Don't call Frenchy's Chicken Cajun cuisine. It's Creole, and there's a difference.
The Creuzot family is the owner of the wildly popular restaurant that pioneered Creole cuisine in Houston by opening the first Frenchy's Po-Boy in 1969 on Scott Street. But what is now a Houston institution wasn't an overnight success.
"It wasn't easy when I started 40 years ago," Frenchy's founder Percy "Frenchy" Creuzot Jr. said in rare video footage filmed before his death in June 2010. "I worked everyday for the first year without taking a day off, I opened the store and closed the store. It was very rough."
This video vignette tells the story of the Creuzots, featuring exclusive interviews with family members and detailing the role each of them played through the years.
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