Stack’s, 1050 Jackson, is owned by Jerry and Joanne Stack and their daughters, Jackie Nix and Jennifer Vargo.
Jerry Stack is a Chicago native who grew up eating spicy Italian sausage and dogs on the Windy City’s south side. Joanne is the daughter of the late Grand Haven businessman Ray Harz, founder of Ray’s Drive-In, a longtime burger joint on Beacon Boulevard.
Jennifer Vargo said she grew up loving Chicago-style food. All of Stack’s meats come from Chicago and the owners pride themselves on serving Turano bread and poppy-seed buns for their dogs.
They wanted to make the business feel like a downtown Chicago eatery with a classic look, including a checkerboard floor, black-and-white artwork and a television mounted on the wall.
Getting the business up and running was no small task, but the owners say it was worth the effort.
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