Monday, September 28, 2020

[SPECIAL] Sandwich Shop Slices Subsequent Suburban Store

Popular sandwich chain Jason's deli informed customers Monday that they will be permanently closing their location off Windward Parkway in Alpharetta.  The restaurant, located in The Terraces at Windward shopping center [3070 Windward Plaza], occupies a roughly 4,700 square foot space in the nearly 84,000 square foot development.  Remaining restaurants in the center include Moe's Southwest Grill, Mellow Mushroom, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Starbucks and J. Christopher's, among others.  

The email makes no mention of a loss in business due to COVID-19 and says the the decision to close was a "difficult" one.  The restaurant will cease operations permanently at the close of business on Wednesday September 30.  The email directs would-be patrons to the company's other Alpharetta area location, 7300 North Point Parkway, about six miles away near North Point Mall.  

The closure of the Windward Jason's deli is at least the third permanent closure in the Atlanta area for the Beaumont, Texas-based chain.  ToNeTo Atlanta previously reported that the Jason's deli on Medlock Bridge in Johns Creek closed in August followed by the Johnson Ferry Road location in East Cobb in early September.  A Jason's Deli in Cumberland Mall near Smyrna is still marked "temporarily closed" (as is the East Cobb location) but sources tell ToNeTo Atlanta it appears to be closed for good.  

ToNeTo Atlanta reported August 9 that Corner Bakery closed its location on Haynes Bridge Road, about five miles away from the Jason's closure at The Terraces at Windward.  

Are you surprised by the recent closures of Jason's deli in metro Atlanta?  What is your favorite casual sandwich shop?  What would you like to see open in place of Jason's Deli in Alpharetta?

Please share your thoughts below.  

3 comments:

BigRedDogATL said...

The Windward location relies heavily on a lunch business from people working in the Windward office buildings. With many of those companies having employees working from home, it is a safe bet that the lunch business was dramatically reduced. Closure was to be expected.

Jodyml813 said...

Agree! Lots of restaurants in the area are in trouble as they rely on office catering and lunch traffic which is way down.

Anonymous said...

I had some family visit the area in 2018 or so and they stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn directly across from this center. It is a hidden location and I suspect most of the business for the restaurants are offices off Windward and hotel guests. I suspect this won't be the last closure there.

Jason's appears to be struggling everywhere which is a surprise to me because the food is pretty good and the service is typically fast and pleasant. It is usually a place where I dine when possible so I hope they don't close up too many locations.

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