Jason’s Deli is scheduled to open a new location this summer on the north side of Abilene near Walmart.
Daniel Helfman, Jason’s Deli spokesperson, said the restaurant will hold 180 people and will feature the original Jason’s Deli menu.
“We’ve been hearing from the customers for a while that this is something they wanted,” Helfman said. “Abilene has been a great town to us. We’re very excited to bring them another deli.”
Kirk Jeffries owns the Jason’s Deli on the south side of Abilene along with several other delis throughout West Texas. His new restaurant is scheduled to open in July, Helfman said.
Van Dexter Duez, junior business management major from Altus, Okla., said he is looking forward to Jason’s Deli opening a location on the north side of town.
“The quality of food is really good,” Duez said. “The atmosphere is very chill and relaxed.”
Duez said he visits Jason’s Deli about three to four times a month. Although the new location will be closer, he said he probably wouldn’t go any more than he does now.
“I’m a college student, so I will probably still go only a few times a month. But now, I won’t have to drive there,” Duez said.
Jason’s Deli will join Cracker Barrel and Chili’s near Walmart on Highway 351. The new location will be closer to ACU and Hardin-Simmons University, making it easier for students on the north side of Abilene to enjoy the deli’s sandwiches, soups and salad bar.
Ashley Cherry, senior finance and marketing major from The Colony, is excited about the proximity to campus.
“Thank goodness,” Cherry said. “Now I don’t have to drive like 100 miles out of the way for the best soup ever.”