Logan Square bunch-goers feeling empty since last month when Jam closed its location of five years will soon feel whole. The breakfast favorite, known for its malted-custard french toast, is set to reopen November 25 at 2853 N. Kedzie Avenue, the former home of Matthias Merges’s (Old Irving Brewing Co., Gideon Sweet) first restaurant. Yusho closed in July, while Jam closed in October and seized the opportunity to move to a large space.
The new location is about 20 feet larger and offers 96 seats, 36 more than the original location at 3057 W. Logan Boulevard. With the extra space, owner Anthony Fiore will incorporate a more comfortable seating area with coffee service for folks waiting for a table.
Fiore and his team are also planning to debut some new seasonal menu items to coincide with the reopening. Expect gluten-free toast made with kohlrabi brandade, blood orange, almond bread, and poached egg; and an Asian-inspired eggs Benedict made with red-chili hollandaise, puffed jasmine rice and pickled winter vegetables.
Other than that, the new Jam will look and feel mostly the same. Expect the same decor, staff and menu favorites, including the french toast, burrito suizo and egg sandwich. Fiore said his team even brought over the tables and chairs from the original location.
This is Jam’s third home, as the restaurant debuted in Wicker Park. The restaurant is on Eater Chicago’s Most Essential Brunch Restaurants in the city.