Jack and Pat's Old Fashioned Butcher Shop was started in February of 1972 by two brothers, Jack Powers and Kenneth Patrick Powers.
Jack lived in Worth for nearly 60 years and formerly worked as a butcher at an A&P food store. His brother Pat, who lived in Dolton, IL, was a former Kroger butcher. They both grew up in the food business. Their father was an A&P store manager after he served in World War I.
When Jack and Pat first took over the store it was mainly the corner grocery store, with a small 12-foot meat counter and deli combined. Since they both knew the meat business, they changed the grocery store into a butcher shop. Jack and Pat built the business up over the years with customer service and quality meats as the backbone of their business.
In 1988, Pat retired and sold his half of the business to Jack who became the sole owner. Pat and his wife, Mary, retired and moved to Texas where their oldest son lives. Jack's brother Pat died a couple of years after his wife Mary lost her battle with cancer.
In 1990, Jack semi-retired and his children took over the day-to-day responsibilities of managing Jack and Pat's. The butcher shop has continued to evolve over the years by offering catering, daily dinners, and an Irish imports section.
Sadly, Jack passed away in February 2020 at the age of 89. Jack passed the family business onto his sons and daughter. A lifelong tradition of providing top-notch customer service, great quality meat, and serving the community continues through his children. As you can see, Jack and Pat's has always been a family-owned and operated business. Celebrating over 50 years of service to the community.
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June 10, 1930 - February 9, 2020