New eateries to open soon in Nederland

Published 11:25 am Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chris Moore



NEDERLAND — Nederland Avenue is undergoing a makeover and the additions of Whataburger, Wienerschnitzel and Judice’s Cajun Café should help to bolster the area.

Executive Director of Economic Development in Nederland Kay DeCuir said that the three eating establishments began years apart but will all should be completed by the beginning of fall.

“They’re going to help the area quite a bit,” she said. “Those places along with the other construction going on in the area are really going to beautify that section of Nederland Avenue.”

DeCuir said that aside from providing new places to eat, the new eateries will also provide about 240 new full-time and part-time jobs along with 40 construction jobs.

In February, Whataburger received $150,000 from Economic Development in Nederland. DeCuir said that Wienerschnitzel did not apply for the funding and the City Council will vote on giving money to Judice’s Cajun Café this month.

DeCuir said that the three additions will make Nederland Avenue more attractive to people passing on Highway 96 and she said she does not expect any of the new establishments to clash with other businesses near that intersection.

“Each of those places offers something different and new,” she said. “I think there is enough of a difference between them. Burger King has flame-broiled burgers. Some people prefer that and some don’t. It will all help the area as a whole and a little competition isn’t a bad thing.”

DeCuir said that Wienerschnitzel should open within the next 45 days, Whataburger in August and Judice’s Cajun Café is at least 90 days away from opening.