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IMBER QUALITY PRODUCTS
L.J. IMBER CO.
1639 W. EVERGREEN AVE.
L.J. IMBER CO. CHICAGO
Dad’s Root Beer was developed in the 1930s by Barney Berns and Ely Klapman of Chicago, Illinois. By the 1940s, Dad’s was one of the most consumed brands of root beer in the U.S. The company’s bottling plant, located in the Avondale area of northwest Chicago along the Kennedy Expressway, was a fixture in that neighborhood. After the plant was moved to Indiana in the 70s, the Chicago location was renovated into condominiums. Jules Klapman, grandson of the co-founder was able to expand the product to the international market. The Dad’s brand was sold to IC Industries and then Monarch Beverage Company and is currently headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.