Jefferson Fry Co. aims to expand outside of CT, New England

Irish-born Emmet Moore grew up aiding his mother and father make hand-reduce fries, or “chips,” for their food items truck and fish and chip shop. When he moved to the United States and married his spouse, he craved the fries he loved from house, loaded with garlic and cheese or hen with curry sauce. 

Even though Individuals really like French fries, he couldn’t uncover people tastes of household in Connecticut.

“There was definitely a large chance there,” he stated. “I imagined I could possibly selfishly set it up for the reason that I needed to take in them yet again each and every working day.”

Four years immediately after opening the first Jefferson Fry Co. in Cromwell, Moore and business associate Travis Dillon a short while ago debuted a fourth location of the rapidly-casual cafe specializing in loaded fries. The Vernon storefront, which opened in April in the town’s Tri-Town Plaza, joins an additional at the Shops at Farmington Valley in Canton and a satellite stall at Hartford’s Parkville Marketplace meals corridor.

A fifth spot is coming to Storrs close to the UConn campus in late June, and Moore and Dillon are performing on franchising, with hopes to develop the brand outdoors of New England.

The food

Jefferson Fry Co.’s fries, hand-lower on web site at each individual spot, are cooked in beef tallow. The menu of loaded fry selections follows an global theme, with flavors from all-around the globe. 

Jefferson Fry Co. aims to expand outside of CT, New England

Poutine fries and twisted fries at Jefferson Fry Co., with four Connecticut spots.

Jenna Stepleman / Jefferson Fry Co.

There’s a Canadian-fashion poutine with gravy and cheese curds, taco fries with spicy beef, diced tomato, onion, jalapeños and cheddar and Greek fries with gyro meat, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, feta cheese and a tzatziki-design and style sauce. 

Moore’s beloved garlic and cheese fries and chicken curry fries with mushroom and onion are there, alongside with BBQ, truffle parm, pesto, steak and cheese and buffalo hen choices. Company will frequently commence out striving a easy presentation, like bacon cheese, Dillon stated, and they’ll return to sample additional gourmand recipes like the house preferred “fusion fries” — an Asian-motivated specialty with grilled shredded chicken, hoisin and sriracha sauces, crushed peanuts and cilantro.

Jefferson’s menu also characteristics burgers, offered as singles with toppings like bacon, cheese and sauteed mushrooms and onions, or as a “JFC” double with the operates: bacon, cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, fries and property JFC sauce.

Sandwiches are made with crispy fried rooster, pulled pork or portobello mushrooms and beef “dirty dogs” are topped with some of their French fry counterparts’ components, like curry sauce, beef chili and taco meat. Jefferson also features milkshakes with premium ice cream, in typical flavors and other indulgent options like Nutella and cookie butter.

Consume in or get out?

Jefferson Fry Co’s dining establishments in Cromwell, Canton and Vernon all have indoor seating for about 42 to 64 guests, based on the spot. Takeout and supply are available, but Moore suggests he prefers individuals to delight in the meals on website, he explained. “The fries are ideal piping hot.” 

Places in Canton, Cromwell, Hartford and Vernon, @jeffersonfryco.,

All locations are wheelchair accessible