HOUSTON- African-American News & Issues presents Frenchy’s Chicken. Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot, Jr. is a New Orleans native who came to Houston in 1965 to work as a traveling salesman. His ambitions quickly shifted to food, and on July 3rd, 1969, he and his wife, Sallie opened up a po-boy shop bearing his nickname on Scott Street, just a block from the University of Houston and not far from TSU. The po-boys were tasty and easy to make, but the small establishment quickly decided to add fried chicken to the menu.
Creuzot used an old New Orleans family recipe to season the meat, and added sides like dirty rice and jambalaya—flavor that quickly blew the competition out of the water. At that time, unbelievable though it may seem, Southern Louisiana inspired cuisine was hard to come by—before Mr. Creuzot’s shop revolutionized the market.
The 3919 Scott location quickly blossomed. Today, Frenchy’s has become one of the most popular Creole cuisine restaurants in Houston and surrounding areas. From its humble beginnings, Frenchy’s has grown to become the hometown favorite for millions of customers over the years, with a full Creole-style menu of sides to accompany the famous, spicy “Frenchy’s Chicken” that Houstonians have come to know and love. Unfortunately, Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot, Jr., passed away in 2010. The successful business was passed to his son, Percy III.
Originating in Southern Louisiana and influenced by the ethnic groups that settled in the great city of New Orleans, the capital of Creole cuisine, Frenchy’s keeps the heritage and tastes of French, Caribbean, Spanish, African and Native-American flavors alive. Authentic Creole food is heavily seasoned, with blends of several herbs and spices to delight the palate. Traditional Creole plates almost always include gravies, gumbos, red beans & rice. Therefore, Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot, styled his restaurant after his hometown flavor. Frenchy’s serves a delicious array of desserts including: bread pudding, triple chocolate cake, lemon cake, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie; delectable sides such as: red beans, Creole gumbo, dirty rice, collard greens, jambalaya and Creole hot sausage po-boy & Link sandwiches, fish, chicken and chicken tenders. To enjoy Frenchy’s Creole flavor stop by one of three convenient locations: 3919 Scott, 77021; 6102 Scott St., 77021 or 11631 Southwest Fwy., 77031.