The Lost Cajun, a family-friendly restaurant concept focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality, is set to open its doors in Littleton, Colorado, on November 14.
The new restaurant, located at 5350 S. Santa Fe Drive, will be owned and operated by Greg and Karin Jones. This will be The Lost Cajun’s first location in the Denver metro area. Company plans call for adding as many as 15 area locations over the next few years.
“Our culture stems from traditional New Orleans-style cooking,” says Raymond Griffin, founder of The Lost Cajun. “We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and of course great consistent food. We offer a unique dining option that is not just another sandwich shop, pizza parlor or burger joint. It is food that you can taste—not too spicy yet full of flavors that you have yet to experience.”
Jones, an area developer for The Lost Cajun, who plans to open at least four restaurants, is a Louisiana native and an Army veteran who had always dreamt of owning his own traditional Cajun restaurant. After recently relocating to Colorado with his wife, Karin, the pair had trouble finding restaurants offering the Cajun meals akin to the dishes they ate back home until they discovered The Lost Cajun. In addition to his wife Karin, Greg’s team includes friend and fellow military vet, Jon Shaffer. The pair served in the United States Army together during the Cold War, and after over 30 years of friendship decided to embark on a new business venture.
“We chose to grow with The Lost Cajun, because it offers no fuss, authentic Cajun meals paired with true Southern hospitality. Every guest leaves The Lost Cajun wanting more,” Jones says.
The Lost Cajun’s menu offers diners a sampling of traditional Cajun cuisine, 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.
The restaurant will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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