Jakers Leadership Team
Jake Jones, President/Owner
While attending the University of Idaho, Jake Jones got a job at the Gamma Phi Beta sorority house as an assistant to the cook. At that time “Willie”, a retired female chef, was the best cook on campus and she taught Jake the finer things of great food.
After transferring to Idaho State University Jake was employed by the university food service while completing a degree in Business Management.
Upon graduation, he managed several college food services and worked for a regional buffet chain before opening his first restaurant in Pocatello, Idaho in 1975.
Jake is also the area Franchise Developer for Red Robin in Montana, and operates Red Robin restaurants in both Billings and Missoula Montana.
Jake and his wife Grace reside in Sun Valley and Meridian, Idaho.
Luke Hadley, Regional Kitchen Supervisor
I started working as a line cook in 2001 at the Twin Falls location. My goal was to be the lead cook as soon as I could, so I studied recipes and procedures daily becoming as knowledgeable as I could. I worked my way to become the lead cook and later an Assistant Manager.
In 2010 an opportunity to relocate to the Meridian location arose and I took that opportunity becoming the Kitchen Manager and later the General Manager at the Meridian location. While living in the Boise area I am able to attend many Boise State football games, concerts, and a wide variety of restaurants to try.
In 2017 my dedication to recipe compliance and Jakers food I started a new position as the Regional Kitchen Supervisor. I am currently traveling to our six locations watching health & safety practices, recipe compliance, kitchen training programs, food cost and other systems.
I am still finding new ways to challenge myself and my Team Members to make Jakers a great company to work for and for our guests to have a great experience from walking through our doors, to our friendly service and excellent food.
Christina Allred, Regional Supervisor
I started working at Jakers in 2014 as a hostess. I was 16 and it was my first job. I quickly fell in love with Jakers and the restaurant business. I love that things are always changing and the fast paced environment.
The constant interaction with people brought me out of my shell and really helped me grow as a person. As soon as I was 19 years old, I started serving and was asked to be an assistant manager shortly after.
I have continued to work hard learning all areas of the restaurant over the years. Through this I learned that I loved managing. I love food and I love being a leader and working closely with people to help them be the best they can be, while also making sure Jakers is providing the highest quality food and service.
In January of 2023 I was asked to be a supervisor for Idaho locations. While nervous, I was very excited to jump in and get to know how our other restaurants operated and who their teams were. It has been a very rewarding journey so far to grow with Jakers and lead multiple restaurants in the chain. I hope to continue this path and help Jakers succeed in providing nothing but the best to our guests and team members.
Something for everyone at Jakers!
Six great locations to serve you!