JIS News

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, a Jamaican-owned company, which produces and distributes Caribbean food in the United States (US), will open four new restaurants in Atlanta this week.
Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Professor Gordon Shirley, will deliver the keynote address and cut the ribbon to open the Peachtree Center Mall Restaurant on Friday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin; President of the Atlanta Jamaican Association, Allan Alberga; David Constantine, representing Mayor Shirley Franklin, among other officials, will participate in the ceremony.
Later that evening, Ambassador Shirley will address Jamaicans at a town hall meeting at the Hillside Presbyterian Church Hall in Decatur, GA, hosted by Mr. Martin, while Marlon Hill, southern representative of the Diaspora Advisory Board, will speak on Diaspora matters.
On Saturday, the Ambassador will also participate in the official opening of locations at 2020 Candler Road; 1267 S. Hairston Road; and 7245 Rockbridge Road.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaican-owned company, Lowell Hawthorne, told JIS News that the decision to expand to Atlanta, was to serve the growing number of Caribbean nationals, including Jamaicans, who were residing in the city.
“The trend of the restaurant business is growing in Atlanta and it is now time that Golden Krust capitalize on this market and bring Jamaican cuisine to both the Caribbean and American community in Atlanta, as this is a great market,” he stated.
Golden Krust is the fastest growing Caribbean franchise in the US with more than 100 locations in some eight states.
It has become the largest producer of Caribbean baked products in the US since it opened its first store in Bronx, New York in 1989.
Considered the foremost Jamaican business in the United States, Golden Krust has mass consumer appeal, and is the only company that makes and distributes nine varieties of Jamaican-style patties throughout the US.