Jake n JOES is now hiring in Foxborough.
The sports grille, which expects to open at the end of the month at 25 Foxboro Blvd., is looking for energetic and hardworking individuals to fill the following positions:
- Restaurant manager
- Wait staff
- Bus help
“We are very excited to become part of the Foxborough community,” said Jake n JOES representative Amy S. Riordan. “We are now accepting all applications through JakenJOES.com. We have a trailer on site [in Foxborough] for interviewing.”
Click here to download an employment application and for all inquiries or resumes, e-mail Ann Kelly or call (781) 349-4880. Applicants can also apply in person at 25 Foxboro Blvd. – former site of Piccadilly Pub – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Representatives for Jake n JOES told Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen in August it plans to hire between 60 and 65 local employees. Owner James Nocera – who also owns The Chateau Restaurant Company – said their restaurants are family friendly and food first.
“We are 60 percent food, 40 percent liquor,” said Nocera. “We are not a liquor place. We are a food place first and liquor comes second. It’s really worked out well."
Riordan describes the sports grille as a “casual atmosphere” owned and operated by a well-known family.
“The Nocera family has practiced an 80-year tradition of quality food and service with the Chateau Restaurants,” Riordan said. “It is very exciting to continue this tradition with growing Jake n JOES.”
Jake n JOES is the product of a dream Nocera and his brother had of wanting to open a sports grille. In 2010, they got that opportunity in Norwood.
“Our family is very into sports, six boys in the family and we were really into sports,” Nocera said. “We always wanted to try a sports grille. We had the opportunity across the street from The Chateau in Norwood to give this a try and it has gone very well. We enjoy it … all throughout the day it has different clientele – from business during the day to families for dinner and a late, younger night crowd.”
The Foxborough location will be only the second Jake N’ Joes Sports Grille in the country.
The proposed layout of the Foxborough location, which is currently undergoing renovations, features two dining rooms and one bar. The bar will seat 28 while dining room one will seat 80 patrons and dining room two will seat 92, according to the company’s floor plan. The square footage of the restaurant space, currently at 7,800, is expected to remain unchanged as a result of the renovations, according to the restaurant’s application with the town.
Jake n JOES Sports Grille, according to its directory listing on Norwood Patch, is “a contemporary American restaurant and bar that features a wide variety of dining options for lunch and dinner, including appetizers such as nachos, wings, quesadillas, tacos, spring rolls, bread sticks and sliders, salads, soups, specialty and create-your-own burgers, steak tips, ribs, fajitas and more. Jake n JOES Sports Grille additionally serves draft beer, red and white wines and cocktails, and provides DJ and live entertainment.”
More About Jake n JOES
The restaurant's representatives, Grand Slam Restaurant Concepts Foxborough LLC DBA, had originally targeted a Nov. 21 opening date when it applied for a Common Victuallers license and a transfer of Piccadilly Pub's liquor license with the town this past summer.
Selectmen approved all license requests for the restaurant in August but the state's Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission had yet to issue final approval to the town in December, which delayed the opening date to January.
"We still haven't gotten back final approval from the ABCC, so until that happens, the [Jake n Joe's] restaurant doesn't have any licenses and can't open," Christina Shewry of the Foxborough Board of Selectmen's office told Foxborough Patch in December.
Grand Slam Restaurant Concepts purchased the Piccadilly Pub property on July 25 after the Worcester-based company shut the doors on its Foxborough location in February, according to the company’s application to the town.