Baton Rouge restaurant relies on crawfish season to regain loss sales due to pandemic

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Crawfish season at Sammy’s on Highland Rd. is boiling up.

The restaurant is excited to start the season after last year’s crawfish season was cancelled due to the pandemic.

During the spring of 2020, Sammy’s was only able to do to-go orders.

Service manager Shanna Rayburn says crawfish is what kept business going during hard times.

“Thank God it was crawfish season, because that is really the only thing we could do,” Rayburn said. “Crawfish season at Sammy’s has always been our bread and butter, it’s not just the managers getting excited but the servers too.”

Rayburn says the restaurant is already overwhelmed with crawfish sales at the start of the season.

“We are only on day four of serving crawfish here and so far the sales have been great,” she said.

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