West Palm Beach-based catering company BDS Catering & Productions is planning to launch its first brick-and-mortar restaurant concept this summer. Named in honor of Chef Boris Seymore‘s grandmother, Georgia Mae’s will offer Southern comfort and soul foods at 5029A Okeechobee Blvd.
“If you’re familiar something like Chipotle, it will work like that,” Chef Boris told What Now on Wednesday. “Pick your base, your protein, your sides.”
This build-your-own approach to soul food will feature proteins like braised short ribs, oxtails, fried chicken, and baked turkey wings, along with vegan options.
“And it will be real plant-based options, not processed ones,” said the chef, offering the example of jackfruit, which serves admirably as a barbecue protein—as opposed to other processed (and occasionally mysterious) plant-based meat substitutes.
After facing some delays, the restaurant is planning its soft opening for July 20, said Chef Boris, although this too may be subject to change. As always, it’s all about the permits. The first Georgia Mae’s outpost will be takeout-exclusive, but future locations will look to add dine-in to the mix.
In addition to its first restaurant, the Georgia May’s brand recently launched two new bottled sauces: Buffalo Wing Sauce and a Garlic Hot Sauce.
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