Izzo’s to open in Ascension

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito is set to open its first Ascension Parish location later this year.

The burrito chain will go into the Lagniappe Center, the shopping center on Airline Highway that is the home for LeBlanc’s Frais Marche.

Baton Rouge-based Izzo’s has 14 locations in Louisiana and Mississippi and is set to open restaurants this month in the Riverwalk in New Orleans and in Hammond. The chain specializes in overstuffed burritos, filled with a variety of fresh meats, vegetables and toppings.

Alex Knight of Donnie Jarreau Real Estate represented the shopping center, while John Moss of Retail Specialists Inc. represented Izzo’s.

Knight said it will take four to six months to finish the 2,600-square-foot restaurant.