Jack’s locating in Andalusia

Published 1:01 pm Friday, August 17, 2018

A spokeswoman for Jack’s has confirmed the company will open a restaurant in Andalusia early in 2019.

Sarah Cain, communications and merchandising manager for Jack’s said in an email late last week, “We’ve officially signed on to a property there and based on construction schedules we’re hoping for early next year.”

The company has not provided particulars about its plans, but is said to be locating a restaurant on the bypass where Kentucky Fried Chicken formerly operated.

The City of Andalusia has scheduled a public hearing related to Jack’s construction during its Tues., August 21, city council meeting.

Founded in 1960, Jack’s, originally known as Jack’s Hamburgers, is headquartered in Sumiton, Alabama. That first location was a walk-up hamburger stand that served 10-cent sodas, 15-cent fries, and 20-cent shakes.

The company has 155 locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia, but currently operates no restaurants south of Montgomery.

The restaurant’s lunch and supper menu is focused on burgers and fried chicken. It also offers biscuits during the breakfast hours, served with fried chicken, pork chops, steak, sausage, smoked sausage, ham, or bacon eggs and cheese.