The Best Stop in Katy: Bringing Authentic Cajun Flavors to Texas
Food & Beverage

The Best Stop in Katy: Bringing Authentic Cajun Flavors to Texas

March 05 2024

The Best Stop, a widely loved brand known for its authentic Cajun food, has opened its first Texas franchise in Katy. Aiming to bring a slice of the Louisiana food culture to Texas, The Best Stop inaugurated its latest store on December 10, 2023.

The brand, originally established in Scott, Louisiana, in 1986, is fronted by the founding duo, Robert Cormier and Lawrence Menard, commonly known as Uncle Brud. The duo hustled tirelessly to lay the foundation of a family-focused business that has grown over the years, expanding to a wholesale manufacturing facility, eventually turning into a franchise with 11 sold locations. Every product and recipe used at each location, including the latest Katy store, has been perfected at the original location so customers can rest assured knowing they are receiving authentic Cajun food, just like they would find in Louisiana.

The Katy location is owned by long-time friends Robbie Abrusley and John Mendell, University of Louisiana alums who share a deep-rooted connection to Louisiana. With Mendell's entrepreneurial spirit and Abrusley's affiliation with the oil and gas industry, they're bringing a piece of their beloved home state to Texas. Nicholas Vroulis, a Katy local with over ten years of community connection, manages the store. Vroulis lives in Cinco Ranch with his wife and daughter.

Cracklins, sausage and boudin fro The Best Stop. (Source: The Best Stop Katy)

Since its founding, The Best Stop has always been about high-quality offerings and an unparalleled customer experience. "It's an honor to be the first franchise location in Texas. We value the faith, family, and food the original Best Stop in Scott inspires and we're excited to share those values with the people of Katy," states the management of the franchise.

Located at 806 Katy Fort Bend Road, The Best Stop in Katy offers a range of popular items including different types of boudin - smoked, original, and mild - as well as regular and pepper jack cheese-stuffed boudin balls. The menu also features high-end beef, pork, chicken, and a variety of Cajun grocery products. A crowd favorite is the chicken and pork cracklins, with over 100 pounds of chicken cracklins sold daily.

The Katy store welcomes dine-in customers from Monday through Sunday. The diverse menu includes specialty hamburgers, crab burgers, chicken burgers, fried pork chops, po-boys, hot dogs, and much more. The store is also planning to host special events and foster partnerships with local organizations and initiatives, with a recent sponsorship for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Bar-B-Que Contest.

The Best Stop in Katy celebrating their ribbon cutting ceremony with the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. (Source: The Best Stop Katy)

As a symbol of their dedication to the Katy community, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Best Stop in Katy was held in conjunction with the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce on February 15, 2024. Matthew Ferraro, President and CEO of Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, shared, "We are thrilled to welcome The Best Stop to Katy. Their dedication to delivering exceptional food and customer service resonates with our community values."

Whether you're a boudin enthusiast or a fan of authentic Cajun food, the Best Stop in Katy is a must-visit culinary destination. To learn more, visit The Best Stop in Katy's website

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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