It was a happy time and a sad time, all at the same time. The reason was a local culinary era came to an end this past Friday when “Aunt Betty” Morgan retired from the Southern Classic Restaurant in Jonesboro. The cause for the happiness was the celebration friends, family and co-workers had. The reason for the sadness is that the Jonesboro icon won’t be around anymore to put her touch on what is commonly known as the best chicken in north Louisiana.
If you know “Aunt Betty” as she is fondly called, you are lucky. There has never been a day that she didn’t greet you with a wonderful smile and kind words. To make things even better she made sure that if you ever had the chance to eat at the restaurant, you are even luckier. Thanks to her touch and supervision, according to a survey conducted by a representative of KEEL 710 radio in Shreveport last fall, the Southern Classic in Jonesboro was regarded as the best chicken outlet in north Louisiana. That is something that folks in Jackson Parish knew all along.
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