Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill (GK), the nations largest Caribbean franchise chain, this past weekend opened its twenty-first (21st) restaurant location in the state of Florida at 19664 NW 27th Ave. in Miami Gardens. Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens – Oliver Gilbert III officially declared the restaurant open for business at the ribbon-cutting ceremony which took place on Saturday June 8, 2013.
South Florida residents from far and wide came out in their numbers to celebrate with Golden Krust. Even the weather cooperated and held back the forecasted rains to ensure that the grand opening was a huge success. Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Lisa Davis, Council-members Erhabor Ighadaro and Rodney Harris, Consul General of Jamaica to Miami – Sandra Grant Griffiths and Miramar Commissioner - Winston Barnes were on hand to congratulate franchise owners Kevin & Cassandra Lee & Audrey Delisser on the opening of their beautiful store. The day was filled with live reggae music provided by the No Apology band. Free food samples and prizes galore were given away in abundance to patrons and well-wishers. The brightly colored decor which symbolizes the rich hues of the Caribbean was only to be outdone by the aroma of home-style cooking that wafted along NW 27th Avenue.
Lowell Hawthorne – President & CEO of Golden Krust in his congratulatory remarks said South Florida provides a lucrative market for the Golden Krust chain with a lot more territory to cover. He said “the company intends to open more stores in Florida over the coming months as it stays true to its vision to take the taste of the Caribbean to the world.”
The first location in Florida was established in the city of Lauderhill in 1999. The pilot store located at 4120 N.W. 12th Street. Presently Golden Krust locations can be found in Miami, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines, Tamarac, Orlando, Clermont, Kissimmee, Port Charlotte, Tampa and St. Petersburg.