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Episode 51: Find out how Travis Hester is serving up the Best Catfish in the State of Arkansas at


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We recently had a chance to sit down with Travis Hester, founder of Eat My Catfish. An Arkansas Seafood restaurant based in Central Arkansas and now with a new location in Fayetteville. 

Travis discusses the roots of Eat My Catfish and how he was inspired by his Entrepreneurial family especially his Grandfather and his Grandma, affectionately known as MawMaw. Growing up on a farm in Saline, County,  Arkansas, Travis learned early what the “Farm to Table,” movement was and he has tried to capture the essence of that in his five restaurants. 

We discussed his desire for building a strong team and why he likes to invest so much in the training and development of his people. In fact, two of his homegrown managers and nine other loyal teammates moved up to Northwest Arkansas to help Travis open the restaurant.  

Eat My Catfish is the number one seller of Catfish in the state. In addition to Catfish, they offer tasty Po Boy’s, and Crawfish in season.  If you like fresh seafood and good home cooking you need to visit Eat My Catfish in Fayetteville or one of the four locations in Central Arkansas ( Benton, Conway, Little Rock, and North Little Rock). 

Also, Travis provided a special gift to our listeners when you visit the restaurant.  But, you need to listen to the episode – it’s close to the end – when he mentions the bonus available.  Be sure to mention the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast when you go to Eat My Catfish! 

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 All of this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.   

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Eat My Catfish, 32 W. Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703  – 479-326-9090

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