She continued, “It almost feels surreal because the Millennials are the future of the city, so to be named the Millennial Restaurant Destination in the food capital of America makes us feel like we are leaving a mark and an impact on the city we love so much. Nothing is better than getting validation when you do something you love to do. It's like, ‘Yes, they get it! I was right to follow my dreams!’”
The Munch Factory has certainly seen great growth since opening three years ago. After first opening on Franklin Ave., The Munch Factory moved into a bigger and better space on Elysian Fields in 2012. “We’ve had so many rewards over the last three years. The biggest reward for us is putting something you love into the world and having people respond even better than you could hope. The fact that our business has been built on word of mouth means that we got people talking, not an easy feat in the industry and city we are in. The other HUGE reward has been the gratitude and love that we feel from Gentilly and the whole area. People thank us for being there and we thank them for coming. It’s a humbling circle of gratitude and we like to believe that we have been a small force in people recognizing what a special place Gentilly is. And there is also the huge reward of creative freedom. As a chef, you can try new things every day and get immediate feedback. It feels good!”
In addition to the new space, Chef Jordan and Alexis have also had another addition to their family with their baby girl Juliette. “Our newest little muncher is Juliette Ruiz or as her brother calls her, Baby Girlie. She is the sweetest baby and at two months old, we can already tell she will be a foodie. When she smells food, she starts smacking her little mouth! Though she can't enjoy Munch yet, she is happy to smell it and we are looking forward to her growing up in the restaurant as her brother has.”
Be sure to check out The Munch Factory the next time you’re in Gentilly…you will NOT be disappointed!
The Munch Factory
6325 Elysian Fields Ave.
Tues-Fri: 11:30am-9:00pm, Sat 5:00pm-9:00pm
Check out The Munch Factory’s previous articles:
A first timer at The Munch Factory
Gentilly’s Munch Factory finds new home
Gentilly’s newest gem, The Munch Factory