Imperial Palace celebrating 25 years in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A well-known area family of 11 is marking a major milestone, celebrating 25 years of serving food in the Stateline.

In 1992, Paul and Karen Lai opened the doors of Imperial Palace in the 3400 block of East State in Rockford. With the anniversary this weekend, the couple, along with their nine kids say they want to give back to the customers who have kept them in business for 25 years.

"it is a little bit hard we've had some rough years and it has to take a lot of hard work to go through the struggle and put the work to it, long hours and do it consistent and do it right and make sure our customers are satisfied," say the restaurant's owners.

As a thank you to their customers, Imperial Palace is offering 25% off their dinners Friday through Sunday.