Westmont, IL – Downers Grove resident Michael McKillip (pictured above), a former US Marine and service-disabled, Gulf War veteran is the new owner of Pompei of Westmont. The single father of two young teenagers wanted to bring Pompei back to the Western Suburbs after previous closings in Oakbrook and Westmont.

Still on the waiting list for a heart transplant as the result of his Gulf War service in Operation Desert storm, Mr. McKillip started My Pasta Chef, Inc. this fall and signed a trademark licensing agreement with Pompei USA. The license agreement includes the use of the Pompei trademark and the 100+year-old family recipes that has made Pompei on Taylor street an institution.

Pompei of Westmont makes all their own pastas and Taylor Street Kitchen staff work in Westmont in order to insure brand quality and consistency. McKillip had been a regular at Pompei on Taylor Street for over 25 years, and had enjoyed the food and atmosphere. With a background in finance and business modeling, he brought Pompei’s most popular recipes to the Westmont location.

“We are committed to serving authentic Pompei-Taylor Street recipes,” McKillip said, “and bringing the true brand experience to the western suburbs.”