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When we visited there several years ago, the owner told us a story about the KS/JS connection.
Seems there was an ol' granny who made the original recipe. When she passed, the recipe was handed down to the grandkids - the grandson used the recipe and opened Jack, the granddaughter used the recipe and opened Killer. I do believe that each grandkid slightly "tweaked" the original recipe (which I don't recall exactly what they were, but had to do with spices used).
We found JS, at the time, to be a worthy facsimilie as KS, which we really enjoyed. However, KS sold no "green" (salad, veggie) of any kind so we used to eat one at home beforehadn. We liked the fact we could get a nice salad at JS, plus JS had two different size portions, whereas KS only had one.
I have a recipe that I'll post when I have a chance. It's a close match to the KS/JS "BBQ NO" shrimp. So tasty, but I'll warn you uses a LOT of butter!