Thursday, March 5, 2020

Lil G's Kajun Restaurant - Restaurant Impossible Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Belle Chasse, Louisiana to makeover Lil G's Kajun Restaurant. Lil G's is a Cajun restaurant owned by Therese Creppel who bought the restaurant 12 years ago.  She has managed to stay in business with the help of her daughter, but she has supposedly had consecutive years of losing more than $100,000.  Her daughter Brooke is only taking home $14,000 a year in pay from the restaurant and the restaurant is putting a strain on their relationship.

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Lil G's Kajun Restaurant to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):

Positive Reviews:

  • "My five coworkers and I came to eat lunch last week, our waitress was super attentive and helpful. We were really sad that they have stopped making the meatloaf (so was our waitress) , but what we ordered in place of it was also delicious."
  • "We came here for breakfast and everything was delicious! We are so happy to have found a spot to eat near our home. The waitress was very sweet to my daughter. We felt very welcome here. If you are in town or just stopping by, you got to try this place out!"
  • "Great food! Service needs improvement. We had decent service.. but it was a little spotty. Red beans and rice were AMAZING! Will go back for sure."
  • "Food good, service so-so."
  • "Food was amazing but server Jordan could have been a little more polite."

Negative Reviews:

  • "The food is good. But the service is so infuriatingly slow. The wait staff needs to be retrained and the kitchen needs help. We ordered the gator spring rolls and they were awesome. The waitresses didn't know their own menu. We then waited at least 45 minutes for a burger and chicken pasta dish. The burger came without a bun, instead of there grilled cheese upgrade that is on the menu. Unacceptable."
  • "I wouldn't come hungry service is slow. Don't get me wrong place was nice and people were nice. Food was good not great but good."
  • "Decided to get some jambalaya and spring rolls from this place cause I heard a lot of people raving about it. They had neither...but didnt tell us until we went to order. I feel they should have let us know right away when they didnt have it. Some of my co workers also ordered food they did not have. Wish I could write something better but they do not have a lot of the food that is on the menu."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Restaurant Impossible makeover happened in December 2019.
  • Here is the Lil G's Kajun Restaurant website and Facebook page.
  • Right after the makeover Lil G's posted the following message on Facebook, "WOW! What a whirlwind weekend at Lil G’s! It is truly amazing the transformation that has taken place in the last 48 hours. So many Thank Yous where to start? OUR STAFF!!! Y’all are so great, it’s exciting:) Robert Irvine and his entire team, literally some of the nicest, and most knowledgeable people you could meet. We cannot thank you enough. Our community, all the volunteers. Thank you🙏. If you were unable to get a table for the taping, we invite you to come see the new Lil G’s. We will be serving a limited menu. We do ask that you please do not post and pictures on social media."
  • Here are the Yelp and Google reviews for Lil G's Kajun Restaurant.


The reviews for Lil G's Kajun Restaurant since the Restaurant Impossible makeover have been mixed.  People seem to like the food, but there seem to be issues with slow service.  Even the positive reviews mention slow service.  If they can get the service issues worked out, they may be able to make the restaurant a success.

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