Since we first opened over ten years ago, JoJo’s had allowed you to bring-your-own (BYO) wine. This was because we were only a very small restaurant and we were more interested in cooking great food than going through all the red tape involved with getting a licence to serve alcohol. We continued with this stance when we moved to our current (much larger) premises in Herne Bay Road but we did pack Paul off to school again three years ago to swot up and we were then awarded an alcohol licence. Now, after a lot of thought and with some regret, we have decided to end BYO at JoJo’s. This is effective immediately from today.
Why we are ending BYO
This has been a difficult decision to make but like many small businesses we are facing a steady stream of rapidly rising costs (ingredients, electric, gas, rates, staff, insurances and so on) and we have decided that given the choice between making some of our hard working and experienced team redundant, or ending bring-your-own, it was a “no brainer”.
In the last few months we have invested considerable time and effort into sourcing some great tasting red, white, rosé and sparkling wines at the fairest possible prices. As well as the ones listed on our standard menu, please check our blackboard for our specials – we are constantly looking for amazing wines at reasonable prices so when we find something that fits we’ll pop it on the board.
So to sum up, it as been a hard decision to make about finally ending our BYO policy – we hope you will understand our thinking and we and the team very much look forward to welcoming you to JoJo’s soon.
Nikki & Paul