News & Awards
Cactus Jack's Grill & Watering Hole has been making news. We have been featured in The Hippo Press, The Union Leader, New Hampshire Magazine, Phantom Gourmet and more!
Lisa Allen, 2021 Outstanding Women in Business recipient - February 11, 2021
BEDFORD — Lisa Allen is the Chief Administrative Officer of Great NH Restaurants
Within six months, Lisa Allen progressed from food server to bartender and then assistant manager of T-BONES restaurant in Bedford. Upon graduating from UNH Manchester, she wrote a five-page letter to Great NH Restaurants CEO Tom Boucher about her observations and ideas to grow the business.
That’s how Lisa was offered a starting position in the home office for two hours per week in neighborhood marketing. Within one year, she had earned herself a full-time office position, handling payroll, marketing and assisting the company’s accountant.
These events occurred more than 20 years ago, but they’re illustrative of Lisa’s personal investment in every aspect of the Great NH Restaurants organization, where she now oversees all administrative operations (for up to 600 employees at one time), and has been an owner and member of the executive team for a decade.
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The Union Leader - T-BONES’ first custom-built location coming to Concord - November 2019CONCORD — After 35 years in business and multiple locations, T-Bones Great American Eatery will open its first custom-built restaurant early next year. T-BONES’ parent company, Great New Hampshire Restaurants, is also gearing up to open a new sports bar concept called Bull & Bear at the former Shorty’s in Bedford in the near future. Read Full Article
The Nashua Telegraph - Company now offering paper straws - July 2019BEDFORD — Recently, Great NH Restaurants stopped automatically handing out plastic straws and providing them only when guests ask. Searching for a better solution, Bob Sullivan, director of purchasing for Great NH Restaurants, found a paper straw that was a cut above the rest on the market, most of which don’t perform well. Read Full Article
Union Leader - NH Voices - January 2019NH Voices - Tom Boucher: NH Restaurants Pay It Forward
As 2018 winds down many of us will look back on the year and think about all that has occurred in our own lives, our communities, our country, and our world. With regular emphasis on what’s wrong, and in hopes that you will also be focusing on the good, I thought I’d take this opportunity to focus on what’s good and share what some of New Hampshire’s restaurants have done.
Did you know that 94 percent of restaurants make charitable contributions? Whether to assist with a crisis, boost a community project or start a charitable program of their own (more on this in a bit), America’s restaurants are there to help by contributing food, donating their time, and writing checks. The charitable giving of America’s restaurants adds up to a staggering $3 billion a year. Read Full Article
CJ's Rebranding - November 2018
CJ's Great West Grill celebrates America's vast, regional cuisine! We serve up mouthwatering Texas BBQ, House Specialties like our famous Crispy Haddock Tacos, made-from-scratch Mexican dishes, all-American seafood, Butcher cut steaks and many more unique plates that are sure to please the whole family's palate.