Barnaby's Family Inn
134 W. Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Originated in the mid 1960's by Angelo Geocaris as a concept named the Brown Bottle. Due to a conflict with Schlitz Brewery which operated a courtesy room with the same name, it was necessary to change the name. At that time Mr. Geocaris purchased the right to the name Barnaby's from a local downtown bar and Barnaby's Family Inn was born. There have been numerous locations throughout the years.
Barnaby's Schaumburg was originally franchised to Jim O'Toole. At this time numerous other franchises and company units were being opened. Mr. O'Toole thought a location in Arlington Heights would better suit his needs, so he arranged a switch in ownership with the Trader Group owned by George Hillgendorf, Ken Linnaen and James Hansen. Under their ownership Barnaby's Schaumburg opened in 1968. Their leadership team over the years consisted of personnel by the names: Don Richards, Del Brown, Kerry Kuhn, Sylvia Strass, John Reed, Marty Kane and John Bray. This team serviced the northwest suburbs until 1980.
On January 1st, 1980, Barnaby's Schaumburg was purchased by Tom and Julie Limperis. Tom and Julie have continued their community awareness and sponsorships throughout their 27 years of dedicated ownership. Their management team has been headed by the likes of: John Bray, Jim Thomas(25 yrs.), John Karabas, and Mario Alba(21 yrs.). The current staff is headed by Marty Kane(30 yrs.) and Bernardo Alba(21 yrs.).
|Back in the late 70's Barnaby's ran some radio commercial advertising local restaurant locations. Press Play to listen to the commercial!|