civilian of the Quarter awards for their attention to detail, willingness to go the extra steps needed for due diligence and their cooperative spirit.

Each received a letter of thanks and a gift certificate to Rib City restaurant.

Rib City recognizes LCSO personnel each quarter and Fort Myers Police Department officers monthly a­nd 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.