Zatarain’s, a business unit of NYSE-listed McCormick & Company, Inc. (NYSE: MKC), serves up jambalaya outside the NYSE while New Orleans-style Jazz combo, juggler, and stilt walker entertain passersby. In honor of the occasion, Zatarain’s President Scott Bolonda rings The Closing Bell® remotely from Washington Artillery Park in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
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Since 1889, Zatarain's has been an authority on the fun and flavor of New Orleans. From its humble beginnings producing root beer extract, the company has grown to make more than 200 food products from Rice Dinner Mixes, Pasta Dinner Mixes, Breadings, Seasonings and Spices to Seafood Boils, Creole Mustard and other products based on authentic New Orleans–Style foods and seafood preparation. Now, people around the world recognize that to capture the true flavor of New Orleans–Style cuisine, you have to "Jazz It Up with Zatarain's." For information, recipes and Zatarain’s online store, visit www.zatarains.com. (Source: Zatarain’s) [Zatarain’s is a business unit of NYSE-listed McCormick & Company, Inc. (NYSE: MKC)]
On Fri., February 20, Zatarain’s, a leading maker of New Orleans-Style foods for 120 years, brings the essence of Mardi Gras to Wall Street. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Zatarain’s serves Jambalaya, a signature dish of Louisiana, outside the NYSE to the Exchange community. Passersby enjoy the sounds of a New Orleans-Style jazz band while a juggler and stilt walker entertain the crowd.
Additionally, Zatarain’s distributes traditional purple, green and gold beads, as well as information about its effort to make Mardi Gras a national holiday. Zatarain’s “Motion for Mardi Gras” is a national petition for 100,000 online signatures asking Congress to proclaim the final day in Carnival season, Fat Tuesday, an official holiday.
To commemorate the "Motion for Mardi Gras" initiative and give back to the Big Easy, Zatarain’s will also make a donation to the Rebuild Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, which will help support GNOF’s housing and community revitalization activities in areas of the city still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
The day’s events conclude with Zatarain’s President Scott Bolonda ringing the NYSE Closing Bell remotely from Washington Artillery Park, a historic park located in the French Quarter of New Orleans.