Rome, GA: Crawdaddy’s to open on Broad Street

John Moore pays for his order at Crawdaddy's Cajun & Creole Cuisine food truck Friday, May 22, 2015, on Martha Berry Boulevard.
Food trucks get permission to set up in private lots around town, but a proposed code amendment could lead to food truck parks in
Rome and Floyd County. (Jeremy Stewart/RN-T.com)

By Doug Walker  |  Rome-News Tribune

John Moore pays for his order at Crawdaddy's Cajun & Creole Cuisine food truck Friday, May 22, 2015, on Martha Berry Boulevard. Food trucks get permission to set up in private lots around town, but a proposed code amendment could lead to food truck parks in Rome and Floyd County. (Jeremy Stewart/RN-T.com)
John Moore pays for his order at Crawdaddy’s Cajun & Creole Cuisine food truck Friday, May 22, 
2015, on Martha Berry Boulevard. Food trucks get permission to set up in private lots around town,
but a proposed code amendment could lead to food truck parks in Rome and Floyd County.
(Jeremy Stewart/RN-T.com)

It was just a matter of time. Crawdaddy’s food truck owner Dereck Brady said the time is now. Crawdaddy’s will be moving into a brick and mortar storefront at 239 Broad Street sometime in August.

Brady said the popular Cajun and Creole cuisine food truck business has grown to the point where to be able to grow any more they needed to move toward a traditional sit-down restaurant.

“There’s not a day that goes by, hardly an hour goes by that somebody doesn’t ask me when are you going to open a restaurant?” Brady said. “We’ve grown past the point that we can serve on the truck, we’ve maxed out our resources so it’s time.”

The 239 Broad Street property is now owned by Rome builder-turned-restaurateur Wayne Robinson who has already done considerable working on the interior of the building and will be making some facade changes in advance of Crawdaddy’s moving in.

Brady said that initially the business will be open from Tuesday through Saturday. He said they are also considering a Sunday brunch at some point.

The food truck will continue to operate, largely as a catering tool though Brady said the couple may take the truck to Calhoun and Cartersville on occasion to help generate exposure for the restaurant.

Starting July 6, the food truck will only operate on Thursdays and Fridays in Rome, at its regular location each of those days. The truck operates next to Traditions on Second Avenue on Thursdays and in front of Apria Healthcare on Martha Berry Boulevard on Fridays.

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