Well, I’m sure that JoAnn’s did probably put the "Sin" in every City where one of their stores was! Ha, ha, ha, LOL! It was just a happy (and sometimes not) coincidence that the real JoAnn and myself (Joanne) have esentially the same first name. Customers just "assumed" that I was the real JoAnn, but her photo wearing a sripped Boustier was on the cover of the Menu. She looked very impressive and very sexy, with a bottle of Jack Daniels prominently displayed on the table in front of her. When people asked me if I was the owner, I always told them "no, I’m just the Madame!" Sometimes things would get a little too "hot," like when an irate Husband of one of the Girls (Waitresses) came in to the Manhattan Beach store and started yelling at me because his Wife had been fired! "Whoa! Not me, no, go talk to one of the Managers, not me!" If I do open my own Chili Restaurant I will NEVER let anyone know that I am the owner.
Sorry, don’t have the actual recipies for all of the 17 Chili dishes. That was always carefully guarded. At the San Pedro store the Dressing Room was upstairs and I had to walk through the Kitchen to get to it. The Cooks were always stirring about six huge pots of Beans, and many more pots of Sauces. I know that No. 1 on the Menu was very mild, and that another was Vegetarian, and that the flavors varied in intensity up to No. 17, "Red Hot Mama," my personal favorite. Perhaps when the time comes to open my own Chili Restaurant I should sponsor a Chili Cookoff for my own personal Menu of Chili dishes.