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Napoleon
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How many Randazzo's are there?
Mannys is the OG
Nomas is the most sold
Camellia city is around some too
Ive seen others though.
What is the story here. Is this like how NYC has like 50 unrelated Ray's pizza places


Got Blaze
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
3, 4, 5 ? looks like the sons, daughters, cousins, nephews, and in-laws have all opened shop and are piggy-backing on the Randazzo family name

... Timeline

Felix and Joel Randazzo Forjet are continuing the Randazzo’s family tradition of baking, that started during 1965 in St. Bernard Parish.

April 1, 1965
Hi-Lan Bakery, operated by Lawrence Randazzo, (Joel’s father), with brothers Manuel and Anthony and their father, Sam Randazzo, opened in Violet in what had been the family’s Camellia Club restaurant and bar. The old dance hall section became the bakery.

1971
A second location of Hi-Lan Bakery opened at 613 W. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette. The two locations operated simultaneously for a few years. Randazzo’s name was added to Hi-Lan Bakery.

1984
Joel Randazzo began working as a salesperson at Randazzo’s Hi-Lan Bakery.

1986
Felix Forjet, Jr. began working for Randazzo’s Hi-Lan Bakery while in high school and learned baking techniques from Lawrence Randazzo.

1987
Felix Forjet Jr. and Joel Randazzo were married.

1988
Sam Randazzo Died.

1992
Lawrence Randazzo retired from Randazzo’s Hi-Lan Bakery.

1993
Joel Randazzo Forjet, daughter of Lawrence Randazzo, started her own business, Randazzo’s King Cake Express, which shipped king cakes for Hi-Lan Bakery.

1994
Three of Lawrence Randazzo’s children: Sal Randazzo, Petrina Randazzo and Joel Randazzo Forjet, along with Joel’s husband, Felix, opened Goodchildren Bakery Shoppe in Meraux. Goodchildren Bakery Shoppe was located on East Judge Perez Drive in Violet and was named for the previous name of Judge Perez Drive, Goodchildren Street.

1996
Randazzo’s Hi-Lan Bakery in Chalmette closed, but reopened for 1997 Carnival season. Their doors never reopened after Lundi Gras.

January 1998
A second location of Randazzo’s Goodchildren Bakery Shoppe opened in Chalmette on Paris Road.

March 3, 1998
Lawrence J. Randazzo died at age 72.

January 2000
Randazzo’s Goodchildren Bakery Shoppe relocated from Paris Road to West Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, next door to the former Chalmette location of Hi Lan Bakery.

2001
Randazzo’s Heritage Hall, a reception venue, opened in Chalmette operated by Randazzo’s Goodchildren Bakery Shoppe owners. Lauren Forjet, Felix and Joel’s daughter, enjoyed helping with special events at the reception venue.

2004
Felix Forjet III, Felix and Joel’s son, began working in sales at Randazzo’s Goodchildren Bakery Shoppe.

August 29, 2005
Hurricane Katrina’s flooding destroyed both locations of Randazzo’s Goodchildren Bakery in Violet and Chalmette as well as Randazzo’s Heritage Hall in Chalmette.

2005
Felix and Joel Randazzo Fojet and their family relocated to Covington.

2006
Felix and Joel Randazzo Forjet opened Nonna Randazzo’s Italian Bakery and Caffe as a full-service bakery in Covington. Lauren Forjet began working in sales.

2007
While in high school Lauren Forjet began decorating cakes.

2010-2014
Lauren Forjet attended Nicholl’s State University John Folse’s Culinary Institute and graduated with a degree in Culinary and a minor in Business.

2011
Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery opened a second location in Chalmette, managed by Felix Forjet III and his wife, Kayla, once again giving St. Bernard Parish a full service bakery with the Randazzo name and a baker from the original Hi-Lan bakery.

May 2013
Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery started operation of permanent baking facility in Mandeville.

January 2014
Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery opened its third storefront, along with their permanent baking facility, located in Mandeville. Lauren started working full time.

June 2015
Felix Forjet III began working full time at the Mandeville location.

August 2015
Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery opened its fourth storefront, with a location in Ponchatoula.

2016
Charles Hobbs Sclafani, husband of Lauren Forjet Sclafani, began working full time as the night manager at Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery.


Napoleon
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
That's Nonna's history.
Why is Manny's considered the top Rabdazzo's?



johnnydrama
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
n/m
This post was edited on 2/10 at 1:49 am


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notiger1997
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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Mannys is the OG
Nomas is the most sold


Hell, I bet Manny's sells almost as much as all of the other Randazzo's combined. That little place ships out a shitton of cakes and I bed they are sold out of shipping dates from now until Mardi Gras.

Manny's ex I believe is involved in Claudia's in some kind of way and they are moving up quickly.


tigeryat
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
Impressive! How do you know this? Are you related?

edited to add:

I miss their shoe soles.
This post was edited on 2/9 at 7:32 pm


Nolalakeview
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
Oct. 1997: Tricia Randazzo-Zornes and husband Louis open Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery in Slidell.


LINK


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W RRIOR
Member since Dec 2018
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
What about the location in Denham Springs? Are they related somehow?


Glock17
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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What about the location in Denham Springs? Are they related somehow?


I don’t think they’re related but I might be mistaken


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gumbo2176
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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I miss their shoe soles.


The Randazzo's Bakery in Chalmette, near Chalmette High on Judge Perez Dr. still sells shoe soles and they have those great chocolate eclairs too.


Paco_taco
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
I get those shoe soles and a King cake every time I go back home to the parish.


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TigrrrDad
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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hose great chocolate eclairs


The best.


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ShootingsBricks4Life
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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Manny's ex I believe is involved in Claudia's in some kind of way and they are moving up quickly.


Caluda's


notiger1997
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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Caluda's


Thank you for correcting that.


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Boudreaux35
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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What about the location in Denham Springs? Are they related somehow?


That's not a bakery, It's an Italian restaurant.


Havoc
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
Well shite. very comprehensive.


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ShootingsBricks4Life
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
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It's an Italian restaurant.


There is a randazzo italian restaurant in metairie as well. No relation.


RedPop4
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
Randazzo is a fairly common Sicilian family name in the Greater New Orleans area. I know a few who are in no way connected to the St. Bernard Parish bakery family.

Little, long-gone, single-location grocery/beer store on Fourth Street highway in Marrero was my dad's go-to in the 1960s and 1970s. Building is now a barbershop.


lsupride87
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
So is this the list:

Nonna Randazzos- Westbank and Northshore

Manny Randazzos- Metairie

Caludas (ex wife of Manny)- Harahan

Randazzos Camelia City - Slidell
This post was edited on 2/12 at 3:40 pm


Napoleon
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re: How many Randazzo's are there?
Which is the best?


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