Glenna Phelps-Aurich, Executive Director of Logan County Chamber presented the Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week to the J & L Cafe and Coby McMahon, Suzanne McMahon, Phelps-Aurich, John McMahon, Andrea McMahon and Erika McMahon.
…..The J & L Café Mission: “Give Them the Pickle!” a coined phrase by Bob Farrell.
…..The J & L had been a true staple in the community for a very long time getting its roots in 1935 as the “Duck In.” After that, two men by the names of Jones and Lane purchased the business and J & L Café was born.
…..John did not get a chance to meet those fine businessmen Jones and Lane but when asked if they would like to purchase the café it was an immediate yes from John and Suzanne McMahon July 1, 1998.
…..The McMahons became the proud owners, and it has been a ride ever since. John and Suzanne would like to offer a big thank you to Sterling for accepting them. John and Suzanne would also like to offer a special heartfelt thank you to Dan and Karen Rich for the opportunity.
…..All their children Andrea, Erika, Coby and Trevor have grown up in this fine café. Being a family business has contributed largely to their success.
…..The J & L Café has become the meeting place of Sterling and a community outreach. They have built a culture of giving back to their beloved community. They realize, without their community base they would not exist.
…..They would also like to thank some of their great employees who have gotten them to the level they hoped they could be including Judy Sandavol, Erin Smitt, and Sasha Sarmiento. These employees, and a few others, were all there before them and are still there today!
…..They see the café as a way of life for most of their customers, a place to feed their stomach and souls, see new and old friends, and sort of a mental health place. They would like to keep that feeling for as long as they are here.
…..J & L Café was remolded two years ago during the COVID shutdown. During that time, they donated over 20,000 free meals. J & L Café received “Readers’ Choice 2021 Best Breakfast and Best Place to Eat” from the Journal-Advocate. The community reciprocated the feeling of love and appreciation that John and Suzanne give to their customers and the community by naming John, Suzanne and the staff of the J & L the Logan County Chambers’ “Citizens of the Year” for 2020.
…..J & L Café provides American Style food, and they make sure you do not leave hungry! They have consistently kept the high standards that customers have all come to expect and enjoy.
…..The J & L Café is located at 423 N. 3rd St., can be contacted at (970) 522-3625 or on Facebook!
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