The “ J “ stands for our oldest daughter, Juliana, who is currently attending Bridgewater State University & the “ M “ stands for Mihlan, our 2nd daughter. 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 girls. They are a huge part of our success.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.