FINISHING TOUCHES: Jack’s plans opening on Jan. 21

Published 12:24 am Thursday, January 10, 2019

Construction at Jack’s restaurant in Andalusia is still underway, but company officials said that everything is on schedule for a grand opening at 5 a.m., on Mon., Jan. 21.

“This has been a pretty easy job,” Construction manager Ross Binkley said. “The locals have been great and we are getting things done. Everything is going according to schedule.”

Construction began in September on the 3,500 square foot building. It will seat 80, and the plan includes 40 parking spots, as well as room for semi truck parking behind the restaurant. The company will have a 45-member team of employees, Jim Avery, director of development for the company said when the project was announced. He said the company projects annual sales of $1.7 million. The new building was expected to total $2 million.

Manager Tim Adams said that they have already begun the hiring process.

“We aren’t open just yet,” Adams said. “But we are definitely hiring.”

Adams said that this could be the largest producing Jack’s in the company.

“It has been really great coming here and getting this store going,” Adams said. “They are saying that this location could be the biggest producing Jack’s in the company, so we are excited.”

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.

The company is accepting online applications at