A Jefferson City businessman who owns the popular Yanis Coffee Zone downtown plans to open Izzy’s burgers and shakes in January.
Taisir Yanis says Izzy’s will be in the old Jimmy John’s. Mr. Yanis tells 939 the Eagle that the location is perfect.
“We’re one block away from the (Missouri) Capitol and we’re one block away from the (Cole County) Courthouse. And you’ve got the state workers in the Truman Building and you have MoDOT down the street from it (near the Capitol). And we have Central Bank and Hawthorn Bank right next to us and across the street from us,” Yanis says.
Mr. Yanis says the ice cream will be provided by Central Dairy and the meat will be from Jefferson City-based Steele’s Fine Custom Meats.
He also envisions the new restaurant as being a safe and great spot for high school students to enjoy.
“High schoolers there’s no where for them to go to enjoy themselves eating a hamburger and having a shake. So the goal is to bring the old feeling back to downtown. (I) remember when we used to go with my parents you know have a hamburger and a shake and everybody is happy with the fries,” says Yanis.
Mr. Yanis says Izzy’s currently has two employees but that they’re still hiring and need two more employees. He says their menu will be simple: they’ll have five burgers, five shakes and homemade fries.