Just who is this Jason fellow, anyway? Jason’s Deli was founded by a guy named Joe in Beaumont, Texas in 1976, so no clues there – but whoever Jason is, he’s obviously got a penchant for salad bars and soft-serve. All 200-plus locations of the fast-casual deli chain showcase the aforementioned offerings, plus a large menu of soups, sandwiches and baked potatoes. Their signature sandwich is the muffaletta, that New Orleans classic stacked high with cold cuts and olive spread, but there are also the California Club with avocado and bacon and a Hot Pastrami, to name just a few, plus whole-wheat wraps, pastas and a kid’s menu. Jason’s has a bit of a healthy bent, being the first large chain to ban artificial trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup, but rest assured there’s still plenty of ranch dressing and croutons on hand to smother your salad into caloric oblivion if you so choose (not to mention that free self-serve ice cream).