Hop Jack's Blog

August 2018

Featured Member August 2018Congratulations to Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member of the Month, ZACH HOLMES!

Zach joined Hop Jack’s in April 2018 as part of the opening team for Hop Jack’s in Keizer, Oregon. Zach began his Hop Jack’s journey as a line cook with us and is now working his way through the front of house as a host, busser and expo. He has become a pillar of Hop Jack’s culture and has quickly become a leader in his short time with us.

Zach's favorite part about working at Hop Jack’s is that he gets to work with a great team around him. He also appreciates the support he receives as he challenges himself to learn more each day. As a host, Zach enjoys knowing that he is the first person a guest interacts with and the last person to thank them for coming in and dining with us.

When he is not working, Zach enjoys a Raspberry Pineapple Lemon Drop with Hop Jack’s boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings, with bleu cheese dressing of course!

Zach is originally from Alaska and along with his wife, enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring the various state parks that Oregon has to offer. They also love finding new places to shop and dine in and around Portland.

Despite being raised in Alaska, Zach has deep roots in Oregon. His great-grandfather was the Governor of Oregon in the 1950's, Gov. Robert D. Holmes.

All of us at Hop Jack’s appreciates the hard work Zach puts in every day he comes to work. He truly encompasses what a Hop Jack’s world class team member should strive to be and we are proud to have Zach as our Featured Team Member for August 2018.

Thank you, Zach!

July 2018

July-Featured-Team-Member-Aaron-SpokaneCongratulations to Aaron Cadwallader, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for July 2018!

Hop Jack’s at Spokane Northpoint has a world class team member in Assistant Kitchen Manager, Aaron Cadwallader.

Not only is Aaron hard working, dedicated and extremely passionate about what he does, he also offers a willingness to help fill in where needed and enjoys taking care of his team. Whether that is hourly or salaried, Aaron is always willing to help in an emergency or cover shifts when a team member wants to take a vacation.

Aaron, who has been with Hop Jack’s since March of 2016, has been trained on both the hot and cold side of the kitchen, he’s been an expo, server and bartender. He is also an integral part of our safety committee. Most recently Aaron was certified as a mid-manager and quickly gained trust from his team members. He is consistently trying to find new ways to go above and beyond. He is loyal, keeps his commitments and when he comes to you with a problem he also brings, what he believes, is a solution.

Aaron is the guy who makes a shift easier and is the manager team members go to for any concerns in the kitchen. He drives ticket times, quality and morale. On his days off he enjoys an iced cold Hop Jack’s Wheat beer and a Buffalo Chicken Wrap.

We are extremely grateful to have Aaron in our Hop Jack’s family. Thank you, Aaron and congratulations on being selected as Hop Jack’s featured team member for July!

Join us for New Tap Tuesday

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Join us for New Tap Tuesday, August 7th, & enjoy $3.50 pints of the following beers brewed by our good friends at Northwest Brewing:

Northwest Brewing LogoBonney Lake: Stormy Days IPA
Lacey: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Silverdale: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Klahanie: Stormy Days IPA
Maple Valley: Stormy Days IPA
Spokane North: Trail Head Red
Lakeland Hills: Pine Lake Porter
Lynnwood: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Spokane Valley: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Richland: Trailhead Red
Kennewick: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Smokey Point: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Happy Valley: Pine Lake Porter
Snohomish: Trailhead Red
Lakewood: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Keizer: Spokes Blood Orange Wit
Gig Harbor: Pine Lake Porter

Cheers to Beers...it's New Tap Tuesday!

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All of our featured new taps are only $3.50 on Tuesday July 3rd.

We're pouring the following...

Cheers-to-beersKeizer: “Victory Pilsner” by Vagabond Brewing, Salem, OR

Happy Valley: Hanalei Passion Orange Guava Session IPA Kona by Widmer Brewing,

Lakeland Hills: Pilsner by 7 Seas Brewing, Gig Harbor, WA

Lynnwood: Trickster IPA by Black Raven Brewing, Redmond, WA

Snohomish: New England Style Pale by 20 Corners Brewing, Woodinville, WA

Richland: Huckleberry Shandy by Wallace Brewing Company, Wallace, Idaho

Spokane Valley: 8 IPA by Young Buck's Brewery, Spokane, WA

Kennewick: Pilsnerd by Yakima Craft Brewing Company, Yakima, WA

Silverdale: Hi Five Hefeweizen by Iron Horse Brewery, Ellensburg, WA

Maple Valley: Summer Shandy by Lowercase Brewing, Seattle, WA

Klahanie: Hybrid Moments by Dystopian State Brewing Company, Tacoma, WA

Gig Harbor: "Infinity and Beyond" Hazy Pale Ale by Narrows Brewing Company, Tacoma, WA

Bonney Lake: Radius Raspberry Hefeweizen by Dystopian State Brewing, Tacoma, WA

Smokey Point: Hop Jack's Hefeweizen, Northwest Brewing, Seattle, WA

Spokane Northpoint: OPC Hefeweizen by Post Falls Brewery, Idaho

Lacey: Sun Glitter Peach IPA by Silver City Brewing, Bremerton, WA

Lakewood: Never Say Die Nomadic IPA by 7 Seas Brewing, Gig Harbor

June 2018

Brandon-Featured-Team-Member-June-2018Congratulations to Brandon Uriostegui, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for June 2018!

Training & Safety team member Brandon Uriostegui has been a Hop Jack’s team member since March of 2015. His leadership and personal skills have contributed greatly to our Richland Hop Jack’s success. He is instrumental in training heart of the house team members and contributing to the growth of the company.

There are many reasons why Brandon was selected. “When he started at Hop Jack's he was a kid fresh out of high school with the intent to make money. Since then Brandon has grown into a responsible young father with goals. He has not only progressed as a team member but as a person too,” said his manager, Jackson Davis.

Brandon enjoys training new Heart of the House team members and reading comment cards where guests mention how much they enjoyed the food he prepared.

Brandon was raised in the Tri-Cities, loves a good Western Burger with an iced cold Hop Jack’s Lager and enjoys spending time with his 2 year old daughter, Emma. He also said he’s known to sing in the shower like he’s on American Idol.

Thank you Brandon for all of your hard work and dedication to Hop Jack’s. We appreciate you.

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