The Celebrity’s Soul Food restaurant brand is celebrating the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Ocala on Monday, Nov. 9.
Founded in 2014 by Florida-native and celebrity executive chef Dr. Fredrick Jacobs, “Dr. J,” and his wife Taja Jacobs, Celebrity’s Soul Food will open its new Ocala offices at 2631 S.E. 58th Ave.
“We are just so delighted to be back in Florida, bringing the brand home and growing the Celebrity’s Soul Food community across the country,” said Jacobs, CEO of Celebrity’s Soul Food, in a press release. “At a very early age, I inherited my passion for food from my mother and grandmother, as I spent time preparing meals with them and learned firsthand how food can bring us together. Celebrity’s Soul Food was born of that spirit and we’re committed to continuing to innovate and build on the soul experience.”
Celebrity’s Soul Food embraces local flavors and sources regional specialties, according to the press release. Dishes are prepared from scratch and utilize fresh ingredients to create such elevated menu favorites as gold-dusted chicken wings and red velvet chicken and waffles. “Guests are treated like VIPs, earning the brand’s signature “star treatment” with every dining experience,” it states.
Celebrity’s Soul Food is in the midst of an ambitious 200-location roll out across the country. Twenty-four franchisees have signed on as partners with another 30 currently in development.
“It’s very gratifying to see business owners and entrepreneurs take action to become a part of our evolution with the Celebrity Soul Food brand. We welcome the contributions of our franchisees in the days ahead, and feel proud to be able to offer a proven business model they can believe in,” said Taja Jacobs, chief sustainability officer for Celebrity’s Soul Food.
For more information about Celebrity’s Soul Food, including current and upcoming locations, visit www.celebrityssoulfood.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube