While living in Florida in the late 70's, Bill Stachler visited a local barbecue restaurant for lunch. Lunch was so good that he volunteered at the restaurant to learn how to slow cook ribs and chicken to perfection. He purchased the barbecue sauce from the restaurant owner then modified the recipe to get the perfect taste. After returning to his home State of Ohio, Bill opened three restaurants in the Knox and Licking county areas. He passed the secret barbecue sauce recipe and passion for superior barbecue food to his son, Russell, who currently owns and operates Bill's Real Pit Bar B. Q. in Nashport, Ohio.