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Ron Rupp said he named his Shorewood restaurant of RQ BBQ because RQ stands for “real quality.”

Ron Rupp said he named his Shorewood restaurant of RQ BBQ because RQ stands for “real quality.”

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Demand for healthier food changing restaurant, grocery scene

As customers reject the use of hormones, genetically-modified and artificial products, businesses are learning that making changes can improve the bottom line.

In 2013, local entrepreneur and former McDonald’s executive Ron Rupp decided to start a business that combined two loves: Authentic Kansas City-style barbecue and healthy eating.