The “ J “ stands for our oldest daughter, Juliana, who is currently attending Bridgewater State University & the “M” stands for Mihlan, our 2nd kiddie, who is attending The Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. After our youngest daughter Simone came along, we were already incorporated, so we dedicated the “Kids Special” to her & she’s pretty much been in charge ever since...! We are extremely proud of our smart, strong and beautiful children. They are a huge part of our success. Watching them grow and become confident people has been the most rewarding part.
Originally a donut shop with no soda fountain, ice machine and barely any equipment, we had our work cut out for us, but we had a vision of what we wanted to be & a long time understanding of the area & the customers we would be serving. We got to work winning the hearts & appetites of the Metro West community. We are proud of our little Diner & we all love wearing our PJ’s & serving you with a smile, but most importantly, we love our customers. Thank you all for your support & enjoyment of our Mom & Pop diner. We love watching your kids grow up as well as our own.
Dave is originally from Wayland. As a boy he enjoyed going to lots of diners with his father & has been hooked on the atmosphere & community ever since. He graduated in the 1st class of Minuteman Tech School as a Culinary Arts major & started his restaurant career in the 70’s at the Villa and the Wayland House after Dave received his degree in International Hotel & Restaurant Management from Florida International University. He worked at both the Bay Tower Room & the Ritz in Boston. He then ran a private resort in the Bahamas for 12 years. After returning to the States, he was a Pastry Chef for “Jo’s” of Palm Beach & owned a bakery in Florida. (even Barbara Walters, Ted Kennedy & the B52’s loved his food) Before opening J&M, Dave owned The Rotary Landmark Restaurant in Westborough for over a decade. Then, he met Karen..... & the rest is history!
Karen is a Framingham native who grew up a stones throw from the diner. She studied Vocal Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston & for over 25 years she had a successful career as a professional singer. Most of those years were with “Night Shift.” A band that was named by ”VH1/MTV” as one of the busiest bands in the country. Karen has performed all over New England, NYC, Miami, Palm Beach, the Bahamas & had National Commercials on TV & Radio. She has since left that industry full-time, to focus her energies on family, CrossFit & the Diner. Karen continues to record for large National and International companies and albums, that have been #1 in several countries. She hopes to write and record more in the future.
Libby, our manager is our official 4th daughter, Bestest Friend & Aunt/sister to our kids. She is also a native of Framingham. We have watched her grow from a little girl, woman & now Mom. We love our “Little Man,” Owen. Libby attended Johnson & Wales & has been with us since the beginning. We are so fortunate to have her part of the Diner & part of our lives.