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J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. to Open Merus Grill in Houston on November 18


Uptown Park Restaurant to Feature Classic American Cuisine

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JAX) (the Company), owner and operator of a multi-regional collection of upscale restaurants, today announced that it will open its first Merus Grill on November 18 in Houston, TX at 1180 Uptown Park Boulevard in Uptown Park. Uptown Park is owned by EDENS.

Mark A. Parkey, President and Chief Executive Officer of J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc., said the new Merus Grill is a chef-driven, boutique-style restaurant bringing discerning guests a contemporary take on classic American cuisine.

“We are excited to announce the opening of our first Merus Grill,” Parkey said. “From the moment guests enter our restaurant, they will be welcomed by a polished, professional staff highly trained and dedicated to providing an exceptional dining experience with emphasis on the finest in made-from-scratch, quality food.” Parkey said every effort has been made to offer guests a relaxing dining environment, including unique and original artwork throughout the restaurant.

The Houston Merus Grill restaurant has 7,900 square feet with seating for 200 guests. Will Reiser has been named General Manager and Ulises Chavez has been named Executive Chef. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, each with a distinctive menu.

“The Merus Grill menu will feature a wide selection of American classics,” Parkey continued, “including prime rib of beef roasted on the bone, steaks, fresh seafood, premium sandwiches and entrée salads. The menu will also include a varied and rotating selection of such offerings as Tuscan Steak, Block Island Swordfish with Mango Papaya Salsa, and Chicken Milanese.” Parkey noted that Merus Grill has a full-service bar that will include an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle, as well as handcrafted cocktails served with a signature side car.

“All of our steaks will be cut in-house,” Parkey pointed out, “and will feature Certified Angus Beef® seasoned and grilled in a 1,600° Montague broiler. In addition, our fresh chicken will be all-natural and sourced exclusively from Red Bird Farms.”

The operating hours for the new Merus Grill will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

About J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc.

J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. is a collection of restaurants that focus on providing high quality food, outstanding professional service and an attractive ambiance. The Company presently operates 46 restaurants in 16 states. The Company has its headquarters in Nashville, TN

For additional information, visit

J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc.
Jessica Hagler
Chief Financial Officer
(615) 269-1900

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