Way back when, N's mom knew one of the people who co-owned the Sizzler franchise in the NW Oregon and SW Washington area. Coincidentally, it was during the same time period that I happened to be working at a Sizzler in Washington--my first job.
My manager, Henry, was the kind of people person who turned customers into regulars and made the young employees look forward to coming into work. We all loved Henry, even if his superiors didn't like his generous style. Last I heard (back in the late 70s), he had put his resources together with a friend, quit Siz and opened a little joint somewhere in Portland. I hope it all worked as he hoped it would.
During that same time period, that particular Sizzler franchise, put beef ribs on the menu. I can remember Henry hunched over and stirring the simmering pot, with a menacing laugh he said, "ever wonder what happened to those employees who never returned??" What a hoot he was!
It was much later when I discovered that N's mom was in on the development of the barbecue sauce those ribs were simmering in. It's been a favorite at our house for the past 30+ years.
Mom's BBQ Sauce
2 cups catsup
1/2 cup Heinz 57 sauce
1/4 cup A-1 Sauce
2 Tbsp Wright's Smoke Sauce
4 tsp Garlic Juice (Roth's has it)
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
Mix ingredients together and keep in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator. It should keep for a month or more.