Gerald and Heidi Overstreet took over the lease of Roadhouse building on July 15, 2016, and opened back up under the name Jefferson’s Roadhouse.
The Overstreets have spent weeks interviewing potential new staff for the restaurant, though a good portion of the original staff returned, including one of the original cooks.
A number of changes were made to the building’s interior, including a new kitchen floor and an added wall to reduce ambient noise. More booths have been added, and the space surrounding the bar was enlarged as well, making space for larger parties.
The Overstreets started opening for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays and offer classic breakfast items like omelettes, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and waffles.
Jefferson’s Roadhouse hours were extended from those in the past: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Friday evenings will feature live music. Rusty Miller will be a mainstay, performing three Fridays each month and Liz Harris will sing lounge music every first Friday. The Overstreets have a country dinner-dance one Saturday a month.
“This is what we’ve always wanted,” Heidi said of the Roadhouse, specifically the outdoor seating and “wow effect” that it offers. Heidi noted that she hopes the restaurant will become a standout along the I-5 corridor, the place that will make people look back and say, “Remember that place in Yreka? We have to go back there!” The Jefferson’s Roadhouse mission statement declares their goal is to “delight customers in a way that creates loyalty.”