Jonny B'z isn't a new name to those in Grand Rapids - it's been serving up hamburgers and hot dogs at affordable prices on the south side of Wealthy St. since 2011. But the restaurant has gone through big changes this year.
It all started in the spring, when Jonny B'z opened in their new location. Only yards away from their original location, you'll still find Jonny B'z in the same neighborhood but with a completely different look.
"It's funny seeing people come in for the first time that had been to the old location which was, you know, the ketchup mustard colored walls, the black and white checkers and they all kind of just walk in and they're like [awed]," says general manager Kate Greening.
They've added new menu items too.
"We've invested in a 500 pound smoker which sits in our basement and we smoke everything from shrimp to ribs to our chicken wings," says Greening. "It's been really exciting to be able to do more than just the hot dogs and burgers and offer the neighborhood a little something different."
The restaurant also obtained a liquor license and serve local craft beer, wine and mixed drinks.
Jonny B'z is located at 701 Wealthy Street SE. To browse their menu and check out business hours, head to their website here.