MORRIS PLAINS — First Watch Restaurant officially opened its doors to the public on Monday, June 10. First Watch is located at 1711 Route 10 East, Briarcliff Commons Shopping Center, Morris Plains.
First Watch Restaurant is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7 days a week, serving breakfast and lunch.
“One of our company’s main objectives is taking care of our people first, so if our people need days off, we have people in place to take care of that,” said General Manager Joseph Zazzarino, a resident of Hazlet. “We don’t have to be like, ‘No, you have to work.’ You need something for you, you have something special in your life, take it. You have a life; we want you to have a life. And that’s what we’re really all about.”
First Watch is an American restaurant chain based in University Park, Florida. The name is a nautical reference to the first work shift aboard a ship as First Watch restaurants are only open 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Their 6,000 employees are spread across more than 200 locations in 26 states.