UPDATED — The Job Lunch, which is something of an institution in El Dorado, is closed for now.
“It’s probably going to be a little bit before it opens,” says Donna Naill, who owns the business with her husband, Mike.
The Naills own the business at 212 E. Central and previously ran it but have most recently been leasing it to someone else.
There’s a chance the Naills will take it back over to run again.
“I’m still talking to myself about … whether I want to do it or not,” Donna Naill says.
The Naills also own Hot Rod Bail Bonding.
“We really just don’t have time with the bail bond business,” Donna Naill says of running a restaurant. “That’s kind of a 24/7 job.”
Job Lunch has been around for decades and is known for its veal sandwiches, which today are made of pork due to the cost of veal.
“The veal sandwich is really what pulls them in,” Donna Naill says.
The Naills are planning renovations, such as painting and installing a new ceiling, before they reopen the tiny restaurant.
Donna Naill says she won’t mess with the restaurant’s well-established mojo, though.