Five months after JJ's Lunchbox in Tipp City purchased Ording's Party Time & Catering in Troy and turned it into its second restaurant, JJ's Lunchbox Troy, the restaurant will add a third location in Sidney this week, JJ’s owner Jason Pierce said on Feb. 26.
Pierce will open in the former Farmstand Pizza at 1000 N. 4th St. in Sidney.
“It’s official — I got my keys and we’re ready to open Friday, March 1,” Pierce told this news outlet.
“We are bringing the famous Ording’s strawberry pie, their famous fried chicken, and the homemade deli items. We are also bringing JJ’s peanut butter pie and a lot of the Troy and Tipp menu. We will still have the hand-dipped ice cream that the farm stand has had.”
The new JJ’s in Sidney will offer delivery and catering.
“I’m very excited to be in Sidney. We are keeping (Farmstand) employees and are looking for a few more,” Pierce said.
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A Tipp City restaurant has added a second location in Troy.
“We’ve been looking to expand so we could serve another community,” JJ’s Lunchbox founder and owner Jason Pierce said. “We lived in Troy before we moved to Tipp City, so this was a good fit.”
The new restaurant kept all of the employees of the former Ording’s, and added a handful more, now employing 18, Pierce said. The new restaurant added delivery and now offers carryout and delivery, with future plans to add seating in what is now a warehouse.
JJ’s Lunchbox Troy offers pizza, wings, and a variety of sandwiches and wraps. A “steak deluxe” sandwich, which was retained from the former Ording’s menu, consists of a half-pound of hamburger with green peppers, banana peppers, onions, mushrooms and mushroom gravy.
The Troy restaurant opens at 10 a.m. seven days a week. It is open until 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday, and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Plans call for auctioning off signage from Ording’s via Facebook and donating all of the proceeds to local non-profit organizations, Pierce said.
The JJ’s founder said he is considering adding other new locations, but not anytime soon.