At J’s Pizzeria in Factoryville, guests will find pizza, wings and other comfort foods on the menu.
Owner Kyle Jacques bought the family business from his parents in October 2019. Today, the eatery at 1088 Route 307 serves Stromboli, hoagies, specialty pizzas and other items available for takeout or dining in.
Chef’s Table chatted with Jacques about how the restaurant came to be.
Q: What is the history of the restaurant?
A: The name is short for our last name, Jacques. Our name has always been mispronounced, so we figured we would just shorten it up to “J’s” so we don’t confuse people. Since I was in the family business for about 12 years, I figured that I had enough practice to take on (the business) myself to provide for my wife and four kids.
Q: What food do you serve?
A: We have pizzas, Stromboli, calzones, dough rolls, hoagies, wings, pasta dinners, appetizers, and for people with special diets, we have a cauliflower pizza crust.
Q: What are your most-ordered menu items?
A: We chose items that a typical pizzeria should have and also asked the community what they would like to see on our menu. People enjoy our pizza and jumbo wings, and we are told that our homemade pizza sauce and wing sauces are the community’s favorites. Aside from our regular pizza that is a bestseller, our customers enjoy our Hot Wing Pizza, Meat Pizza, Italian Flag Pizza and our White Garlic Pizza the most. They also like our mild sauce, and our butter garlic sauce for our wings.
Q: How would you describe the restaurant’s atmosphere?
A: We have friendly staff who take pride in their work.
Q: What type of seating do you offer?
A: We do have dine-in seating available. We can seat roughly 40 people.
Q: What kinds of promotions do you offer?
A: We run specials, giveaways and free food giveaways for our community. Most of our specials are surprises. For New Year’s Eve, for example, we did a surprise special where everything was a dollar off on our menu. We like coming up with different ideas (for promotions) depending on the day, especially when we get busy. We like to give back to our community. We’ve given away many pizza and food items from our menu. We’ve also given away items ranging from T-shirts to county fair tickets.
Q: Do you offer catering, event space, etc.?
A: We don’t offer catering, but if asked we do fulfill orders. We also utilize our dining area for birthday parties and holiday parties.
Q: Are you currently offering delivery, takeout, or curbside pickup?
A: We offer takeout, curbside pickup and dine-in services.
Q: Where do you see the restaurant headed?
A: We are hoping to expand our menu to keep our business growing.
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