April 16, 2018 06:00 AM
Updated April 16, 2018 06:00 AM
Following the much anticipated opening of Table 47 on April 8, Gig Harbor is about to get another restaurant.
If all goes as planned, Hop Jack’s will open its Gig Harbor location April 23 in the Olympic Towne Center.
This will be the 17th location for the regional chain that got its start in Bonney Lake in 2009. In November, it opened a location in Lakewood. There’s another in Lake Tapps. The others are in King, Thurston, Snohomish counties and beyond.
If it’s known for anything besides burgers and beer-friendly eats, it’s the ice cold booze it serves. Some of its cocktails are served in frozen glasses. The beer taps are kept at a frosty 34 degrees. It’s also family friendly and has a restaurant-wide happy hour every day (2-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close).
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily as well as weekend brunch.
The Gig Harbor restaurant will open with a full menu and full hours after April 23. It plans to serve brunch beginning the weekend after it opens, from 8-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The 4,500-square-foot restaurant will seat 185 and also has 28 outdoor seats when the weather permits.
Congratulations to Angela Eaton, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for April 2018!
Lakewood server, Angela Eaton was part of the opening team at Hop Jack’s in Lakewood but she is not new to the company. Her Hop Jack’s career began in 2015 at the Bonney Lake restaurant. After making guests happy there she then transferred to Maple Valley. Currently Angela is also a lead team member on the Hop Jack's helping hands committee, overseeing volunteers.
Because of her high energy, great personality and hard work ethic, she has grown and developed into an amazing, respected member of the Hop Jack’s family.
“Angela always goes above and beyond” said her manager Maggie Travers. “She is trained and versed as an expo, cocktail server and server. She consistently does all she can to help the entire team, including managers. She won’t leave until every team member is in a good spot and is willing to help out whenever needed.”
Angela has made lifelong friends at Hop Jack’s and enjoys meeting new people. One day during a stressful shift a guest tapped her on the back and told her she was doing a good job. That moment stood out and she appreciates the love and compassion of her guests and fellow team members. She also likes being able to step out of her comfort zone to try new things.
When off the clock Angela spends time in the outdoors hiking and traveling. Her favorite destination is where she is from, the beautiful country of Peru.
Her #1 Hop Jack’s meal is a Western Burger with an ice cold Hop Jack’s Lager.
Angela is an amateur painter and she and her husband backpack whenever time allows.
Thank you, Angela for all you’ve done for Hop Jack’s and our guests. We appreciate you!