In 2010, after working in the corporate world for 28 years, Bill Oglesby found himself at a fork in the road. He could continue on the path he was on or pursue his goal of owning a business. He opted for the road not yet traveled and took the entrepreneurial route.

“I started looking to see what businesses were for sale, and I saw JC’s pop up,” Oglesby said. “They came up at a perfect time. I had already figured out what I was looking for, and when JC’s came in, I knew that was the one.”

Oglesby bought three JC’s Burger House locations in 2010: one in Plano, which was the original business established in 1999, one in Allen, and one in McKinney.

Oglesby underwent a training period in 2010, but he focused most of his time learning overall operations.

“It was part of our contract that I would retain all the employees because I value them,” Oglesby said. “They were the ones that knew the details. I was never going to learn 10 years of how to operate a kitchen in a week or a month.”

The menu includes 10 burger options, three chicken sandwiches, chili, sides and salads, Blue Bell ice cream and more. All burgers are hand-packed and made fresh daily using USDA choice chuck, he said.

One of the most popular burgers is The Nooner, which features fried egg, bacon, cheese and an aioli sauce, among other toppings.

Oglesby said much of his business is made up of repeat customers, who come back not only for the great service and food but because they were made to feel special by the staff at JC’s.

JC’s Burger House

2919 W. 15th St., Plano


Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.