For more than 60 years, these iconic kitchens at Jim’s have been fueling San Antonians and well beyond! This family owned and operated business runs from sunup to sundown, and is a familiar comfort zone for generations looking for low-key eats and quality customer care.
What began with humble beginnings in Brackenridge Park selling watermelon and renting out bicycles, has since led to one of the Alamo City’s proudest culinary success stories. Today, locations have expanded outward to include New Braunfels, as well as Austin. Just earlier this year, longtime service to the community landed 91-year old owner, G. Jim Hasslocher, with a legacy leader award from the San Antonio Business Journal – a celebration of American Free Enterprise — and it’s well-deserved!
These days, when visiting any of the Jim’s around town, your food is cooked to order, defining the great American diner protocol of ‘We won’t make it, until you order it’ down to a science. Here, customers are more like family anyway, and don’t mind waiting for a well-cooked meal to plate and settle. Fun new items like their Eggs Benedict offer even more diversity to an otherwise beloved menu of old-time traditions like my personal favorite, Jim’s Chili & Eggs.
Shaping the eating habits of South Texas seems to have rubbed off in just the right amount on former employees to include Sysco Central Texas president, Bill Fisher. Fisher, who got his start in the restaurant business as a bartender at a former Frontier location, shares in the sentiment of an honest day’s work. Sysco is the largest food service provider in the United States…a match made in culinary heaven! And there’s more on the horizon for the Hasslochers. Look for your favorite Frontier drive-thru’s to return soon…