The NPJ covered the Grand Opening for Chicken Express Feb. 14 as the community gathered to welcome Owners Roy and Robert Harris to Natchitoches. The radio stations 94.9 The River and My 92.3 held a live remote in front of the store’s location on South Drive.
Mayor Lee Posey welcomed the brothers to Natchitoches. Robert then introduced their staff and Roy introduced their family. From the Texas area, Roy and Robert have deep family ties to the Natchitoches area.
“Any time a new business comes to Natchitoches we’re thrilled,” said Chamber Director Liz Juffin. The Chamber was on hand to hold a Ribbon Cutting in conjunction with the Grand Opening.
Representatives from the Half Price Hookup gave coupons to the first 100 customers to try the restaurant’s fresh chicken and golden fried fish. But it’s not just about the products for the owners. They never want to meet a stranger and feel engaging with the community is essential. First Responders will receive a 10% discount.
“We want to know the people who come into our store and we want them to know us,” said Roy.