Jerry Jacob is the owner of Bender’s Restaurant in Canton which is celebrating its 110th anniversary.
By Diana Rossetti
Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:01 am
Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 8:14 PM
Address 137 Court Ave. SW, Canton
Owner Jerry Jacob and Jon Jacob
Number of employees 40
Years in operation 110, with 80 in the Jacob family.
Our business is …
An upscale/casual restaurant that serves lunch and dinner.
You might not know that …
In addition to serving fresh seafood and the finest steaks, we emphasize serving high-quality seasonal items from established sources who have greater buying power. Fresh king crab legs, tomatoes, fiddlehead ferns, morel mushrooms and Nantucket cape scallops. We strive to buy local and to maintain our traditional items while embracing the new.
We chose to operate our business in Stark County because …
It is where John Jacob Sr. bought the business in 1932, and it is where our families live. We feel Stark County brings in a great customer base of regular customers and world travelers here on business who appreciate the high-quality dining we provide.
Our greatest challenge is …
Maintaining consistency of high quality products, attracting new customers and dealing with new regulations. And competing with the huge number of chain restaurants who have greater buying power.
In five years, we hope to …
Operate in a more conducive small-business environment than is present today.