Nelly, Crown Candy Kitchen to be featured in new discovery+ series 'Restaurant Recovery'

Crown Candy Kitchen, Nelly
Photo credit (Provided by Crown Candy, PR source)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Two pillars of St. Louis will be part of a new streaming series about a restaurant chain CEO helping struggling, family-owned restaurants recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new show "Restaurant Recovery" will begin streaming on discovery+ on Thursday and it's clear that St. Louis-born rapper Nelly and Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis will be featured in at least one episode. The 10-episode series will follow restaurateur and philanthropist Todd Graves, CEO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, who provides hands-on renovations and creative ideas to locally-owner restaurants and help them get back to glory.

Back in November, Crown Candy posted photos of Nelly at the 107-year-old candy shop, taking photos with owner Andy Karandzieff, his wife Sherri and the restaurant's staff.

Throughout the pandemic, the iconic north St. Louis restaurant was struggling like many local restaurants to adapt and survive. But they had a record-breaking week of sale leading up to Easter Sunday and seem to be getting back to normal.

Also featured in other episodes of the show are rapper Snoop Dogg, actor Rob Schneider, football’s Archie Manning, Roquan Smith and Michael Thomas, the Rebirth Brass Band, Grammy-Award winning group La Mafia, and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal.

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