Sandwich chain Jason’s Deli is opening a restaurant later this year in Washington Crossing shopping center, which is being redeveloped.
Texas-based Jason’s Deli is building its first Augusta store in the center at 2907 Washington Road, next to Interstate 20. The 4,500-square-foot restaurant is expected to open by August or September, said company spokeswoman Madison Boozer.
The store will include a drive-through window and employ about 80 people, she said.
The company has stores in Atlanta and chose a site in Augusta based on the area’s demographics and opportunity for community involvement through businesses, churches and schools, Boozer said.
“We try to move into places that will support our business model and where we also can give back to that community,” she said.
About 50 percent of business at Jason’s Deli is catering, Boozer said.
Jason’s Deli was founded in 1976 and operates more than 240 delis across 28 states.
A Whole Foods Market, DSW and HomeGoods already has been announced for the center, which is undergoing a redesign by new owner S.J. Collins Enterprises. Those stores are under construction and scheduled to open this fall.