On December 7, 2017, Fodrak’s Great Gyros & Ribs will celebrate 30 years under the ownership of proprietor and community icon Jim Lappas.
To celebrate this major milestone few restaurants ever see, Jim is hosting a celebration at the restaurant on Thursday December 7, 2017 marking the day it all started. With specials all day for Fodrak’s loyal customers, many have said they wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Jimmy, as he is affectionately called by many long time patrons, is thrilled to be reaching this milestone many businesses, let alone restaurants, ever see. When asked, “How did that happen?”, Lappas replied, “A lot of hard work and constant attention to quality and value have allowed us to develop a good reputation and loyal customers.”
Jim continues, “When I first got started on December 7, 1987, my goal was to be a step above a fast-food restaurant. I believe our success is due to a lot of hard work, 80-90 hour weeks, and a constant attention to quality and value for our customers. It’s allowed us to develop a good reputation in the community and loyal customers, not only here in Libertyville, but in many of the surrounding communities including Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Gurnee and Grayslake.”
Fodrak’s has always been at 327 South Milwaukee. When Jim took it over he kept the name. Jim goes on to say, “At that time, the restaurant focused on hot dogs and Italian beef. Gyros was becoming better known in the suburbs. I added that and we were one of the few places serving it.” The rest is history. Jim’s gyros has become a signature menu item and has won numerous media readership awards for Best Gyros in Lake County, from Where the Locals Eat, the Pioneer Press and The Daily Herald.
Jim Lappas also believes in Customer Rewards. One is his ongoing reward programs is his Facebook Fan of the Day, where loyal customers on Facebook are selected randomly each week day to receive a complimentary meal. He has also launched his VIP program where customers sign up right at the register on an tablet, receive a complimentary drink right away and ongoing specials and rewards via email and text messages.
Fodrak’s, located at 327 S. Milwaukee Avenue, has been serving Libertyville and the Northern Illinois suburbs with its award-wining gyros, ribs, hand cut fries, and homemade milk shakes now for 30 years as well as providing quality catering to local businesses, community events, and family parties. Known as the “Best Gyros In Lake County”, due to Fodrak’s earning that award over a dozen times over the years, his customers couldn’t agree more! If you’re in the vicinity, stop in and say hi to Jimmy and congratulate him on this 30 years of success.
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