Not Your Average Joe’s Cuts the Ribbon on Westwood Restaurant During Grand Opening Celebration

Local Dignitaries and Community Members Join Mass-Based Restaurant Brand for Opening of 26th Location; and Check Presentation to Cause Partner, Foundation for Westwood Education

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WHO: Westwood Selectmen Michael Walsh (Chairman) and Nancy Hyde; Massachusetts State Representative Paul McMurtry; and Massachusetts State Senator Mike Rush are expected to attend along with Foundation for Westwood Education president Michelle Sutrich; Not Your Average Joe’s Founder/CEO Stephen Silverstein, Westwood restaurant General Manager Michael Belley and Head Chef Luciano DaSilva; and members of the Westwood community.

WHAT: Not Your Average Joe’s, the Massachusetts-based restaurant brand known for its globally inspired, chef-driven menu served at affordable prices, will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new Westwood location with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by a champagne toast. The event commemorates the 26th restaurant opening for the brand, and 17th in Massachusetts.

At the event, Silverstein will present Westwood-based non-profit Foundation for Westwood Education (FWE) with a check for money raised during its pre-opening celebrations. The organization supports high quality education in Westwood public schools and enhances learning opportunities for all Westwood residents. FWE is also the beneficiary of the Westwood restaurant’s “Not Your Average Cause” program during February and March, which will provide the organization 15 percent of restaurant sales from its supporters each Tuesday during that time period.

WHEN: Monday, February 22, 2016
Ribbon cutting 4 pm
Champagne toast 4:30 pm

WHERE: Not Your Average Joe’s at University Station
70 University Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090

MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Fine, Elevate Communications,, 781.248.3963

About Not Your Average Joe’s
Not Your Average Joe’s is a restaurant concept predicated on a dynamic trifecta: made-from-scratch dishes, affordable pricing and customer-driven service. Founded in 1994 by CEO Steve Silverstein, the brand has expanded its culinary footprint to more than 25 locations along the East Coast. Specializing in creative casual American cuisine, Not Your Average Joe’s also boasts an award-winning wine list and impressive beer selection all designed to meet customers’ needs and budgets. To learn more please visit

Not Your Average Joe’s, Westwood
Not Your Average Joe’s at University Station in Westwood features an open floor plan, exposed kitchen, expanded bar area and outdoor patio with a fire pit, and boasts an inviting California industrial-style look and feel. Guided by the brand’s executive chef Jeff Tenner, the Westwood restaurant’s head chef Luciano DaSilva and his team create made-from-scratch dishes behind open kitchen in accordance with Not Your Average Joe’s mission to serve creative cuisine at competitive prices, using, fresh never frozen ingredients. Behind the bar, Not Your Average Joe’s experienced team serve inventive cocktails, 45 bottles of wine available by the glass, and 30 beers on tap that include a rotating selection of Massachusetts-made “Backyard Brews.”