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A new grill in Gretna

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Gretna, Nebraska is getting a new grill. PepperJax is opening its second location in Gretna, Nebraska this month. They are currently hiring final positions for their grand opening team and will begin training soon.

The first Gretna location is located at the Nebraska Crossing Mall. The new location is a free-standing building located at 620 S Hwy 6 in front of the new Fareway grocery store and features a drive thru with dual service lines. The set-up allows them to maintain their open kitchen service model for dine-in guests and a grilled, fresh-to-order line, for drive thru customers.

New PepperJax location in Gretna, Nebraska

The location they opened in September off of I-80 and 144th street has the exact same layout as their new Gretna site. “It’s the best of both worlds,” says Erin Palladino, Chief Operating Officer. “We have been testing different proto-types and the one thing we know, is our guest expects the open and transparent kitchen,” Palladino continues. And the new design is considered the future for the brand. Outside of opening new locations, PepperJax will refresh existing locations to showcase the new brand look.


The growth isn’t stopping in Gretna. PepperJax is set to open a new location off of 204th and Maple Street in Omaha, Nebraska next summer. They also recently signed for a new free-standing location in Sioux City, Iowa that will open in the fall of 2023.

PepperJax is celebrating 20 years of grilling in 2022. Their first location opened in Omaha, Nebraska off of 132nd and Center. They are known for their famous phillies and offer a variety of other options such as rice bowls, burritos, salads, loaded nachos, and fries. Each entree comes with your choice of protein, grilled veggies, toppings, dressings, and sauces. Every entree is customizable. The brand believes in the power of letting the guest decide what they like. For more information on their menu check out:

PepperJax currently operates over 30 locations in 5 states and recently opened a headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. They plan to continue to develop Nebraska and areas surrounding their current locations. For more information or to stay in the know, you can follow them on social media 


Guacmole and salsa


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Guacamole is back for the summer at PepperJax!

PepperJax Guacamole

Guacamole is back at PepperJax Grill

Not everything can be about the philly cheesesteak, right? PepperJax has brought guacamole back for the summer as a limited time offer. Guests can now enjoy guacamole as a topping for any entree or as a side with chips for $2.99.

PepperJax serves a western style guacamole with avocado, red bell pepper, salt, jalapeno
powder, garlic, onion, and lime juice in it. It’s a great addition as a topping to their rice bowls, burritos, and loaded nachos. And for an added bonus, it is free on all vegetarian entrees.

If you’re in the mood for chips and dip, you’re in luck. Aside from PepperJax’ house-made salsa, they also have PepperJack and Cheddar cheese sauce options. All of their dip choices pair really well with their new guacamole. Plus, you have the option to mix and match dips.

Guac is available on the app.

Guacamole is available in-store, online, and through the PJax app. If you’re not part of the PJax app, you should sign up today to receive special offers and discounts including some free guac in the upcoming weeks. Plus, you can earn points towards free food with every purchase.

Not a big app user? No worries! PepperJax offers reward points regardless of how you order as long as you have an account created. If you’re in-store you can provide your phone number to the cashier to earn your points. Free items start with just 15 points and you can earn a point with every dollar you spend. Apple user can download the app here. Android users can find the app here.

PepperJax is a Nebraska based, quick-casual restaurant that serves phillies, rice bowls, salads, burritos, loaded nachos and fries. They’re known for their grill-to-order process and completely customizable entrees. They currently operate 32 locations across 5 states with two new grills coming this summer in Omaha, Nebraska.

For more information, visit their website or follow them on social.




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National Cheesesteak Day and PepperJax go hand-in-hand. Afterall, their philly cheesesteak is what put them on the map 20 years ago. It all started with an idea to grill fresh and a secret family seasoning – the PepperJax philly cheesesteak was born.

When PepperJax originally started, guests could only order a steak or chicken philly. Today, guests can choose from their signature steak, chicken, pulled pork, or sliced Italian sausage option. And at this time of year, they often offer their spin on the Reuben with a Reuben philly. It’s grilled corned beef, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing with the PepperJax signature philly set-up.


Unlike the East coast, PepperJax uses a Swiss/American blend for their philly cheese option. It comes standard on all phillies unless requested otherwise. They also have cheddar and pepperjack cheese sauce options that can be added as an upcharge if guests prefer.

Each philly cheesesteak is served up on a freshly toasted, authentic hoagie roll. As most know, the bread is an important piece to any philly experience. PepperJax gets it right with theirs and stuck to the east coast to provide. Their bread comes from a family-owned bakery in Philadelphia giving guests a truly authentic experience for the philly cheesesteak in the mid-west.


PepperJax gives fresh a whole new meaning with the use of their grill. Every entree is grilled to-order with PepperJax’ own seasoning. Guests can choose to add onion, mushroom, green pepper, jalapeno, or banana peppers. If you’re into spice, try it with fireball! The grill cook will saute your meat and veggies in jalapeno juice for a little extra kick.

FUN FACT: The fireball process was invented by team members in the early days.

When PepperJax started, some team members noticed that the excess juice from the jalapenos wasn’t being used. They had the idea to try and find a way to use it and the idea to cook with it was presented. Once it hit the grill, the rest was history, and the PepperJax Fireball was born. It’s worth a try if you’re into the heat.

The philly cheesesteak is a must-try at PepperJax. It’s the house recommendation and a necessity to try in person. Sure, it’s the days of delivery and social distancing but nothing beats a philly hot off their grill and if you have the opportunity, take it!

National Cheesesteak Day is Thursday, March 24th and PepperJax is celebrating with a BOGO 1/2 off on all of their philly cheesesteaks. The offer is valid in-store, online, and in their app with promo code. You can find more details on their social media pages at Facebook or follow them at PepperJax Grill (@pjaxgrill) • Instagram photos and videos

PepperJax currently operates 32 locations across 6 states. To find the closest location to you visit PepperJax Grill | Custom-Made Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches









PepperJax Food Truck at Cattle Congress


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PepperJax fired up their mobile grill for the National Cattle Congress. The PJax Food Truck served up their famous philly cheesesteaks for the The National Cattle Congress – Home of the National Cattle Congress Fair in Waterloo, Iowa. The team enjoyed 5 days of food and fun while guests enjoyed the fair.

It has been a successful summer kick-off for PepperJax and their mobile kitchen units. Their teams have participated in event across Nebraska and Iowa, showcasing their grill-to-order approach and the philly cheesesteaks that put them on the map. As the summer winds down, so will the events. The brand hopes to spend the off-season sourcing events to participate in next year. Increasing community participation and presence is a key focus for the team.

For those interested in having the PJax truck at one of your events, you can contact  Please note, there are certain minimums and attendance required for participation. To stay up to date and in the know visit your nearest location or  follow PepperJax at PepperJax Grill | Facebook.

To find a location nearest you, visit  Our Locations and Menus | PepperJax Grill | Custom Cheesesteaks and More

PepperJax Grill is a quick-casual restaurant known for their freshly grilled entrees. Customers can choose from a philly cheesesteak, rice bowl, burrito, salad, loaded nachos or fries. Each entree is completely customizable. If you haven’t tried them out, you should definitely stop by and experience the THRILL OF THE GRILL.




PepperJax Food Truck at Cattle Congress
Team Iowa at the Congress Cattle Fair
Panther Mascot Loves PepperJax
Fans pose in front of PepperJax food truck

PepperJax Food Truck and Football

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The PepperJax Food Truck is grilling up the goods for Husker home games.

PepperJax grill has partnered with Husker Athletics to serve up their famous philly cheesesteaks and loaded fries during all Husker home games this football season.  Located at the west-end of Memorial stadium, you can find the PepperJax food truck serving game day fans and tailgate attendees. The grill fires up 3 hours before each game and serves through half-time.

Similar to their in-store experience, the food truck is equipped with a grill. The team grills fresh for each order. Football fans can get a steak or chicken entrée, complete with their choice of grilled vegetables and signature sauces. Everything is made-to-order. The company is proud of their grill-centric approach. Grilling-to-order is something PepperJax is passionate about and they refused to stray from that brand staple. Whether you’re in a restaurant or in front of the truck, grilling each entrée to order is just something they do.

PepperJax Grill is a Nebraska-born restaurant. They have three restaurants located in Lincoln, Nebraska and 14 total through-out the state. The rest are located in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota. For more information on locations, visit Our Locations and Menus | PepperJax Grill | Custom Cheesesteaks and More

If you plan on attending any husker home games, stop by the PepperJax Food Truck and grill up something awesome. You can find the husker football schedule and game times at 2021 Football Schedule – University of Nebraska (

Husker game days are not the only place you can find one of the Pepperjax Food Trucks. The company uses their trucks for community events and festivals throughout the Mid-west. The brand also uses them as a teaser campaign ahead of new restaurant openings to give future customers a glimpse of what they have to offer. PepperJax can’t wait to see what opportunity they can cook up next.




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PepperJax grill is unveiling their next generation of restaurants ahead of their 20-year anniversary and the location holds special meaning to the brand.

PepperJax Grill is a quick-casual, grill-to-order restaurant. They opened the doors of their first location in January 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska. Now, almost 20 years later, the original location is moving across the street. Their new spot is a free-standing building with drive-thru and will showcase their new look and service model.

“Coming back to where we started to introduce a new start is nothing short of exciting for us” said Erin Palladino, Chief Marketing Officer. “We have worked hard on this next gen set-up, and we are excited to see our customer’s reaction” Palladino continued.

Outside of a whole new look, PepperJax Grill’s next generation locations will offer multiple service channels such as cashier ordering and kiosk ordering. Drive thrus will also be added where possible. Everything about the brand’s evolution is offering choices and convenience to the guest in a relaxed and fun environment. However, there is one staple the brand refuses to give on and that’s the grill. Cooking to order and being grill-centric will always be a brand standard.

As far as future plans go, PepperJax hopes to refresh existing locations to the their new look and service model. The company currently has 32 locations across six states and counting. To find a grill near you, you can visit Our Locations and Menus | PepperJax Grill | Custom Cheesesteaks and More. for more information.

If you’re in the Omaha area, their new location is located at 2444 S 132nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68144 and set to open on August 16th, 2021.