l-r, Empower Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Leon Jenkins, Council Member Don Smith, Tina Mark, Percy Creuzot III (King), Jing Tan, John Wellington, Sallie Creuzot, Percy Creuzot IV (P.C.), Glenn McDonald, Gregory Jones, Cary Tate, and Estell Porter.
Frenchy’s, a family-owned restaurant franchise known for its legendary New Orleans-style chicken and southern cuisine, opened its doors in Missouri City, Texas.
The new restaurant marks the 11th franchise location to open in the Houston area since the start of the year and the first in Missouri City.
Bethel’s Place Black Chamber of Commerce and Empower Magazine marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 29.
“We are so honored to be a part of the legendary Frenchy’s brand’s welcomed expansion across the Greater Houston area,” said Empower Magazine Editor-in-Chief Leon Jenkins.
The Creuzots, owners of the family-owned restaurant franchise, business partner John Wellington, and franchise owner, Jing Tan and staff, took part in the event, as family matriarch, Sallie Creuzot, did the honors in cutting the ribbon at the new location.
Tan, a resident of Missouri City and franchise owner of several other Frenchy’s locations, expressed great admiration for the Frenchy’s brand and looks forward to continuing the family’s legacy of providing quality southern-style cuisine.
“Our number 1 and 2 priorities are to provide good food and service to the community,” said Tan.
Opening of the fast food establishment’s newest eatery not only brings the restaurant’s popular Creole-style chicken, gumbo, greens and other Louisiana-style menu items to the city, but also several jobs, as new employees are hired at the Texas Parkway location.
Missouri City Council Member Don Smith described the restaurant’s arrival to the city as “long overdue” and called the food establishment a “welcome addition” to the Texas Parkway/Cartwright Corridor.
“I went to Texas Southern and University of Houston so I actually grew up on Frenchy’s, it was a part of my diet. We encourage enterprising businesses like Frenchy’s to come to Missouri City, so this is a good thing, and we are pleased to have [them] here,” said Smith.
John Scroggins, president of neighboring Unity National Bank, whose banking relationship with the family dates back to 1963, joined in welcoming the restaurant to Missouri City.
“Frenchy’s has had a long legacy and a long history in Houston. I think it will be an added plus for the Missouri City area,” said Scroggins.
Percy Creuzot III (King), son of Frenchy’s founder, Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot, expressed excitement on the franchise’s recent expansions.
“We have had quite a number of openings this year and have a lot more scheduled by the end of the year. We are really excited about recent expansions and the acceptance of us in various neighborhoods, such as this. We feel like we have just moved closer to families so they won’t have to drive as far to get that good chicken,” said Creuzot.
The Creuzots have plans to expand to a record 30 locations in the near future, with upcoming expansions to Pearland and Houston (at I-45/Fuqua).
The Missouri City Frenchy’s restaurant is located at 1739 Texas Parkway (FM 2234).