FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 5, 2015) – Rib City is scheduled open its 13th corporate location in Florida for dinner on Wednesday, June 10.

The new Rib City Daniels is located at 6830 Shoppes at Plantation Drive in Fort Myers. This new location encompasses 3,000 square feet and has a seating capacity of 120.

Dinner hours for the first week will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Lunch hours will begin approximately a week later.

“We are very excited to be opening this new location off Daniels Parkway,” said company President Craig Peden. “Many of our customers were disappointed when we closed the Fiddlesticks’ location in 2013, so we can’t wait to welcome them to our new home located in a prime spot just west of the Publix Super Market at Daniels Crossing and behind the Walgreens off Daniels Parkway.”

According to Peden, Ashlyn Althouse has been named manager of the new location.

Founded in Fort Myers in 1989, Rib City is celebrating 26 years of operation in 2015. 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 and 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.