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UConn Student Opens Crêpes Restaurant in Storrs

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    A UConn student and former football player has opened a restaurant just steps away from campus.

    Tahj-Anthony Jean, a junior at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he played football for the past two years, has opened Farmhouse Crêpes in Storrs Center

    “I’m an entrepreneur at heart and have always wanted to start my own business after UConn,” Jean said in a statement. “I had a great new restaurant concept and family support so I figured why not now.”

    Jean will also be giving back. His goal is to donate a percentage of Farmhouse Crêpes’ profits to charities that work to combat world hunger and he will select a different charity each quarter.

    “I think it’s important for my generation to understand that it’s not all about us. Despite the extravagance we see in social media, there are others who go without basic necessities such as food everyday around the world. We all can make a difference,” Jean said in a statement.

    The Farmhouse Crêpes’ menu includes sweet and savory crêpes, focusing on healthy options packed with fresh fruits and vegetables.

    It also includes “The Classic” with brown sugar and butter; “Honey Ricotta,” with lemon zest with honey infused ricotta cheese; and “Southern Apple Pie,” with fresh apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, walnuts, cheddar cheese.

    Farmhouse Crêpes will celebrate its grand opening with 25 percent off all crêpes all day on Thursday, November 9.

    Farmhouse Crêpes is located at 1 Royce Circle, Suite 106 in Storrs.

    It is open Tuesday through Sunday.