Alberni’s Boston Pizza back in the game

Dan Molly noshes on a steak sandwich during a try-it lunch at Boston Pizza on Johnston Road

Port Alberni’s new Boston Pizza has better food, better service and more fun, assistant manager Jen Jebson said.

The North-Port eatery’s grand opening was April 30 and it’s back in the game after a 10-month hiatus.

More than 160 customers attended the opening, which went off without a hitch.

“The staff was awesome, the clientele was amazing,” Jebson said.

Tuesday was the first official day of business and traffic was “slow but steady,” Jebson said.

“That’s a perfect way for a first day to start – not being overwhelmed.”

No theme nights have been planned yet but will be in the future.

“We’re going to see what days bring how many people and then take it from there,” Jebson said.

The eatery will be showing hockey games and UFC fights as they air though, she added.

Jim Anderson and Dan MacEachern, who also owns a Boston Pizza outlet in Newton on the Lower Mainland, own the Port Alberni outlet.

“Dan’s son Ryan, who I’m married to, is the manager here,” Jebson said. “Dan worked at an outlet in Newton for five years so we have a lot of experience.”

The outlet in Port Alberni could be looked at as a discard or an opportunity. “It’s a good opportunity here,” Jebson said.

Ryan and Jebson had never been to Port Alberni before but were sold on the town after their first day here.

“We bought a house and we love it here,” she said.

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