Katrina Story - Video Transcript:
The food in New Orleans is really part of our lifestyle. It gives people an opportunity to sit together at a table in our restaurants – share great experiences. I was in Jackson Miss. Thats when I heard that the city was startng to flood. To see the city hurt, it was like having one of your children hurt.
We had a tremendous amount of our staff who had lost homes and places to live. The most important thing was for us to get the restaurants back open, and for the staff to be able to come back, and to bring back a sense of normalcy.
Coming back to work, it was a relief.
When there was so much uncertainty in the city, that was the one thing I was certain about, was the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group.
The first thing I thought about was certainly our employees. Where is everyone? How are they going to get back? How do you help them out?
You know Ralph just sent money to all of his employees. And he’s got a few.
And they paid for a U-Haul to get back to New Orleans. That’s how I got back home.
New Orleans is home. That’s why we use the phrase “Nola Bred. Nola Fed.” It’s our home. And that’s what makes it special.