Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

French foods and concepts are “tres chic” right now.

The chain serves fresh-caught, Louisiana-style seafood in an energetic atmosphere

The Pappas chain boasts fresh-from-the-boat, Louisiana-style seafood in a festive atmosphere

The seafood menu category continues to slowly sink, having declined 0.8% in sales to $5.3 billion and 2.1% in unit counts to 1,377 in 2016 from the prior year.

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Pappas Meat Co. will feature steak, pork chops, chicken and seafood, some with a Southern emphasis.