January 26, 2017 // Franchising.com // FRISCO, Colo. – San Antonio foodies, rejoice! The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality, will soon spice up the Alamo City’s restaurant scene.
The new restaurant will be located at 5602 West Hausman Rd Suite 102 and will be owned by local entrepreneurs Eric Bernal and Manuel Monterrey. This marks The Lost Cajun’s first location in San Antonio and the third overall in Texas. Company plans call for opening as many as eight to 10 area restaurants in the next few years.
“As we continue to expand our presence in Texas, its crucial to find the right franchise partners who are deeply passionate about the brand and are excited to promote Cajun culture,” said Raymond Griffin, The Lost Cajun’s founder and CEO. “This is why we couldn’t be any more excited about this partnership. Eric and Manuel are both hardworking individuals who share the same values as we do and both will be instrumental to establishing the brand isn south-central Texas.”
Bernal is an immigration attorney by trade who opened his own law office in 2011. Monterrey, his business partner and manager, has worked closely with him for close to six years. The two discovered The Lost Cajun while on a business trip in Denver. They were craving some good Southern food and stumbled into The Lost Cajun.
“We visited The Lost Cajun twice before inquiring about their franchise opportunity and were blown away both times. We couldn’t stop thinking about the down-home Cajun cooking and southern hospitality we experienced,” said Bernal. “After noticing the lack of Cajun-focused restaurants in our area, we decided that San Antonio could use some New Orleans flavor and authentic Cajun food.”
The Lost Cajun’s menu offers diners a sampling of traditional Cajun fare, including a variety of gumbos – seafood, chicken and sausage, and vegetarian. Red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee and lobster bisque also top the menu, as does another Cajun staple, jambalaya. And what Cajun restaurant would be complete without beignets for dessert?
The Lost Cajun further distinguishes itself with a fantastic down-home atmosphere – a true hole-in-the-wall with wooden tables, unique decorations and an expertly crafted playlist of Zydeco music. The open kitchen concept harks back to the wooden counters in Louisiana’s gumbo houses; patrons can watch their food being cooked and hear the courtesy and respect commonly associated with Cajun culture.
At The Lost Cajun, all the workers – from the chef to the servers – have 3 phrases ingrained in their vocabulary: “please,” “thank you” and “you’re welcome.” Patrons can hear the interaction between chef and server: “Order in, Chef.” “Thank you, Chef.” Servers address patrons using ‘sir’ and ‘ma’am.’
“We want to bring the heart of Louisiana cooking to the 7th largest city in the nation. We’re severely lacking in authentic, great tasting Cajun food and that’s what the Lost Cajun hopes to bring to the Alamo City,” added Bernal.
For more information about The Lost Cajun or its franchise opportunity, please visit www.thelostcajun.com/franchise-info.
Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2013, The Lost Cajun is a family-friendly restaurant concept with a focus on authentic Cajun food and hospitality. Today, there are 11 restaurants open and operating in four states, with several others in various stages of development. For more information, visit www.thelostcajun.com
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