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Jason’s Deli opens in former Brentwood home of Ruby Tuesday

Jason’s Deli opened on Monday in Hill Center Brentwoodat 279 Franklin Rd., in the former home of Ruby Tuesday.

While the location is old, the new restaurant adds to the draw of the Hill Center redevelopment project, which still is in progress.

“Consumers these days are concerned with the quality of food they eat and what they feed their families,” said Jay Tortorice, president, Jen-Tex Deli’s Inc., and the son of Jason’s Deli founder, Joe Tortorice Jr. “Those that live and work in the area know this, and that’s why they have been asking us to come to Brentwood for years. Finally, we have found the right fit at Hill Center Brentwood and are pleased to bring all that is Jason’s Deli to this vibrant community.”

The August, 2016 closure of Ruby Tuesday was part of a restructuring of the restaurant chain. The Hill Center location was one of 95 around the company that were closed.

Hill Center Brentwood has been a Williamson County shopping destination for more than 30 years. The shopping center began a major expansion project, acquiring the longtime headquarters of Murray Ohio at the corner of Maryland Way and Franklin Road, adding 17 acres to the shopping center. The property is anchored by accounting firm LBMC. The first restaurants and retail stores in the $211 million mixed-use development opened in fall 2016, with additional openings in 2017.

Jason’s Deli is part of the original strip center that includes REI, The Fresh Market, local mainstay The Puffy Muffin, Katy’s Hallmark, and more.

Founded in 1976, Jason’s Deli is Its current footprint includes more than 260 restaurants in 29 states, with Middle Tennessee locations in Franklin, Nashville and Murfreesboro. In addition to winning numerous industry and consumer choice awards, it was the first national restaurant company to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils in 2005, several years before the FDA mandate. Since that time, processed MSG, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors/flavors/dyes were also eliminated from its menu.

“As a family-owned and community-focused company, Jason’s Deli is a welcome addition to our tenant roster,” said H.G. Hill Realty Company Chairman and CEO, Jimmy Granbery. “In fact, I recently learned that Jay’s grandfather was in the grocery business. Their long-established history and shared family roots further align the company with ours and we are pleased to bring another quality restaurant option to the Brentwood community.”

For additional information about Hill Center Brentwood, including current restaurant, retail and office tenants, and for leasing contacts, visit

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