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Build a Poor Boy, Feed a Community

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is reopening many of its restaurants following the COVID-19 closures with specially priced six-inch, $6 poor boys in an effort to support the local community. In celebration of getting back to business, the Ammari brothers are taking a page from history when the Martin brothers offered cheap sandwiches during the economic slump of the 1920s, and are offering the discounted poor boys to help those who have been out of work. The term poor boy was coined when New Orleans transit workers were on strike and had little money to buy food and the Martin brothers offered sandwiches to those “poor boys” that came in to eat. Since then, the poor boy sandwich has become synonymous with New Orleans cuisine. In honor of the poor boy, Creole Cuisine will donate $1 from each poor boy and invites guests to make donations on guest checks to the Second Harvest Food Bank, where every dollar feeds four people. TABASCO brand will match guest donations and Leidenheimer Baking Co. is partnering with Creole Cuisine by donating the bread for this initiative. One hundred percent of all donations will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and their mission to fight hunger across South Louisiana.

“Our prayers have been answered, and we are thrilled to be reopening our dining rooms to our guests and friends,” said Marv Ammari, CEO of Creole Cuisine. “Our restaurants are more than just a place to eat; they serve as a gathering place for celebrations, anniversaries, milestones. We are honored to be able to share those experiences with you and can’t wait to be a part of them long into the future. Thank you for keeping the faith and supporting us throughout this difficult time in history.”

The following Creole Cuisine restaurants will offer the $6 poor boys unique to its own cuisine style: Broussard’s will serve a Shrimp Rémoulade poor boy, Café Maspero will serve a Southern Fried Fish poor boy, Ernst Café will serve a Roast Beef poor boy, Royal House will serve a “Peacemaker” Shrimp and Oyster poor boy, and Tommy’s will serve a classic Meatball poor boy. The $6 poor boys are available for dine-in and take-out only (safely seated six feet apart) and not available for delivery.

Pick up our “Poor Boy Passport” and get a stamp for each of the five poor boys purchased and you will receive a $100 gift card to use at any Creole Cuisine establishment and some restaurant swag, too. With all five stamps, you will have provided 40 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank.


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