Jefferson’s restaurant plans for March opening in Villa Rica
Jefferson’s restaurant has announced that they will be opening in Villa Rica this March. The restaurant will be located at 750 West Bankhead Highway, at the former location of Sonya’s Bar and Grill (previously Blue’s Bar and Grill). Jefferson’s asserts that they will “be doing a complete remodel inside and out," and will begin taking applications in mid January for new employees. They are frequently updating their Facebook page as the renovation work makes progress.
In mid-January, the owners, who also own the Jefferson's in Rockmart and in Cedartown, said, "We’ve had the concrete floors ground down to color and seal. The entire dining, bathrooms, and kitchen are gutted and we will be putting in all new sheet rock, windows, fixtures, tables, chairs, kitchen equipment etc. We are building a new 1,200 square foot covered patio. A new red metal roof will go on soon as well as interior and exterior paint. We should begin training in our other locations the first week of February."
The first Jefferson’s opened in 1991 in Jacksonville, Alabama. Jeff (Jefferson) Webb had just graduated from Jacksonville, State the previous year and saw a void in the area when it came to a great place to gather and eat quality food. He sold his childhood baseball card collection and added a loan from his parent to open the restaurant. They focused on burgers, fresh gulf oysters, and wings. It was a hit. In 1999 he partnered with an employee to expand to a second location, which opened in Lawrence, Kansas in 2000. The third restaurant followed in 2004 in historic downtown Rome, Georgia. In the last decade Jefferson’s has expanded into more than twenty locations, including Rockmart and Carrollton.
Each location may have a specialized menu, but most have almost twenty different kinds of wings, ranging from the more mild Teriyaki wings to something beyond their Hot Wings called Afterburner! “Hand pattied burgers” are a specialty at Jefferson’s, and the choices include an open face Chili Burger topped with cheddar cheese, a Peanut Butter Burger with peanut butter on both buns, and a Guacamole Bacon Burger that also includes pepper jack cheese. Gulf Oysters are still a staple item on the menu and are available a variety of ways including Oysters Rockefeller where they are topped with a blend of spinach, bacon, artichoke, and Parmesan cheese.
The menu is diverse and offers customers a variety of sandwiches, wraps, platters, dinner salads, barbeque, and dessert items. Jefferson’s is a family-friendly restaurant and kids receive an ice cream sandwich free with every meal.
For more information about Jefferson’s, visit their website at jeffersonsrestaurant.com or the Villa Rica Jefferson’s Facebook page at JeffersonsVRica