Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two local men to offer soul food at CJ's in the old KFC space

Carl Moore (L) and Jim Zehner of the soon-to-be-open CJ's

CJ's partners Carl Moore and Jim Zehner hope to be open by Mother's Day, but may be open as soon as May 1 with a menu of southern style cooking that will include barbecue, pulled meats, ribs, fried fish, fried chicken, greens, mac and cheese, green beans (with a choice of turkey or ham hocks), deli sandwiches and soups. They will also be serving breakfast and offer drive-through service and eventually hope to deliver locally. In an effort to accommodate all kinds of appetites, they will serve vegetarian dishes and offer a variety of meat alternatives as a part of traditional meals.

The two men are housemates in the village. Zehner works at the BMV office in Xenia and Moore, who has southern roots in Alabama, is finishing up a culinary degree at Sinclair, but has "25-plus years of experience as a chef in a five-star restaurant in Atlanta."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a successful business. YS needs a good BBQ spot!

JafaBrit's Art said...

whee! I wish them the best.

Mr Uts N Hoj said...

Great, great news. Can't wait to give it a try.

Yvonne said...

I agree...a different choice here in YS and I hope an affordable one! THANKS guys--wishing you mega luck!

chyckweed said...

That is the best news I've heard in weeks! I can't wait!

Mek Logan said...

This is indeed delightful news in so many ways!

We can't have Gabby back (though there are some great memories of him in the comments at http://www.facebook.com/pages/GABBYs-BBQ/156554369605) -- but I sure hope CJ's can start to fill the gap!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! My husband and I joked several times that the old KFC would make a great dunkin donuts. But this is spectacular! We will be there openning night.

Seth said...

This is going to be great!!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys! We wish you all the
best in your new venture!
SEE YOU SOON!! Joette, Gabe and
the Chapman clan!!