THRONGS OF LOYAL SUPPORTERS TURN OUT TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY
08 Aug 2018
THRONGS OF LOYAL SUPPORTERS TURN OUT TO CELEBRATE
NATIONAL JAMAICAN PATTY DAY
Sean Kingston Thrills Fans & Lucky Attendee Wins All-Inclusive Montego Bay Weekend Getaway
BRONX, NY - August 6, 2018 – Throngs of loyal consumers and supporters of Golden Krust Caribbean , the nation’s largest Caribbean franchise chain with over 120 restaurants in ten states, turned out on Saturday, August 4 to celebrate National Jamaican Patty Day (NJPD) at its flagship location on East Gun Hill Road in Bronx, New York. Golden Krust served patties for 99 cents from and the day’s activities were broadcast live on IrieJam
Launched in May 2015, National Jamaican Patty Day aims to celebrate the ‘Power of the Patty,’ and the vision of Golden Krust’s late Founder and CEO, Lowell Hawthorne, to elevate the beauty of Jamaican cuisine and culture.
NJPD was hosted by Majah Hype, the “King of Caribbean Comedy” and featured a live performance by Jamaican-American recording artist Sean Kingston with DJ Madout spinning Caribbean beats. During the celebrations, attendees received free samples of Golden Krust’s beef, chicken and vegetable patties and the chain’s signature jerk chicken. The activities included face painting, a photo booth, giveaways, games, several exhibitors and free health screenings. Attendees also had the chance to take part in the famous Golden Krust patty eating contest and the opportunity to win a complimentary all-inclusive weekend getaway courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board and SeaGarden Beach Resort in Montego Bay.
Among those in attendance were members of Golden Krust’s executive team, local elected officials, social media personalities, local business owners, other members of the Golden Krust family of franchisees, and community-based well-wishers.
Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson pose with Golden Krust executives (left to right) Daren Hawthorne, ; Omar Hawthorne, Director of Franchise Development and Steven Clarke, Director of Marketing & Public Relations holding two-year old fan JuJu
Steven Clarke, Director of Marketing & Public Relations being interviewed by Anthony Carlo from News 12 Bronx
National Jamaican Patty Day coincides with the anniversary of Golden Krust’s launch in August 1989, Jamaica’s Independence and Emancipation holidays, and the birthday of Mavis , the mother and matriarch of the Hawthorne family. As part of this year’s celebrations, Jamaican-American recording artist Sean Kingston was on hand to thrill fans, performing a number of his Billboard hits including Beautiful Girls and Take You There.
Golden Krust executives (left to right) Daren Hawthorne, Executive Vice President and Corporate Counsel; Steven Clarke, Director of Marketing & Public Relations and Omar Hawthorne, Director of Franchise Development pose with Sean Kingston following his performance at National Jamaican Patty Day in the Bronx
Doret Reid (right), Bronx resident and winner of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) donated all-inclusive weekend getaway for two to SeaGarden Beach Resort in Montego Bay pose with her niece Cheryl Tugman after being selected the lucky winner.
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