J’s Fish and Chicken of Inver Grove Heights has been open for six years, and recently moved to a new location at 6495 Cahill Avenue Inver Grove Heights, right next to Bike King. This highly visible location has made the already popular Inver Grove Heights restaurant even more popular.
J’s Fish and Chicken offers dine-in and to-go options, and features sandwiches, fish, chicken, appetizers, a variety of combination platters, salads, authentic Greek specialties and much more. The best thing to do is to read the entire J’s Fish and Chicken menu to truly understand the many food delicious choices available.
Eat IGH recently caught up with the owner of J’s Fish and Chicken, Hazem Aljaroudi, who has owned the restaurant for the last three years, and who provides in greater detail, a closer look at J’s Fish and Chicken – fast-becoming a favorite restaurant of many in Inver Grove Heights.
Name: Hazem Aljaroudi
Where from: Originally from Jerusalem, Aljaroudi now lives in Woodbury.
How many other people work at J’s Fish and Chicken: 5 employees, all from Inver Grove Heights.
EatIGH: You bought J’s Fish and Chicken three years ago, what interested you in the restaurant?
Aljaroudi: I lived in Inver Grove Heights for two years and I really liked the community. My daughter went to school here, and I love cooking. I have over 15 years of experience working in hotels and restaurants and running businesses, and I love to serve the local community. I love to cook and invent new unique foods that taste great.
EatIGH: You recently moved to a new location, to the old TC Taco location next to Bike King. Customers can now eat inside the restaurant or get it to go. How excited are you about the move and new location?
Aljaroudi: We are happy that we moved. It is very convenient for us and more visible to all. It has more space in the kitchen and people can be seated and eat in the restaurant.
EatIGH: Tell us about the food at J’s Fish and Chicken. The gyros and Philly are extremely popular? The cheeseburger is great (and huge). What else are customer favorites? What do you think is unique about J’s Fish and Chicken food?
Aljaroudi: Our food is all about being tasty, and combining our special seasoning with fresh meat, fresh fish and fresh chicken. The Philly and gyro are also the most popular selling items, along with the fish and the wings, but a lot of people do not know about our Italian beef. It’s the best in town people say it’s like a Chicago style sandwich.
EatIGH: Are there any new menu items since the move?
Aljaroudi: We now have quesadillas. We are serving walleye, and spinach and meat pies are coming soon!
EatIGH: How has business been since the move?
Aljaroudi: It has increased and been really good. A big thanks to the Inver Grove community for the support!
EatIGH: You did deliver, but now don’t. Would you deliver again or is that not part of the plan?
Aljaroudi: It is in the plan to do that and also we are going to open for breakfast too.
Eat IGH: People tend to think IGH needs new and different restaurants. But if you look at the IGH restaurant landscape, it is pretty diverse. Sure we don’t have lots of fast food restaurants (like Robert Street in WSP) but we have a lot of independent restaurants, which is a plus, and unique. What do you think about IGH and being part of the business community? What do you think of the options in IGH?
Aljaroudi: Inver Grove Heights is a great place for a business and restaurant, and it’s a nice area to live. I try to do as much I can to stay here and I’m planning to open another business here for cell phones with a partnership with Metro PCA telephone company by my location.
EatIGH: A new Mexican restaurant went into your old location. Did you sublease to them, or how did that come about? How did you come about securing the TC Taco location?
Aljaroudi: Yes I did sublease to them and they are great people and they have good food too.
EatIGH: What should we expect from J’s Fish and Chicken now and into the future? What else can you tell us?
Aljaroudi: We like to serve the community with good food and excellent customer service. We have an open door policy and if anyone has any issues or concerns, please tell us. We are a small family business and we want to make our customers happy. I would like to continue this restaurant for a long time, for my children too.
Stop in at J’s Fish and Chicken soon, and check it out. The menu is full of unique food items – give it a try.