"Jason's Deli is a fast casual deli restaurant chain, serving sandwiches, soups, salads, pasta, baked potatoes, junior meals, homemade sides, desserts for dine-in and to-go, with catering for all occasions. Jason's Deli was founded in 1976 in Beaumont, Texas, by Joe Tortorice; his partners are Pat Broussard, Rusty Coco, and Pete Verde. The original deli is still in operation in the Gateway Shopping Center. The chain started franchising in 1988, with the first franchise deli in Tucson, Arizona. The company is fast approaching 200 delis in 25 states. The parent company is Deli Management, Inc., which owns the majority of the Jason's Delis. The number of company-owned delis and franchises are on the rise. A store in Flower Mound, Texas, is the first to feature drive thru service."
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