Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson pose with Golden Krust executives (left to right) Daren Hawthorne, President, Restaurants; Omar Hawthorne, Director of Franchise Development and Steven Clarke, Director of Marketing & Public Relations holding two-year old fan JuJu (265971)
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Foodies turned out last weekend to celebrate National Jamaican Patty Day at Golden Krust chain Caribbean restaurant in the Bronx.

Golden Krust locations served their beef patties for 99 cents from noon to 4 p.m. and the day’s activities were broadcast live on IrieJam Radio and live-streamed on Golden Krust’s official Facebook page.

Launched in May 2015, National Jamaican Patty Day aims to celebrate the “Power of the Patty,” and the vision of Golden Krust’s late founder and CEO, Lowell Hawthorne, to elevate Jamaican cuisine and culture.

National Jamaican Patty Day coincides with the anniversary of Golden Krust’s launch in August 1989, Jamaica’s Independence and Emancipation holidays and the birthday of Mavis Hawthorne, the mother and matriarch of the Hawthorne family. As part of this year’s celebrations, Jamaican-American recording artist Sean Kingston was on hand to thrill fans, performing a number of his Billboard hits, including “Beautiful Girls” and “Take You There.”