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Roxbury Is Getting a New Jamaican Restaurant

New York-based chain Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill is coming to Dudley Square

A spread of food from Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, including sprigs of fresh herbs, various peppers, a bulb of garlic, a ramekin of curry powder, and a bowl of curried goat with rice and mixed vegetables.
Curried goat from Golden Krust
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A chain of Caribbean restaurants based in New York City is planning an outpost in Roxbury’s Dudley Square (41 Warren St., Boston). Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, which specializes in Jamaican patties — which are like golden turnovers with flaky crusts, filled with savory ingredients — is also planning a location in Brockton, Massachusetts (708 Belmont St.).

The Licensing Board of the City of Boston will meet on November 6 to accept or deny Golden Krust’s common victualler license application.

Golden Krust first opened its doors in the Bronx in 1989. Late founder Lowell Hawthorne — along with his siblings and other family members — was inspired by his parents Mavis and Ephraim Hawthorne, who ran a bakery in St. Mary, Jamaica, for more than 50 years. Since the founding of the company 30 years ago, the chain has expanded to include more than 100 franchise locations, along with a line of frozen foods.

The Roxbury location will be a fast-casual restaurant and will feature the same menu as most of the chain’s current locations, including Jamaican patties, braised oxtail, jerk pork, curried goat, and various baked goods, to name a few dishes, a representative with Golden Krust confirmed to Eater. The Brockton location will be more of a sit-down, full-service restaurant that may also feature a liquor license. (2020 is looking good for Brockton: Work is slated to begin in the spring on the renovation of an old warehouse that could eventually include a grocery store, a rooftop bar, a restaurant, and a basement “speakeasy.”)

There are currently two Golden Krust locations operating in Massachusetts — one in Springfield (320 Wilbraham Rd.) and another in Mattapan (1614 Blue Hill Ave., Boston).

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill Plans to Open in Roxbury [BRT]
Golden Krust Opening Early 2020 Next to Brockton High [Enterprise]