There are over 21,000,000 pigs in Iowa and more than 6,000 restaurants. Not one of those restaurants has ever paid homage to the pig the way in which the new Jethro’s BBQ n’ Pork Chop Grill does. Ground was broken on the new Pork Chop Grill in July of 2013. The new 6,500 square foot restaurant features pork chops from Iowa. There will be the State Fair Pork Chop, fried pork chops, smoked pork chops, pork chops on a stick, shake and bake pork chops, stuffed pork chops, blackened pork chops, a pork chop sandwich, a pork chop salad, pork chops for breakfast, pork chops for lunch, pork chops for dinner. There will be no chopped pork sooey. Jethro even wrote a pork chop cheer. That’s right, a Pork Chop Cheer, here it is….Pork Chop, Pork Chop, yours is greasy… we’ll beat your Chop, Easy, Easy! The 265 seat restaurant will also feature Jethro’s first wood fired grill. The flames and smoke from this fire machine will make things exciting as it will give the steaks and chops that campfire cooked taste. Also for the kitchen, Jethro has purchased two, 900 pound capacity smokers. Here, he can serve you all of his “Amazing Slow Smoked Meats” that have made him World Famous. As you read this, Chef Dominic and his team of chefs are hard at work experimenting, testing and creating the new flavors and recipes that will make your mouth water. The restaurant was under construction at 5950 86th Street in Johnston when a freak storm packing 80 MPH winds blew through the town and scattered the framing lumber like “pick up sticks”. Insurance covered the damage, but the storm delayed the restaurant several weeks. Jethro’s Pork Chop Grill opened on December 26, 2013. Once again Jethro has found a location where there are no other restaurants and Bruce has created a unique twist to his fine dining, BBQ, rock and roll sports bar concept . Our wonderful friends and guests are now able to enjoy another Jethro’s with its very own specialty and identity. We are excited to welcome you to “Jethro’s Pork Chop Grill, your Johnston Neighborhood Sports Bar”. Click on the link here to watch the story. *