Small business owner: We hold Baton Rouge together

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Black Friday has come to be one of the biggest days for great deals with big stores. But, today is "Small Business Saturday" where the "Mom and Pop" businesses get a chance for some recognition. At Leroy's Restaurant in Baton Rouge General Manager Wayne Shelton agrees small businesses are the staples that hold together the capital city.

"Small businesses are what keep communities together, even if it is a place like a restaurant like Leroy's or if it is a local place like Mailboxes etc," said Shelton.

Leroy's has been in business since April. They are located right behind Walk-Ons on Nicholson Dr. LSU student Mariah Demery is a regular, not only because of the great food, but of the level of comfort.

"It is really one of those places where you don't have to worry about how you look, or if they want you out at a certain time. You just have to come. You sit at the bar you can do your home work especially in my case," said Demery.

And that same feeling is what Leroy's tries to give its customers every time they walk through the door.

"It is somewhere where you can feel comfortable coming to eat, whether it is with your family or with your friends. And you know you are going to leave full with great service and great food," said Shelton.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.