Golden Krust, a popular Jamaican fast-casual chain from New York City, is preparing to open its first Houston outpost.
It’s just about ready to make its Texas debut at 8236 Kirby Drive in Three Corners. Photos posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page indicate that construction on the space is nearly complete, and it’s currently in search of employees to staff the restaurant.
The eatery, started by a Jamaican family in the 1980s, opened its first U.S. outpost in the Bronx. A favorite of West Indies natives like Rihanna, the company has since expanded to more than 70 locations across New York City, with 50 more along the East Coast, then began franchising in other states. At present Golden Krust operates more than 120 outposts in nine states.
The restaurant is known for its menu of traditional Jamaican specialties like curried goat, braised oxtail, and jerk chicken and fish. Also an active bakery, Golden Krust offers traditional bulla cakes, duck bread, rock cake, and gizzada, a sweet coconut pastry.
Notably, Golden Krust is also one of the country’s biggest suppliers of Jamaican patties, an ochre-yellow savory turnover that’s filled with beef, chicken, pork or veggies, among other options. According to Eater NY, the Golden Krust factory in the Bronx, NY churns out more than 190,000 patties each day, accounting for more than 80% of the company’s $100 million in annual revenue.
Eater has reached out to the restaurant for an official opening date. Stay tuned for more details.