It’s Your Business | Sauces, rubs a growing sideline for Urbana man | Entrepreneurs

Meet John Patterson: an Army veteran and postal service supervisor with a sideline that could help jazz up your home cooking.

Patterson, of Urbana, operates a home-based business called JAPatt Sauces & Rubs.

He started making his products before the pandemic and is now growing the business as more people have wanted to buy from him, he said.

He offers about 25 sauces, 18 rubs, three marinades and three kinds of breadings, Patterson said.

“I like to make stuff you can’t find in the store,” he said.

Patterson said he’s a disabled veteran who served in the Army from 1991 to 1997. He also works for the postal service in Champaign as supervisor in distribution.

Among the popular sauce sellers are Sweet and Tangy, Lemon Pepper, Bubble City Boss, Dat 2 a.m., Jerk Sauce and Ugly Sauce, he said. He’s got rubs for beef, chicken, seafood, turkey and pork,…

Read more…