Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Not Your Average Joe's Helping the Silver Spring Community

From our friends at Not Your Average Joe's...

Not Your Average Joe's Celebrates Grand Opening in Silver Spring

Silver Spring nonprofits will be pleased to hear about the policy at Not Your Average Joe’s

Not Your Average Joe’s celebrated their grand opening with the Silver Spring community on Tuesday, July 12. The New England-based restaurant group invited neighboring businesses to a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception.

In other locations, the company takes great pride in working with their neighboring partners and Silver Spring is no different. CEO/President, Stephen Silverstein welcomed guests and began to talk on the importance of community to Not Your Average Joe’s, “You need us to help in any way, we can, through a donation or otherwise. We want to be your go to restaurant, so make sure you call on us, the answer is always yes. We guarantee you that!”

To show their appreciation for the neighborhood, the company has put together the Not Your Average Cause program. For every restaurant opening, Not Your Average Joe’s partners with a local nonprofit; the Ellsworth Place location chose American Film Institute Silver (AFI.) The pre opening program is set up to have guest donate to the charity instead of paying their bill. The pre opening services took place on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. The count was tallied and Silverstein presented a five thousand dollar check to Ray Barry, the Director of AFI and Matt Boratenski, Program Administrator for Education.

AFI is a nonprofit cinema arts organization, and icon in the Silver Spring community. Their groundbreaking film education program, which promotes visual literacy, has already served more than 100,000 area students. Boratenski spoke about the overall goal on education at AFI, “Our job is to try to make them (children) question what they’re seeing, also to get them to read and write what they’re viewing and to also get them to connect with the other literacy’s.”

Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce President, Jane Redicker spoke about the appreciation for restaurants like Not Your Average Joe’s who get involved with their community. She also presented a plaque on behalf of the Chamber to Silverstein and the Not Your Average Joe’s team.

General Manager, Michael Reyes is very excited to be a part of Silver Spring and like Silverstein, welcomes anyone in to ask about partnerships or charitable efforts.

Not Your Average Joe’s, Ellsworth Place is open...
Monday: 11 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday-Wednesday: 11 AM - 10 PM
Thursday-Friday: 11 AM - 11 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11 PM
Sunday: 12 noon - 9 PM

For more information, visit the Not Your Average Joe’s website.

About Not Your Average Joe’s:
Not Your Average Joe’s is a restaurant concept predicated on a dynamic trifecta: made-from-scratch dishes, affordable pricing and customer-driven service. Founded in 1994 by CEO Steve Silverstein, the brand has expanded its culinary footprint to 24 locations along the East Coast. Specializing in creative casual American cuisine, Not Your Average Joe’s also boasts an award-winning wine list and impressive beer selection all designed to meet customers’ needs and budgets. Locally, Not Your Average Joe’s is headquartered in Waltham, MA at 56 Market Place Drive. To learn more please visit