The Cajun-themed restaurant J. Gumbo's is preparing to open on Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo. It will be the chain's first location in Michigan.

J. Gumbo's is based in Louisville, Kentucky, but based on founder Billy Fox, Jr's family recipes from Louisiana.

The J. Gumbo's menu includes Cajun country favorites like gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and po boys.

UPDATE: The restaurant plans to open on August 8 and is on Facebook.

BONUS VIDEO - See The New Carvings at Battle Creek's Fantasy Forest

Art Carve 2016 was held recently at the Leila Arboretum.

More From Kalamazoo's Country