Burger King will be the first fast-food franchise to reopen in Gentilly.
Nearly 10 months after Hurricane Katrina, Burger King franchisee Eugene Brooks will open the first fast food restaurant at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Gentilly section of New Orleans.
Renovations cost more than $700,000, which includes certified mold remediation and all new dining room and kitchen equipment at 6332 Elysian Fields Ave near the UNO Lakefront Campus.
â€œI am looking forward to opening our doors and serving our customers once again," Brooks said. "We are committed to the New Orleans community and we hope to also have our other Elysian Fields Avenue location reopen soon. We will continue to support New Orleans by being a good corporate citizen and providing employment opportunities in the community.â€�
Burger King is accepting applications and offering up to $10 per hour based on experience. Apply in person.
Burger King operates more than 11,100 restaurants in all 50 states and in more than 65 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of the restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees.