Want to dine on premium culinary delights, be treated like a star through exceptional hospitality, but not have to show up in a tux and gown? Celebrity’s Soul Food has the solution with a new type of restaurant concept that they are introducing as quality casual. The company spearheaded by celebrity CEO Dr. Fredrick Jacobs and his wife, Taja Jacobs, serves up soul food at its finest and pairs it with high-level customer service that aims to make every guest feel like a V.I.P.

“Celebrity’s Soul Food has had the fortune of serving a broad range of customers, including numerous celebrities through our executive catering service,” says Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, CEO and Founder of Celebrity’s Soul Food. “We wanted to combine the elevated culinary experience of fine dining with the convenience and ease of casual dining. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy high quality soul food and great service without breaking the bank or breaking out their formal wear.” 

The Celebrity’s Soul Food menu spotlights local flavors and specialties, serving up soul food prepared from scratch and utilizing high-quality ingredients. Dishes vary from classic favorites such as Fried Chicken, Shrimp & Grits, Cornmeal-Dusted Catfish, and Braised Oxtails to innovative twists such as Gold-Dusted Chicken Wings, Jerked Jackfruit Pineapple Bowls, Barbeque Glazed Alligator Ribs, and Red Velvet Chicken & Waffles.

“We embrace all cultures and tastes. Whether you’re a meat lover, vegetarian, vegan, or other, we are constantly working to expand our menu to offer something that will satisfy your cravings,” adds Taja Jacobs, Chief Sustainability Officer for Celebrity’s Soul Food.

In addition to the adventurous menu, Celebrity’s Soul Food prides itself on serving up exceptional hospitality. The Celebrity’s staff focuses on treating each guest like a star. To compliment their customer service standards, the restaurants are designed to feature a VIP experience through the decor and intimate chef’s engagements. On the check side, a meal for two averages $30. All of these elements, combined with technologies that offer conveniences in service, add up to the quality casual concept.

“The restaurant industry is ever-evolving and we strive to be ahead of the game. From our innovative menu offerings to our service model, we have our focus on being trendsetters,” says. Jacobs. “We’re excited to introduce this new restaurant concept and hope that it inspires others to rethink how they approach restaurant development.”

Celebrity’s Soul Food is currently in an expansion phase in North America. In partnership with United Franchise Group, they set a 200-location rollout goal. To date, more than 24 franchisee partners have signed on to grow brand presence across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. More than 30 units are actively under development. 

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