Smiling Jack’s moving to Fayetteville Athletic Club

After two years in the downtown Fayetteville area, local restaurant Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods will be moving from its location on Spring St. into the space currently occupied by Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe inside Fayetteville Athletic Club next month.

The new location inside FAC on Zion Rd. will more than double the size of the restaurant, according to Smiling Jack’s owner Jack Stewart.

“We are growing into a new, larger location with better facilities and more capacity to serve more people,” Stewart told us. “We’re going from 900 square feet to about 1,800 square feet inside, with about 3,000 square feet available on the rooftop.”

“With our new facilities, we have the capability to expand our menu and our catering services,” Stewart said.

Bob Shoulders, owner of the Fayetteville Athletic Club says he thinks Smiling Jack’s will be a good fit for the space inside FAC.

“We’re very excited to have a local restaurant like Smiling Jack’s at the club. We think it is a great opportunity to provide our members with the fantastic, healthy lunch options available there,” Shoulders said.

Smiling Jack’s will close their Spring St. location on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and spend the holidays moving into their new location. Stewart expects the restaurant to re-open inside the Fayetteville Athletic Club on Monday, Jan. 4.