Ready for an extended celebration of Fondren’s First Thursday in June? Chane’s got you covered.

The creator and director of FFT has reached out to restaurants and merchants for a buy-in to help drive a lunchtime crowd. Some will offer specials like a free soft drink or free dessert with a lunch time purchase and a handful of merchants will offer discounts with proof of lunch purchase as well. (See a full list of discounts an activities here).

Chane says, “This is the day. I mean, it’s almost like we’re telling people, ‘This is Fondren Day.'”

See what Rooster’s/Basil’s Nathan Glenn, Sneaky Beans’ Byron Knight and Chane himself have to say about the 11am-11pm FFT this week: