FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2014) – Rib City is breaking ground on what will be its 13th corporate location in Florida.

The new Rib City Daniels will be located at 6830 Shoppes at Plantation Drive in Fort Myers. This new location will encompass 3,000 square feet and is expected to be completed by late spring 2015.

Founded in Fort Myers in 1989, Rib City is celebrating 25 years of operation in 2014. The national barbecue chain currently has 12 corporate restaurants in Florida with 10 locations in Southwest Florida, and 17 franchise restaurants across the country including Florida, 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.