Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill (GK), the nations largest Caribbean franchise chain, recently opened its fifth (5th) restaurant location in the state of Georgia at 1521 GA Highway 138 SE in Conyers. Chairman and CEO of the Board of Commissioners for Rockdale County – Richard Oden officially declared the restaurant open for business at the ribbon-cutting ceremony which took place in late October, 2013.
Conyers, Rockdale County and Georgia residents from far and wide came out in numbers to celebrate with Golden Krust. Despite a windy morning, an entire section of the Conyers Crossing Shopping Center became packed with customers and well wishers by the afternoon. The support of GK customers, friends and dignitaries along with all the performances, made the grand opening a huge success. State Representative Billy Mitchell, Former Council General of Jamaica to Atlanta Vin Martin, Rockdale County Sherriff Eric Levett and President of The Caribbean Association of Georgia Jackie Watson were a few of the elected officials on hand to congratulate franchisee and co-founder Jacqueline Hawthorne-Robinson on the opening of her second (2nd) beautiful store. The day was filled with live reggae music provided by Norman Grant and The Tropics, comedy by Jacques, dance by the Springfield Dancers, song by Tasheina White and Amber Lett as well as special performance from Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage. We can’t forget the powerful Pastor Eric Lee of Springfield Baptist Church, the capable Mistress of Ceremonies, Lorraine Hawthorne-Morrison and the live broadcast from Pat Baccas of Future Movement Radio. Free food samples and prizes 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 the plaza.
Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Inc., www.goldenkrustbakery.com
, is a Caribbean food chain. Founded in 1989 by Lowell Hawthorne and his family, Golden Krust headquarters is located in Bronx, NY and has 120 stores nationwide. Presently Golden Krust locations can be found in College Park, Conyers, Kennesaw, Snellville, and Stone Mountain, in Georgia.