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Jason’s Deli

Jason's Deli

Jason’s Deli (photo credit: buffaloconstruction.com)

Success was in the family of Joe (not Jason) Tortorice Jr. More than just success, but also two prior generations of successful restaurant owners. Both Joe’s dad and grandfather had owned restaurants themselves before Joe decided to try his hand at it opening the first Jason’s Deli in 1976. His grandfather had immigrated to America from Sicily in 1895 and later opened Turf Cafe in 1950 in Beaumont, Texas. One of his children, Joe Sr, had a variety of businesses including J’s BBQ. It was in the cards for Joe Jr to follow in their footsteps. But who is Jason? Keep reading to find that story.

General Restaurant Information

Food Type: Sandwiches

Restaurant Type: Fast Casual

U.S. Locations: 260

States: 28 states, Jason’s Deli Locations

Company Slogan: If we wouldn’t serve it to our families, we’re not going to serve it to yours.

 

Contact Information

Website: jasonsdeli.com

Questions: Contact Information

Phone number: 40-983-81976

Email: Contact Email

Blog: Jason’s Deli Blog

FAQ Page: No 

 

Ownership

Who Owns Jason’s Deli? Jason’s Deli (family owned)

Headquartered: Beaumont, TX

Contact Information: 

Website: Jason’s Deli 

Email/contact page:  Contact Information 

Phone: (409) 838-1976

Address: 2400 Broadway, Beaumont, Texas 77702

Do They Franchise? No

 

Those are the kinds of things that I learned from my father. I called him the great encourager. He was always there giving me the inspiration to press forward. When you start a business … there are days more often than not when you don’t know whether a customer is going to show up or not. There are days you don’t know if all your employees are going to show up. … I had a great encourager behind me. ~ Founder Joe Tortorice Jr. (source)

 

What Is It Like To Work At Jason’s Deli?

Employment Page

3.8/5 or 76%; 977 Reviews (indeed.com)

3.4/5, or 68%; 530 Reviews (glassdoor.com)

 

Back of the Menu Jason's Deli

The original restaurant was located at 112 Gateway St in Beaumont, TX

The History of Jason’s Deli

Original Location: 112 Gateway St, Beaumont, Texas 

Founded: 1976

Founded By: Joe Tortorice Jr

Biography Articles:

A conversation with founder Joe Tortorice Jr. (kansas.com)

Founder Obituary: Still Living

Name Origin: Joe Jr wanted to name the restaurant “Tortorice’s” but was talked out of it by his family members because they felt no could pronounce it. Joe’s oldest son is Jay and so when you combine Jay with son = Jason’s was born (source)

History Page: Company History Page

Current View of Original Location: 112 Gateway St as it is today (link may not work on mobile devices without Google Maps)

Historical Articles: 

Celebrating 40 Years (jasonsdeli.com)

Learn all about the humble beginnings of Texas’ own Jason’s Deli (chon.com)

It all started with a deli-cious idea (reporternews.com)

 

Social Awareness

Charity Focus: Community Support

Green | Eco-Friendly: No resources found

Animal Cruelty: No resources found

 

Discounts At Jason’s Deli

Rewards Program: Jason’s Deli Reward Program  

Do Kids Eat Free at Jason’s Deli? 

What day do kids eat free? Wednesday

Summary: Jason’s Deli offers a kids eat free program on Wednesday’s. Check your local store for details.

“Purchase an adult meal and get up to two free kids’ meals (Ages 12 and under)” (pennypinchinmom.com)

“Kids eat free all day on Wednesdays. One free kids’ meal per paying adult.” (bradsdeals.com)

Does Jason’s Deli Offer Military Discounts?

Summary: Currently, the chain doesn’t offer a military discount. 

What Does Jason’s Deli offer for My Birthday!?

Summary: Currently, they offer a $5 gift card for your birthday when you belong to their rewards program. Check their site for current offers/promotions.

Does Jason’s Offer First Responder Discounts?

Summary: The chain does not offer a first responder discount. 

Does Jason’s Offer Senior Citizen | AARP Discounts?

Summary: They do not offer a senior citizen discount.

Are There Any Other Discounts or Benefits?

Summary: Currently, with the Mobile Rewards program –  

You’ll earn one Deli Dollar for every dollar spent. Customers earn one Deli Dollar for each dollar they spend using the mobile app and online at jasonsdeli.com. Each Deli Dollar is worth 4 cents, 25 Deli Dollars is equal to $1. Deli Dollars can be redeemed toward future online purchases.

 

Jason's Deli Back of the Menu

Jason’s Deli (pc-visitlakenorman.org)

Amenities

Order Online: Jason’s Online Order

WiFi Available: Yes

Use Apple Pay: No 

Reservations: No 

Catering: Jason’s Deli Catering

Drive-Thru: No 

Open 24 Hours: No  

 

One of my passions that I have become enthralled in is a prison ministry where we go into a prison once a week and actually read scripture, sing and give them … love. Because this is a maximum-security prison, and many of them are in there for a long time. Honestly, I probably get more out of it than they do. ~ Founder Joe Tortorice Jr. (source)

 

Customer Reviews of Jason’s Deli

Yelp: 3.75/5 or 75%, 615 reviews sampled

Tripadvisor: 4.20/5 or 84%, 830 reviews sampled

Overall Average: 3.98/5 or 80%, 1,445 reviews sampled

 

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Food & Nutrition

Menu:  Jason’s Deli Menu

Kids Menu:  Jason’s Deli Kids Menu

Secret Menu:  No

Most Popular Menu Item:  California Club

Coke or Pepsi: Coke

Does Jason’s Deli Serve Alcohol: No

Nutritional Information: Jason’s Deli Nutrition Guide

Vegetarian | Vegan Options: The restaurant has their own Vegetarian Menu. In addition, the following resources were found for vegetarian options.

“The vegan options at Jason’s include organic vegetable soup, a spinach veggie wrap (request no cheese), salsa, hummus, guacamole, and many options from the salad bar. Be sure to ask about the vegan status of each of these dishes—it varies by location.” (peta.org)

“This is a nice spot to pick up food for a trip or day at the park. Sandwiches and sides for all. Go for the spinach veggie wrap with no cheese or the Mediterranean wrap with no mods.” (insteading.com)

Farm to Table | Organic Options | Clean | Non-GMO: 

Top 10 Best Restaurants for Clean Eating (cookinglight.com)

Miscellaneous Nutrition Resources: 

What’s Healthy, What’s Not (foodbabe.com)

Allergy Information

Allergen Information: Jason’s Deli Allergen Guide

Gluten Free Options: The chain has a gluten-sensitive menu and they also offer gluten-free bread as well. There are some additional external resources below.

Gluten-Free Menu (nogluten.io)

Success with Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets (qsrmagazine.com)

Dairy Free Options: 

Jason’s Deli Dairy Free Options (godairyfree.org)

Restaurant Guide For Dairy-Free Dining (godairyfree.org)

Peanut Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.

Food Allergy Guides For Many Chain Restaurants (verywellhealth.com)

Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out (healthguidance.org)

 

The inside of a Jason's Deli

Jason’s Deli Interior (pc-buffaloconstruction.com)

Does Jason’s Deli Have Any Secret Recipes?

Secret Recipes:  

Creamy Liqueur Fruit Dipping Sauce (topsecretrecipes.com)

Creamy cheesy Broccoli Cheese Soup (centercutcook.com)

Chicken Salad (copykat.com)

 

Did You Know?

Fun Facts: 

The company is primarily family owned which is unusual in the restaurant business.

They were one of the very first restaurant chains to eliminate MSG, High-fructose corn syrup, dyes, artificial colors and flavors (source)

Their restaurant is just as focused on customer service as it is food ingredients

Interesting Articles:

The Secret of Jason’s. Don’t Tell Anyone (jasonsdeli.com)

What’s Driving Jasons Delis Success (fastcasual.com)

 

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Social Media

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Followers (as of August 2018) –  

Facebook: 109,288

Twitter: 16,400

Instagram: 5,789

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In Summary

In doing this site, I have had the privilege to research a lot of companies; few could live up to Jason’s Deli in regards to a combination of family-friendly and food. Some restaurants do one or the other well but not both, and some do neither well. They are the exception to the rule. Few restaurants do such an excellent job of catering to families, and yet when you arrive, you know that all the food served would be menu items you would gladly put on your kitchen table. In my research, I loved their passion and commitment to not only great ingredients but also their desire and commitment to customer service. Their kid’s menu has been rated tops in its class for a good reason, and there are plenty of reasons to bring your family here again and again.

I hope you found the information on Jason’s Deli helpful. The more we know and understand about the restaurants we eat at, the better decisions we can make of where we should eat. If you found this article helpful, would you please help by sharing this with your friends and family. If there is anything you would like to see about a restaurant that’s not already listed, please leave a comment below, I would love your feedback! You can also email me at anytime backofthemenu @ gmail.com.

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