Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Jojos.

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As the best restaurant in Nashua, NH, our family at Bentley’s Roast Beef understands that it’s about variety. Sure we have the best roast beef sandwich and the freshest seafood in the area, but there is more. For example, let’s talk about our sides. Well, one side really – the Jojo. Not sure what a JoJo is and why we’re talking about them?

Well, then this article is for you as it is dedicated to one of our all-time customer favorite side dishes, the Jojo.


What’s a jojo?

Simply, the jojo is a thickly cut potato wedge, seasoned, deep-fried, and served with your favorite dipping sauce – mainly ketchup. So, yes, the jojo is a version of the french fry, but way bigger and more flavorful.


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Like most foods, JoJo’s have a history.

When looking back in history, many stories give origin to the jojo to mid and Pacific northwest regions. However, like most food items, a few stories are floating around concerning the first jojo. One story begins with a company known as Flavor-Crisp.

Flavor-Crisp trademarked its version of the deep pressure fryer in the 1960s. While the design was created with fried chicken in mind, a local Idaho potato salesman threw a few potato wedges into the fryer to “clean the grease” between chicken batches at an expo. One batch missed the trash and remained on the table. The rest is history.

Of course, there are always more tales. A second, and very similar story, revolves around the Nicewonger Company of Vancouver, Washington. Which is accurate, and who gets the credit? We may never know. Either way, we have the jojo, and life is good.


But, what is so good about the jojo?

While the answer to this question lies with the chef, jojos tend to contain similar traits. Traditionally, a jojo is made from a thickly sliced potato wedge (some cook the potato first, some don’t), dip it in a batter/breaded mixture and deep-fry. The combination of added spices takes the jojo to the next level, differentiating it from the everyday fry or wedge.


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As the best restaurant in Nashua, NH, you can have confidence that the chefs at Bentley’s Roast Beef will deliver the best jojos in the area! Paired with our signature roast beef sandwich, we promise you’ll be coming back for seconds!


Visit Bentley’s Roast Beef at 134 NH-101A in Amherst, NH today and experience the best, hand-sliced, perfectly seasoned jojos in the region!


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