Mad Jack’s to open new restaurant

Miranda Malo

Miranda Malo

Mad Jack’s Deli and Grill, currently situated in the Brickwood Plaza, will open a second location in March.

The new restaurant, at 1300 South Main St., is patterned after the original, said Leah Brink, Mad Jack’s co-owner and general manager.

“It will be the same sort of feel,” said Brink, commenting that the decor will contain a similar “collected mix of interesting artifacts.”

The menu mimics that of the current restaurant.

“Our core mix of subs and drinks will be the same. There will be a few slight changes,” said Brink, who is not ready to unveil the new selections.

In addition to the wide variety of ice cream treats and beverages, the present menu features hot and cold subs, salads, wraps, grilled and fried items, soups, and Mexican entrees.

“The drive-thru will be a major draw for [the new location],” said Brink, noting that they may open earlier on weekdays, if there is demand for it.

The hours are tentatively slated for Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mad Jack’s is in the process of hiring 10 to 12 new workers to staff the South Main location.

“There will be some late hours between now and then,” said Brink, commenting that although they still need to set an official grand opening date, the location should open sometime in March.

Holly Maher, who lives along Twelfth Street South, is looking forward to having the dining option in her neighborhood.

“It will be good because I’ll eat there more,” said Maher, a junior nursing major from Timber Lake, who has visited the restaurant a handful of times.

“Then I won’t have to drive as far out as by McDonald’s. The closer the better,” she said.

That was the idea behind the location from the start.

“We thought it would be an excellent place for a restaurant with a large part of the Brookings population there,” said Brink, who bought Mad Jack’s, in partnership with her father and husband, in August.

She said they will continue to have some live music nights and offer an alternative to the bar atmosphere.

“We always welcome SDSU students in here to hang out and study,” said Brink.

#1.885363:947425701.jpg:Mad Jacks Manager.jpg:Mad Jack´s manager Leah Brink works behind the counter at the restaurant´s current location in the Brickwood Plaza. The new location will feature a similar menu.: