queserasera3Boo Noble says he’s ready to retire.

That’s why the 40 year restaurant veteran is putting his 25 year-old Que Sera Sera up for sale.

Noble, 61, made the announcement over the weekend, listing the cajun and creole inspired eatery with Century 21’s Brett Baxter for $1.65 million.

The sale includes the name. “I want to sell it as Que Sera Sera because I want the name to go on,” Noble explained. “It’s a restaurant with a successful history.”

Why a public offering now? Noble said he did it out of respect for his crew. “This way, people wouldn’t be talking to my employees behind my back,” he said. “Some of them have been here 15-20 years. We have a long-time crew and I didn’t want to surprise them with the news.” He added that he has no intention of closing, but put the business up to see if he could get any bites.

With plans to travel, Noble says he may return to his native New Orleans for a time to learn even more about cooking. He told Find It In Fondren last year, “I’ve been to different places and eaten a lot of food, but I still haven’t found anyone that has the cuisine like New Orleans.”

When asked what his message would be to his loyal patrons of the past 25 years, Noble said, “Thank you for a long 25 years. Hopefully, whomever comes in does a good job and continues to please Jackson for another 25.”