Our Story

The Jules story was born out of a passion for good food, family and a love of community. John and Jan Ordway, finding a scarcity of restaurants to take their young girls, decided to open their own place. A spacious, modern and comfortable space where healthy, organic food would be paramount, community involvement important, and where employees would have a fun and positive place to work... unlike anything you've come to expect from a fast casual restaurant.

It's a story told with pizza - one hot, thin, crispy crust, topped with locally sourced, organic products at a time. For us: it's the taste - we love our thin crust. Crunchy with a little bit of chewiness... perfect! Now top that tasty crunch with the basics - Marguerite or Brooklyn style, or be adventurous and try a variety. For you: Wholesome. JULES was created so that everybody (not just parents) would have a great place for a quick and healthy meal. And pizza is everybody’s favorite. Our organic dough and sauces are made fresh, in-house, every day. No additives. No bad stuff. Only the good. Our ingredients are seasonal, locally sourced when possible, and organic.

Why Jules CA? It started with two high school friends. The Ordways' concept of creating an alternative pizza concept... one that was healthy, organic and affordable, really resonated with Jeff Clapp and his wife who were living in Oakland when John first opened Jules in Doylestown, PA in 2004. (Jeff and John were high school friends). With abundant local farms and year-round produce grown just miles away, California was the perfect match for fresh, local, organic thin crust... therefore, a partnership was formed and Jules was born in Danville, CA in 2010. The most recent Jules addition is now in Oakland, CA (opened in April, 2013).

Gluten Intolerant? Vegan? Vegetarian? We have your back. Just look at our menus for all the different toppings we offer on 3 types of organic crusts (including our special gluten-free crust). JULES thin crust is much lower in fat than a conventional pizza. Good for every body and good for the environment. A win win!

This We Believe

This is where JULES started... if you are going to start a business, what would it be like?

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