Majestic Kitchen features table service, patio seating, and a full-service bar.
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“This is what I always wanted to do,” said Manuel, who with his wife, Jordan Manuel, owns Majestic Kitchen in Ridgeland.
In February 2018, the Manuel’s purchased Majestic Burger (Now Majestic Kitchen) at 1067 Highland Colony Parkway from Fred Sandifer of Madison, who created the restaurant’s original concept and at one time had a restaurant in Jackson in addition to the one in Ridgeland.
“I bought the restaurant with the intention of changing it to a new concept,” Todd Manual said.
The Manuel’s re-named the restaurant Majestic Kitchen, added a mural that features the slogan “Make Life Majestic” and freshened up the dining room.
“It’s a brand-new concept,” Todd Manuel said. “We’re working toward a whole Majestic brand, not just a name change.”
The menu grew larger with the addition of several Cajun-inspired dishes. The burgers became more majestic with the selection of premium toppings and the handsome addition of the Majestic Kitchen brand that is applied to some of the buns.
The expanded menu includes burgers, wraps, sandwiches, salads, po’boys, tacos, pasta and a variety of entrees from catfish to hamburger steak.
Prices range from $8.99 for a BLT Wrap to $12.99 for the pot roast entrée and from $14.99 for The Phat Boy, a burger with double protein, cheddar cheese, comeback dressing, double bacon, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun to $19.99 for Steak Fontenot, a blackened hand cut sirloin, charbroiled or grilled, and topped with crawfish étouffée.
The Manuel’s were kind enough to let me try The Phat Boy — a majestic-sized burger that was so large it took me several meals to make a dent — plus homemade onion rings. The house-made onion rings have just the right enough batter to make them crispy but not so much that all you taste is fried batter; they are just right.
I also tried one of the most popular items on the menu: The Cajun Sampler ($14.99), which includes half orders of seafood gumbo, crawfish étouffée and red beans and rice plus French bread.
The sampler is plenty for two meals — perhaps three — and perfect for when you’re uncertain about exactly what you would like to order. I totally enjoyed the trio of favorites.
“All three are original recipes,” Todd Manuel said. “The étouffée and gumbo are variations of my mother’s recipe.
“The expanded menu should make it easy for a large group of all ages to find something pleasing.
“Someone might order the crawfish étouffée, another person the fish tacos, someone else a burger and another person a salad,” he said.
Majestic Kitchen stocks a full bar that includes Mississippi-made beer, wine by the glass, specialty cocktails and classic cocktails.
Todd Manuel, who had managed two Bops Frozen Custard locations in the metro area and had owned a Sno Biz location, discovered Majestic Burger was up for sale during a search online. A loan guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration from Bank Plus, one of SBA’s partnering lenders, helped purchase the business.
“They did a great job,” he said of Bank Plus. “The loan process is intense.”
Todd Manuel, age 38, earned both B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Belhaven University, and Jordan Manuel, age 26, earned a B.B.A. from Belhaven.
Todd Manuel said the food service industry is a good fit for him because each day brings new things to figure out. “It’s challenging and exciting,” he said of his work at the restaurant that employs 30-35 people.
Jordan Manuel has a full-time job but manages to clock about 20 hours a week at Majestic Kitchen.
“We’re not shy when it comes to hard work when we want something,” Todd Manuel said. “We know success isn’t free. We’re passionate about all of this and our brand is who we are. We want to ‘Make Life Majestic.’”
Majestic Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.