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Bringing Cajun Cuisine to the Heart of D.C.

Source: JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase and Wacif ensured that family-owned Po Boy Jim was able to open and deliver uniquely crafted food to eager D.C. residents

Jeff Miskiri always had the entrepreneurial bug, so when he visited his great grandfather in New Orleans and discovered the famous Louisiana-style po boy sandwiches, his first thought was that he wanted to sell them. Po boys were largely unavailable in Washington D.C., where Miskiri lived, but he suspected that they’d be popular in his hometown.

His family agreed, and soon his mom, Rebecca Antoine, and his cousin, Ian Reid, signed on as business partners. Together, they developed a business plan in 2011 for “Po Boy Jim Bar & Grill,” a Cajun/Creole restaurant and caterer. “Jim” was a mash-up of the names of the three co-owners: Jeff, Ian and Mother.

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