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Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States (US), His Excellency Anthony Johnson, has commended Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill for taking Jamaica’s culinary culture across America.
He was delivering the keynote address at the official opening of Golden Krust’s fifth Atlanta franchise restaurant on Saturday July 18, located at 625 Old National Highway in College Park, Georgia in the United States (US).
According to Ambassador Johnson, the Jamaican-owned food production and distribution chain represents the best of the island.
“The growth of Golden Krust into a successful franchise is not only inspiring, but is also testament to the indefatigable and enterprising spirit of the Hawthorne family,” he added.
Golden Krust was started in the small community of Border in St. Andrew, and the Hawthorne family opened the first store in the US in 1989 in Bronx, New York. Since then, Golden Krust has been expanded to 120 franchises throughout America.
Ambassador Johnson lauded this as a great achievement and congratulated the new franchise owners, Michael and Suzette Arnold.
In her remarks, Director of Golden Krust, Jacqueline Hawthorne-Robinson said that with the opening of this new store, Golden Krust will now have five stores operating in Atlanta. “The plan is to have 10 stores over the next five years,” she informed.
She said Golden Krust is bringing to Atlanta, a Caribbean concept, with a strong emphasis on authentic jerk chicken and nine varieties of patties. “Atlanta is the city where Caribbean nationals and Jamaicans are now moving to in droves. Golden Krust wants to be there to ensure that we have the Jamaican cuisine to serve their needs,” she stated.
Mr. Arnold, in his remarks, stated that the opening of the new store was designed to serve the growing number of Caribbean nationals, including Jamaicans, who are now residing in College Park on the south side of the city of Atlanta.
Among those attending the opening ceremony were Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin; and President of the Old National Merchant’s Association, Don Winbush.

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