Jacksonville staple earns ‘Best Restaurant Overall’ for second consecutive year
Grumpy’s Restaurant, Jacksonville’s marquis breakfast establishment, recently earned three “Bold City Best” awards, presented by The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com. The traditional full-service Americana breakfast diner is a local favorite that brought home awards for their food and the brand’s story. Grumpy’s was named 2022’s “Best Restaurant Overall”, “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch”.
“We were really honored to just be nominated for these categories, so to win the recognitions is extremely humbling and rewarding for all of us at Grumpy’s” DeLeon said. “Jacksonville holds such a special place in our heart, and we are more inspired and motivated than ever to keep delivering the best experience possible to our customers.”
Founded in 1999, the original Grumpy’s was a dream of a U.S. Navy cook, known as “Chef Grumpy: The Bad Mood Dude.” After retiring, the original “Grumpy” decided to take a leap of faith and continue to serve his community in a different facet. Over the past 22 years, Grumpy’s Restaurant has kept its commitment to excellent home-style cooking, attention to detail, sweet Southern hospitality and serving a hungry-person’s portion at a working-class price.
Menu items are fresh, made to order and always made from scratch. Grumpy’s offers an array of daily and weekly chalk board specials which include a variety of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, signature coffee, fresh squeezed juices, homemade hot chocolate and desserts.
With two locations open in Orange Park and St. Johns, Grumpy’s is set to expand their footprint in the Jacksonville area. The renowned breakfast restaurant is set to reopen its Middleburg location and open two additional locations before year’s end, located in Neptune Beach and Wildlight (Yulee), Florida.
Including a franchise fee of $40,000, the initial investment necessary to open a single location ranges between $574,000 and $1,294,000. Each Grumpy’s Restaurant location will occupy approximately 2,800 square feet of real estate and will have approximately 120 seats.
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