New eatery coming to Chadds Ford

Not Your Average Joe’s, a New England-based restaurant chain promoting a “globally inspired, chef-driven menu at affordable prices,” will make its Pennsylvania debut in June in the Glen Eagle Shopping Center along Route 202. It will occupy a former Outback Steakhouse site.

The chain’s first location opened in 1994 in Dartmouth, Mass. Since then, Not Your Average Joe’s has grown to more than 19 locations along the East Coast in Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and now Pennsylvania. It features casual dining with American-style cuisine. Another Pennsylvania location is planned for this summer at Suburban Square, 49 St. James Place, Ardmore.

The restaurant offers appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, sandwiches, stone-hearth pizzas, desserts and catering. The company is headquartered in Middleboro, Mass.

“As you might guess from our name, Not Your Average Joe’s was created for people who don’t like to settle for average,” Steve Silverstein, the restaurant’s founder and CEO, writes in a news release. Silverstein was heading his family’s menswear business when he decided to open a restaurant in the suburbs — “where people know your name and where you feel special without dressing up,” he says.

“We think Not Your Average Joe’s and Glen Mills make a great match,” Silverstein says. “Proximity to Philadelphia — one of the greatest food towns in America — means area residents are very discerning about their dining options. We’re confident that they’ll really appreciate our innovative, chef-driven menu and bend-over-backwards service at affordable prices.”

Menu items include comfort fare such as the Anything But Average Meatloaf and Mustard-Crusted Chicken and globally inspired dishes such as Steak Frites and Rosemary Skewered Scallops. Because each dish is made to order, guests are encouraged to request changes to meet dietary restrictions or taste preferences.

Not Your Average Joe’s offers a wine list and local, national and imported beers. It lists 40 bottles of wine, 21 of which are served by the glass, and 20 beers on tap.

With a bar plus 70 seats on a patio, the restaurant will seat 200 people.

Silverstein describes the interior as “elegantly casual with an industrial-chic, including many reclaimed materials and artisan-made furnishings. It’s an aesthetic that reflects the restaurant’s commitment to creativity and design.”

The restaurant is expected to employ more than 100 people. Interested candidates should contact Seth Caplan at scaplan@nyajoes.com;scaplan@nyajoes.com.