Lyons leaving City Pork to chase new opportunities

    City Pork co-founder Chase Lyons announced today he is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

    Lyons does not specify the nature of the new business ventures. In a letter, he only says they’re “too good to pass up.”

    In addition, Lyons thanks patrons of the three City Pork restaurants, his staff, chefs and business partners.

    “I have faith that both of my partners, Trey Williams and Stephen Hightower, will continue servicing the Baton Rouge community with our core City Pork principles in mind of providing exceptional cuisine combined with outstanding hospitality,” Lyons writes.

    The original restaurant, City Pork Deli and Charcuterie, opened on Hollydale Avenue under the Interstate 10 overpass in December 2013. One year later, the trio opened City Pork Brasserie and Bar on Jefferson Highway, followed by City Pork Kitchen and Pie on Exchequer Drive last December.

    “I can’t thank the Baton Rouge community enough for believing in and supporting our new restaurant ventures beginning nearly three years ago,” Lyons writes. “It has been an absolute pleasure bringing the City Pork concepts to Baton Rouge, and I hope they’re here for a long time.”

    Lyons writes that he hopes to release details on his next project soon following a little time off.

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