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A New Orleans Rapper Is Reviving Burgers at the City Park Location of Bud’s Broiler

Curren$y will bring a new burger concept to City Park Avenue

Using the hashtag #lifeburgerNola, New Orleans-born rapper Curren$y made an Instagram announcement over the weekend that he had purchased the recently-closed City Park location of burger chain Bud’s Broiler.

The historic Mid City location of Bud’s was reopened by franchise owner Shannon Prince in 2009 after first closing in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. In December of last year, a court order forced its closure amid a legal dispute over the franchise agreement between Prince and the burger chain’s parent company. A “for lease” sign appeared in its window shortly after.

According to, the name Life Burger LLC was registered Friday by Mousa Hamdan, a fellow New Orleanian and producer on Curren$y records. Born Shante Scott Franklin, Curren$y plans to remodel and rebrand the building quickly, with Hamdan saying a meeting this week will determine the opening date.

Curren$y was an original member of the 504 Boyz, first under Master P’s No Limit Records and then Young Money Entertainment, founded by famed New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne. In 2011, Curren$y founded his own label, Jet Life Recordings, under Warner Bros. Records.

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Bud's Broiler

5115 Canal Boulevard, , LA 70124 (504) 488-2837 Visit Website