Jack’s fast food restaurant to open Helena location

A Jack’s restaurant will soon be coming to Helena. The location for the restaurant will be on Shelby County 17 across from Regions Bank. (File)

A Jack’s restaurant will soon be coming to Helena. The location for the restaurant will be on Shelby County 17 across from Regions Bank. (File)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–Residents of Helena who enjoy Jack’s fast food and breakfast will soon be pleased as the fast food chain recently submitted plans to the city building official to build a restaurant on Shelby County 17 across from Regions Bank.

Jack’s restaurants have a loyal fan base and are known for great burgers, fries, breakfast, desserts and a long history of supporting local schools and communities.

“I am very pleased to see a new business coming to our city,” said Helena Mayor Mark Hall. “Jack’s will be a great boost to revenues for the city, which is much needed. Jack’s is also known to be an avid supporter of local schools and other community efforts and charities.”

Jack’s has not announced an official time line for the opening of the restaurant, but that information should be shared soon.

“I am optimistic that this is the first of several key retail developments that will be coming to areas that are currently zoned for this type development,” said Hall. “It is imperative that we continue to find new businesses so that we can meet the current needs and future needs, for continued funding of vital city services with sales tax revenue from retail development.”

Hall is excited about Jack’s coming to Helena but also made it clear that he is against any local property tax increases.

“I will say again, I am adamantly opposed to any local property tax increases,” said Hall. “Finding new revenue sources for our city is critical to meeting our city’s funding needs.”

Hall also mentioned that the property has been for sale for many years and is zoned B2. B2 zoning is an approved use for the property and is designated for the type business in the city zoning regulations.