Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the largest Caribbean-American franchise chain with over 120 restaurants in ten states, celebrated the opening of its two newest locations recently in Houston at 8236 Kirby Drive and at 8366 Westheimer Road, respectively.
During the festive, colorful, culturally-charged Caribbean-themed celebrations, Houstonians received free samples of Golden Krust’s world famous beef, chicken and vegetable patties and the chain’s signature jerk chicken. The large crowd was also treated to face painting, a live steel pan performance by Carib Fusion Band, and reggae music by DJ GT from 97.9 The Box FM. Attendees also had a chance to win concert and comedy-show tickets by way of a raffle by the Golden Krust franchise owners.
Lowell Hawthorne remembered
This was Golden Krust’s first celebration without their late founder, Lowell F. Hawthorne, O.D. His son, Daren Hawthorne, Esq., the Corporate Counsel and Executive Vice President of Franchising, told the crowd that his father’s legacy would live on, adding, “with the guidance and discipline he has instilled in everyone, Golden Krust’s brightest days are ahead”. Lowell’s sister and Golden Krust’s co-founder, Jacqueline Hawthorne, requested a silence and discussed the impact that Lowell Hawthorne had on his family, the business, and those in need across various communities worldwide. Legacy buttons bearing an image of the late founder’s infectious smile were given to – and proudly worn – by eventgoers.
Among those in attendance were members of Golden Krust’s executive team, local elected officials, social media personalities, local business owners, other members of the Golden Krust family of franchisees, and community-based well-wishers who have been supporting the two restaurants since they opened for business in November 2017.