ALTON — J’s Market & Grill, 1808 Washington Ave., will celebrate the grand opening of the company’s first restaurant Friday and Saturday.
Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 9 p.m. each day. The family-friendly event will feature food and fun. Family activities include a bounce house, face-painting, a DJ, hoops contest, hands-on activities and prize giveaways.
Updates will be posted on the company’s social media pages at facebook.com/Js-MarketGrill-358900344234349/?fref=nf and instagram.com/jsmarketgrills/.
President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Harrison developed a menu that features a home-made barbecue sauce to complement ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken wings, snoots, basa, catfish, tilapia, scored buffalo, catfish nuggets and more. He honed his skills while preparing meals for the last 15 years in various roles. Today he employs a talented team of chefs to help with preparation.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity, and honored and grateful to every person that has been supportive of this effort to come to completion,” Harrison said. “With the support of an incredible staff, we will remain dedicated to ensuring our vision of redefining greatness in the food industry.”
As J’s Market & Grill moves into a peak season for the barbecue industry, new items will be introduced. As the launch of the restaurant focused on the core of the dinner menu, focus groups will gather to determine premium items that will be introduced throughout the summer and fall.
“This is just the beginning of great things to come to the Upper Alton area,” Harrison said. “I am determined to continue to build businesses that will create more job opportunities for the Alton community. My passion is to serve my community and empower people. I have found a way to do both through this business. Plans are being designed now for expansion over the next several years as we continue to grow. We have great expectations for taking Alton to the next level.”
Updates and announcements about the restaurant will be posted on the website at jsmarketgrills.com.