Van Alstyne welcomed JoJo’s Sweet Treats in style Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, with a ribbon cutting ceremony — but it was more like JoJo’s welcomed Van Alstyne to their store in downtown Van Alstyne through their servings of fried pies, quiches, coffees and other delicacies available six days a week.


The Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce coordinated the ribbon cutting, after meeting and greeting everyone in the room. Kenny Chandler, who owns JoJo’s with his wife, Joanne, said it was such a boon to them to find a building in downtown that was restaurant-ready and “Whole Foods clean.” The building was previously occupied by Karen’s Sweetie Pies, who now does business in McKinney.


JoJo’s offers retail sales to the public, but have a wholesale business as well. Chandler said they use only fresh fruits, never canned, and add no preservatives. He explained how their foods do not absorb the slight added taste of most cooking oils. Instead, he said, they create rice oil from the rice hulls.


Joanne Chandler said that they also have added some freshly-made products from other businesses in the area, such as the bags of tortilla chips which are baked rather than fried, and numerous flavors of salsa.


JoJo’s Sweet Treats will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. It is located at 120 S. Main Street in Van Alstyne, and can be reached by phone at 903-712-PIES.