Meet Karie Myers
Owner & Chef
Old School Modern Twist
Karie’s path to owning her own business is long and winding, but rooted in more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry – beginning at the age of 14 and eventually co-owning a restaurant for eight years.
As a licensed physical therapist assistant, Karie has also worked in skilled nursing facilities across the state, the breadth of her hospitality and people skills far-reaching. “Realizing my entrepreneurial passion for running my own restaurant still existed in 2010, I began searching for a new location to purchase,” Karie recalls, and a couple years later the sale of Jigger’s was secured and the historic diner opened its doors under Karie’s ownership in September of 2012.
Along with her entrepreneurial spirit, Karie has put in years of sweat equity at the grill. “I absolutely love to cook! I enjoy making delicious meals and making people happy eating them,” explains Karie. “I have always been the one who prepares family holiday meals, always making too much food and sending everyone off with take-home containers. In the restaurant, I really enjoy seeing the customer’s look of delight when their meal is delivered to the table.” While diner staples like pancakes, bacon, and burgers reign supreme, Karie has crafted a menu with something for everyone, whether that means lower-carb sides like black bean sweet potato hash or gluten-free versions of any menu offering upon request. Fresh fruit and sliced avocado can complement decadent French toast, or you can’t lose with eggs and homefries.
"One of the best places to have brunch! Portions are huge and delicious, value for your money, staff were very nice and accommodating. We’ll definitely be back for more!"
We go back a long way!
Jigger's Diner was originally started in 1917, by Vilgot "Jigger" Lindberg. He built up a successful business from his hot dog/hamburger eatery in the building next door, called "Lindy's". At that time, a lunch cart was running by the Borden brothers, Alan, Leo, and Ralph, where the present diner sits.