According to people close to the new Mellow Mushroom and Jack in the Box locations currently being constructed in West Chester, the two anticipated chains may not open until late summer.
Kevin Molony, who also owns the Mellow Mushroom in Wilder, Ky., said on Friday that the opening for his West Chester restaurant will take place in late August. The location is in the former Rafferty’s at 9238 Floer Drive and Union Centre Boulevard.
Molony also said that the West Chester location is going to be “totally unique” and will feature an amusement park theme. The restaurant will feature a mushroom tree and ticket counter hostess stand, an arcade-type retail display, a $10,000 liquor display, a roller coaster car suspended from the ceiling, a lighted Zoltar art piece, the world’s largest marble and an open kitchen design where visitors can watch pizza dough being thrown.
Mellow Mushroom will also be hiring approximately 100 employees. Applications are available on the Mellow Mushroom website and can be scanned to email@example.com or mailed to 1014 Town Dr. Wilder, KY 41076.
Meanwhile, Jack in the Box spokesman Brian Luscomb said on Monday that the company is still targeting a summer grand opening for the West Chester location. It appears that the opening could occur in early September.
Luscomb also said than the company’s second location in Cincinnati, 5234 Ridge Ave. near I-71, is on schedule to open in October.
Both stores will be filling approximately 200 positions, ranging from team members to team leaders to managers. Interested applicants should call 866-290-JACK (5225) or apply online at www.jackinthebox.com/careers.
The West Chester location will be the first Jack in the Box restaurant to open in the state of Ohio. Jack in the Box has its corporate offices in San Diego, Calif.