A seafood meals truck is opening its first brick-and-mortar location in Fern Creek by Christmas.
Lameshia Cunningham, the proprietor of Candy & Juicy Seafood meals truck, plans to open the restaurant at 8402 Hudson Lane as quickly as inspections are handed.
“It is excellent timing as a result of my meals truck simply closed for the season,” Cunningham mentioned. “Folks do not actually wish to be out within the chilly ready for meals.”
The 1,600-square-foot restaurant has 52 seats and two major seating areas. Cunningham mentioned all it actually wants is a few paint to be able to open. She anticipates the restaurant to be a “informal setting with good meals, nothing fancy.”
Candy & Juicy Seafood primarily serves Cajun-style seafood boils, together with shrimp boils, crab boils, seafood platters and fried seafood dishes. There are three signature sauces: candy Cajun, Cajun garlic, and spicy, and visitors can add corn, potatoes, sausages, shrimp, or lobster to boils as they need. Within the restaurant, Cunningham can be including on rooster boils, a burger or two, wings, and a seafood stuffed potato. Menu objects vary between $4 for appetizers to $50 for full platters.
“I wasn’t even within the meals trade initially,” Cunningham mentioned. “I labored for Jefferson County Public Faculties and I had a salon. Me and my accomplice journey and take a look at totally different seafood and I come again and make my very own variations. Someday after I posted a dish on Fb, my son’s barber requested if he might purchase some. After which it turned tons of people that wished to order. It took off from there.”
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Cunningham expanded from residence orders to the meals truck in 2019. Now the restaurant will provide extra space and time to do what she loves. The meals truck will stay in operation for particular occasions.
“I like cooking. It would not even really feel like a job to me,” she mentioned. “The actual fact individuals are paying me for it’s form of loopy.”
Candy & Juicy Seafood can be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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