The original Jefferson’s Restaurant opened in Jacksonville, AL on September 15, 1991. Jeff graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1990 and thought that the college desperately needed a local hangout.
After putting his college degree to no use for a year, Jeff decided the time was right. Begging his parents for a loan and selling his treasured baseball card collection for the financing, the restaurant finally opened with a tiny menu in 1991. Jefferson’s was an immediate hit. People loved the huge juicy burgers, fresh gulf oysters and world famous delicious wings.
Over the next 8 years, Jefferson’s expanded its menu and developed a dedicated “cult” like following. In 1999, Jeff partnered up with long time employee and friend, Sean McCooey, to expand the Jefferson’s brand. In 2017, brothers David and Nick Carulla purchased the Gadsden location and continue to carry on the great tradition of delicious food!