BRONX, NY - August 03, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ - Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill (GK), the nation's largest Caribbean franchise chain, will celebrate its 2nd Annual National Jamaican Patty Day. This celebration will coincide with Jamaica's 54th Independence Day on Saturday, August 6th. Celebrations will take place nationwide, with Golden Krust locations selling 99cent beef patties from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, while supplies last.
National Jamaican Patty Day is celebrated on the 1st Saturday in August, annually. The month of August is significant to Golden Krust for a myriad of reasons. Jamaica celebrates both Emancipation and Independence holiday's in the month of August. Further, Golden Krust first opened its doors for business in August of 1989. Additionally, Mavis Hawthorne, the matriarch of the Hawthorne family, was born in the month of August.
The grand celebration takes place at the flagship store at 1381 E Gunhill Rd., Bronx, NY on Saturday, August 6th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend this free fun family festivity. Celebrity appearance by Roc Nation recording artist, Justine Skye, will be one of the day's highlights.
The Power of the Patty Sweepstakes gives supporters a chance to win free patties for a year and a JetBlue round trip ticket to Jamaica! Other key prizes include Spirit Airline tickets, Carnival cruise packages and more. Participants can enter via social media; entry details can be found by searching the #GKNJPD hashtag on Facebook & Instagram.
Top secret Golden Krust initiatives will also be rolled out on National Jamaican Patty Day - including a new GKpatty-sample truck with captivating graphics. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for the Annual Golden Krust Patty Eating Contest.
A custom Snapchat filter will be available for patrons to share the excitement of the day in their Story. Individuals trying to catch Pokemon for their Pokedex should make Gunhill Rd. a sure stop for the day as well! Featured will be free samples of cocktail patties and jerk chicken, giveaways, live entertainment, face painting, a photo booth, and much more.
"With a reach of almost 3 million people in 2015, we are certain that Golden Krust National Jamaican Patty Day initiative will continue to showcase the power of the patty," said Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust.
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Inc., www.goldenkrustbakery.com, is a Caribbean food chain. Founded in 1989 by Lowell Hawthorne and his family, Golden Krust headquarters is located in Bronx, NY and has 120 stores nationwide. For twenty-six years, Golden Krust has brought food lovers a taste of the Caribbean through franchising and a thriving retail business through which Jamaican style patties are distributed to supermarkets and club stores nationwide as well as through several food service organizations.
SOURCE Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Inc.