Monday, December 03, 2001

Milestones in Ted Gregory's life




        • June 1, 1923 — Theodore Gregory born in Windsor, Ontario.

        • 1950 — Visits Cincinnati.

        • Nov. 12, 1950 — Marries Matula Kalomeres in Cincinnati.

        • Nov. 1, 1951 — Opens original Montgomery Inn.

        • 1959 — Starts serving ribs with sauce. Both items are made with Matula's family recipes that still remain known only the Gregory women.

        • Feb. 27, 1989 — Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse opens.

        • 1989 — Ribs King Red Ale first brewed, name changes to Ted's Pail Ale in 1999; annual sales — 5,000 cases.

        • May 5, 1990 — Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce debuts in bottles; annual sales 1.6 million bottles.

        • 1993 — Montgomery Inn products debut at locations other than family-owned restaurants. Sites now include Kings Island, San Diego Zoo, Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif., Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Hilton resorts in Phoenix and Champs Restaurants in Hamburg, Germany.

        • September 1994 — Montgomery Inn mail-order program begins. Annual sales: 20,000 packages of ribs, sauce, pulled pork, chicken wings and breasts.

        • 1995 — Montgomery Inn barbecue Saratoga chips debut in grocery stores.

        • 1998 — Montgomery Inn Banquet Center opens on Pete Rose Way.

        • March 19, 2001 — Montgomery Inn in Fort Mitchell opens.

        • Dec. 2, 2001 — Ted Gregory dies at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash.

       



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