Where Did Jason's Deli Originate?


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Jason's Deli was founded in Beaumont, Texas in 1976, as stated by the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. As of 2015, founder Joe Tortorice Jr. is the president of the company.

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The president of Jason's Deli, Joe Tortorice Jr., has a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M, according to the Texas A&M Mays Business School. As of 2015, there are about 250 Jason's Deli locations around the country, and the original location in Beaumont is still operational. Jason's Deli specializes in sandwiches, potatoes and salads, and Tortorice attributes the company's success to its treatment of its employees and a constant reinventing of its menu.

For its employees, Jason's Deli offers free classes ranging from marriage enrichment to financial planning. For its customers, it recently took items containing high fructose corn syrup and trans fat off its menus.

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