Meanwhile, Bruce had been scouting the Western suburbs of Des Moines searching for another spot where there weren’t any other restaurants. Jethro always thinks it is smarter to build a restaurant where there isn’t any other. A lease was signed on August 9, 2011, for the building at 9350 University in West Des Moines. Construction of Jethro’s Jambalaya began the next day. An interesting national media story developed during the construction of the new restaurant as the old, used soybean oil from the kitchen fryers of Jethro’s was converted into bio-diesel and then it fueled the construction equipment building the restaurant. As always, Bruce envisioned something unique that would set this new restaurant apart. Chef Dominic began the work of creating his very own ‘Cajun Creole Creations’. Once again, the palates of the staffs at Splash and Jethro’s were put to the test, as they sampled and tested plate after plate of Jambalaya, Red Beans n’ Rice, Crawfish Etouffe, Spicy Chicken, Sausage Gumbo and Crispy Fried Alligator. The Team’s taste buds helped perfect the recipes. “Jethro’s Jambalaya, Your Waukee Neighborhood Sports Bar”, opened on December 6, 2011. The new restaurant served over 10,000 people in the first week, and then it got busy. Jethro’s Jambalaya Your Waukee Neighborhood Sports Bar. You can click on the link here to watch the story.*