On Monday, September 27, 2021, Pelican State Credit Union hosted a surprise “Pelican Pays it Forward” takeover at Rice & Roux located at 2158 O’Neal Lane in Baton Rouge.
As a token of appreciation for welcoming Pelican into the community, the credit union paid for $3,000 worth of lunch for guests that visited the restaurant from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The event was a complete surprise to Rice & Roux customers, and instead of receiving a bill for their order, they were given a flier informing them that their lunch had been taken care of by Pelican.
From Louisiana residents affected by Hurricane Ida to Ochsner employees on their lunch break, each customer’s genuine appreciation and joy reminded Pelican team members what having a heart for service truly means.
Pelican's Baton Rouge at O’Neal branch opened its doors in October 2020, expanding member access to Pelican in East Baton Rouge Parish. The credit union is thrilled to continue serving the Baton Rouge community for years to come.