Smooth J Cafe plans to open in late July in the Shops at Corporate Woods, 9940 College Blvd., Overland Park.
Doug and Deborah Scott and their son, Brian Scott, are the owners, along with their friend Nancy Petru, who lives in Reno, Nev.
The Scotts will operate the fast-casual restaurant on a daily basis with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and their own recipes. Breakfast items will include parfaits, muffins, and house-made buttermilk biscuit sandwiches. For lunch, the owners plan to offer a variety of entree salads with house-made dressing, deli sandwiches with fresh-cut meat, panini sandwiches, chicken wings using their own sauces, and sides like the tropical pasta salad with fresh fruit.
Smooth J Cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch weekdays and “happy hour” offerings could be added later. It also will be available in the evenings for private events and it will offer catering services.
“We think a lot of our business for breakfast will be workers grabbing something quick to take to their office to eat. But they will be able to dine in if they choose to,” said Doug Scott.
The Smooth J name stands for Smooth Jazz and the operation will feature live music by smooth jazz artists.