Jason Miller, voted the Missouri Chef of the Year and not only the owner of Instant Karma, but its sister restaurant, Joplin Eagle Drive-In, as well. Jason is full of surprises. Born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, he moved to New York at 25 to study art. Six years later, he moved back home and has since caused something of a sensation in the local dining scene. With two successful restaurants under his belt, Miller is changing the way people eat – and even think about food – in his hometown.
Miller originally planned to focus on his art in Joplin, but that changed after the arrival of his first child, “I suddenly need a better-paying job.” Miller says, “All i knew was restaurants, so we started there.” Miller and his wife, Suzanne, put all their savings into the business. It was risky, but it paid off, leaving us with the unique dinning experiences associated with Instant Karma and The Eagle Drive-In.