On average, it takes one year to invent a sandwich that meets the standards of Jason's Deli—countless combinations of breads and filling won't ever leave the test kitchen. Those that do follow a strict set of rules: no artificial trans fat, no high-fructose corn syrup, and flavors that come from freshness rather than additives. The results can be bitten into at hundreds of locations across America. At each, difficult choices abound between reubens and spicy-ranchero chicken wraps, or between a turkey club and a New Orleans-inspired muffaletta, spread with a family-recipe olive mix. Even those who don't want a sandwich still have to make tough decisions when they approach the salad bar brimming with organic fixings.
Despite the difficulties of selection, Jason's Deli prioritizes convenience. Its stores have organized a list of gluten-sensitive selections as well as healthy kids' meals, which come with sides of organic carrots or apples as opposed to other restaurants' deep-fried lard balls. The company also advocates for emotional health as fervently as it does nutrition—its Leadership Institute hosts workshops for employees on topics ranging from conflict resolution to finances to ethics.
Las Cazuelas has been serving Coloradans authentic, stick-to-your-ribs Mexican fare for more than 35 years. The atmosphere may be no-frills, but that's not what keeps regulars coming back time after time?it's the food. Some of their specialties include chicken fajitas loaded with grilled onions and all the fixings and beef chimichangas smothered in green chilies. Even the appetizers are classics, such as gooey cheese quesadillas and creamy guacamole. There's also a full bar, where staffers mix up massive margaritas rimmed with enough salt to melt the North Pole.
At each of Boston Market’s more than 490 locations, rotisseries cook farm-raised chicken to a crisp, golden finish. Besides this signature dish, chefs also prepare juicy meatloaf, brisket, and turkey. Individual or family meals pair each entree with gourmet sides such as garlic dill new potatoes, mac 'n' cheese, and mediterranean green beans. Catering packages help hosts serve up homestyle meals in a jif without sculpting mashed potatoes into scaled replicas of their split-level.
Proclaiming itself to be the Cheers of Lakewood, Chad's Grill has dedicated nearly 30 years to the quelling of rumbling bellies with a savory menu of classic, scratch-made comfort dishes crafted with ingredients sourced from Colorado farms. Diners can anchor incisors into a juicy, fresh, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken ($9.99/quarter, $12.99/half). A savory selection of steaks includes the thinly sliced london broil served with buttermilk chive mashers ($12.99), while a half-pound burger furnishes protein patties with a pair of bread-mittens ($8.79). A heaping helping of grown up mac ‘n’ cheese ($9.99) foils ravenous fork-wielding toddlers by sealing smoked gouda, asparagus, sundried tomatoes, and penne pasta beneath a formidable parmesan crust. Stock up on greens with a Santa Fe barbecue chicken salad drizzled in a chipotle ranch dressing ($9.99/full, $7.99/half), or browse Chad's gluten-free menu for a wide selection of breadless options.
At Little India Restaurant, authenticity permeates the food, art, and music. Owned by the Baidwan and Malhotra families and staffed with northern India–trained chefs, the restaurant is a multiyear winner of numerous prizes, including CityVoter's award for Best Indian cuisine. Chefs grill meats over mesquite charcoal in the tandoori oven, and season curries with onion, garlic, and ginger. Handcrafted mint-cilantro and tamarind chutneys create opportunities for 11 types of bread to sneak toward unsuspecting droplets of spice-filled sauce, whereas potatoes soften the heat quotient of fiery vindaloos. Within the dining room, calming sitar music fills the air and larger-than-life paintings of food-based revelry decorate the walls and come to life at tables.
JumpStreet is an indoor trampoline park where taut floors and angled walls made of springy trampoline surfaces beckon children and adults to bounce back and forth or try aerodynamic flips and gravity-defying leaps. The arena is structured like a skateboard park, though bouncers don?t need any equipment to hop across the wall-to-wall planes or climb up, slide down, or spring off the tilted trampoline walls. Guests can hop on over to the springy dodgeball courts, where safe, competitive play is enhanced with ample bouncing, and arcades and batting cages offer engaging activities for those who need to rest their feet. Scattered across JumpStreet?s various locations are an assortment of other safe, kinetic activities, including a bull ride, a multicolored maze, and a foam pit.