Jackson Diner Closes Doors, A Victim of COVID-19

The Jackson Diner located in Jackson Crossing Plaza on Hope Chapel Road closed its doors last month. It is the latest causality to the COVID-19 pandemic. The business is being sold at this time. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

  JACKSON – For a dozen years if you wanted to get a taste of some real diner food in the township it wasn’t hard to find. The Jackson Diner offered up all the specialties.

  From a variety of omelets, to chicken parmigiana, and from meatloaf to milkshakes the diner situated in the plaza offered diners what they wanted. Sadly however, the familiar eatery has closed its doors, a casualty of the coronavirus.

  The owners of the diner, located in Jackson Crossing Plaza on South Hope Chapel Road, announced June 12 via social media that they were closing their doors.

  As of press time, the owners had not responded to inquiries for further information and to share some of the history of the diner or any news regarding a potential buyer.

  In a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, the owners stated, “The Jackson Diner will not reopen under the Zimmermann family ownership. This was a very difficult decision and it is extremely unfortunate.”

  “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it had on the diner, we faced true hardships and had to consider finding a buyer to continue the Jackson diner legacy. We want to thank our loyal customers immensely for all their unconditional support throughout the years.”

A sign posted on the front window door of The Jackson Diner expresses regret that the business has now been closed and that a buyer is being sought. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

  The post adds, “we truly couldn’t have done it without you! We apologize for this news, as we are deeply saddened by this decision as well.”

  “We would like to extend a special thank you to the employees, whom we consider family for all of their hard work and dedication,” the owners added.

  “It has been an honor to be a part of the Jackson community and serve every patron that walked through the doors over the past 12 years, we are truly grateful,” the post by the Zimmermann family concludes.

  Two years ago, the diner held a big 10th anniversary celebration with a special menu and day long activities.