It all started back in 1966, when Jerry Weathersby began working for a hamburger franchise known as “Burger Chef” in Dublin, Georgia. Jerry was later transferred to Waycross, Georgia in 1974, where he was the manager of that local Burger Chef for the next 11 years.
Young, eager, and self-motivated, Jerry bought the Burger Chef restaurant that he managed in 1985. With only $20 in the bank and the Lord on his side, Jerry moved forward with his own restaurant and named it “Jerry J’s Biscuits & Burgers”.
Not only was Jerry successful in opening this new restaurant, but he opened a second location just a few years later. After several years of selling burgers, fries, and shakes at both locations, things became more competitive as national franchises began moving into the area. So, Jerry decided to “change things up”, and combined the efficiency and speed of fast-food with the taste and quality of country-cooking. This combination created what we all know today as “Jerry J’s Country Café”.
In 1998, Jerry kicked off the Fast Country-Cooking concept at one of his existing restaurants, and let’s just say… it was a big success! Jerry then began the Fast Country Cooking at his other location as well.
In 2005, the time was right to open a third restaurant. Jerry and one of his sons, Bengi Crosby, opened this third location in Nahunta, Georgia. Not long after that, a fourth restaurant was open with Jerry’s youngest son, James Weathersby, in Blackshear, Georgia.
There are now four Jerry J’s Country Café locations. Jerry and his family know that their blessing have come from God, and they do not fail to give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon them. Jerry once said, “I would be remiss if I did not give thanks to the Father for his continued outpouring of blessings on myself, my family, and my business.”