Alisha and Tydus Hayes of Patﾕs
Rib Place are taking their sauces on the road, so to speak,
now selling them to customers in the restaurant and through
WAUKESHA - It gives local business owner Alisha Hayes
great joy to hear people, especially young children, who
come into Pat’s Rib Place,
151 W. Sunset Drive in
Waukesha, and mention her sauces by name.
little kid will come in and say I want Chunky (a sauce
with an apple flavor). They know them by heart,” said
Hayes who, with her husband, Tydus, have owned the
business for the past five years.
aforementioned sauces, which could previously be found
only on tables at the restaurants, can now be purchased
for takeout or ordered online. Customers can choose from
Pat’s House Sauce, which Hayes describes as a mild sauce
and the restaurant’s most popular sauce, Alisha’s
Special and “Mad Dog,” the restaurant’s spiciest sauce,
which also has its own T-shirt.
really feel like a lot of people drink the sauce,” said
Hayes, observing a lot of empty sauce bottles on the
tables at the end of the day. “The meat is great by
itself, the sauce is just a bonus.”
said customers who have moved away have contacted her to
say how much they miss the sauces, and now they can have
a taste of their former hometown.
is going to be so great in terms of accessibility for
those who live out of town,” she said.
and in-store sales began this week. Hayes said the
sauces are sold in Mason jars, and can be refilled at a
discounted price. She also is eyeing selling the sauces
in area stores in the future.
is a proud 2004 graduate of Carroll University who
serves both on the alumni and president’s councils
there. So when she needed help designing a logo for her
sauces, she knew right where to go.
all the components in place except for one thing,” said
Carroll senior Hannah Amodeo found out about that
opportunity through graphic design professor Julie
VonDervellen. Amodeo is familiar with the restaurant
business as her parents run a small family restaurant in
Michigan. “I’m always into supporting local businesses,”
said Amodeo, who added that the food, customer service,
and atmosphere at Pat’s are “crazy good.”
of the work done on the project was done over the phone
and via email, said Amodeo. Hayes remained confident
throughout the project and said she thought the whole
thing turned out well.
pretty confident from the first draft she sent me,” said
Hayes, who takes every opportunity to give back to
Carroll including giving a discount to customers who
present their Carroll IDs. “I do get a lot of students
in here to eat and talk.”
Pioneer football team will play Benedictine University
at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carroll’s Schneider Stadium, and
Pat’s will be serving up their famous pulled pork and
brisket for purchase. Don’t worry; you can try their
sauces on site.
don’t bring them, they’ll mob me,” Hayes said.
the month of September, 20 percent of online proceeds
from sauce, T-shirts and hats will go to benefit the
Sisters4 Cure, an organization dedicated to the
elimination of breast cancer.