The Secret Behind

Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce

Our History

Country Bob

Country Bob Edson was born to barbecue. And even though his burgers, tenderloin, or brisket turned out perfect every time, he knew he could make it even better somehow.

So, he turned his hobby into a passion. And that passion resulted in hundreds of batches, thousands of refinements, and infinite tinkering over the course of many summers – until his obsession was distilled to its most delicious form in 1968: an all purpose sauce he could put his name behind.

He gave it to friends and families at first. But their reaction was so overwhelming, he started his entrepreneurship in earnest in 1977. Since then, thousands of households across the country have become a lifelong user of its unique flavor.

In October of 1982, Country Bob, Inc. was formed with Bob Edson, Terry Edson, Al Malekovic and Reed Malekovic sharing equal ownership. Hundreds of bottles are produced in the Centralia, Illinois headquarters every day to satisfy the demands of taste buds nationwide. With a fully automated bottling line, stores and restaurants have asked us to be makers of their Private Label products.

The Country Bob’s line now includes BBQ Sauce, Seasoning Salt, Apple Chipotle and Honey Habanero All Purpose sauce – plus the newest member to the family of flavor: Country Bob’s Marinade.

It would be nice if we could claim responsibility for the success of the company. But, credit must be given where credit is due.

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” We have placed true ownership of Country Bob, Inc. in the hands of God. “Christ is our CEO”  and He is an Awesome Boss!


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