With one location already open and operating in San Antonio, The Lost Cajun – a family-friendly restaurant focused on authentic Cajun food and hospitality – is expanding its local footprint even further. The Louisiana-based franchisor is set to open its second San Antonio location on August 13.
The new restaurant – located at 226 W. Bitters Road – will be owned and operated by 30-year food business veteran, Barry Kruger. In addition, Kruger also owns The Lost Cajun’s San Antonio location on Hausman Road and its Lubbock location on Milwaukee Avenue.
Kruger signed a development agreement for a total of three restaurants to be opened through 2020. Barry discovered the chain while on a ski trip to Colorado.
“I am thrilled to expand The Lost Cajun’s presence in San Antonio,” says Kruger. “I decided to join The Lost Cajun family after tasting the authentic Louisiana food and recognizing the Founder’s passion for his food, service, and brand”. The brand’s authentic Cajun food, southern hospitality and remarkable atmosphere has already resulted in so much recognition throughout Texas. I am confident that the local community will welcome our concept with open arms.”
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, fried seafood, 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.
“Barry has done an amazing job already with the existing locations in San Antonio and Lubbock,” says Raymond Griffin, Founder and CEO of The Lost Cajun. “As we continue to expand our presence throughout Texas, it’s critical to find the right franchise partners who are ready to promote our Cajun culture. We’re confident he will achieve the same level of success as he opens his third location.”
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 18 restaurants open and operating in four states, with several others in various stages of development.