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Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM. 

Candy Sweat September 30, 2016

Many a young boy aspires to play in the NFL. But only a small percentage actually realize that dream.

It’s similar to how many people dream of starting their own business, graduating from the work-a-day world, doing something they’re passionate about, and making it big. 

Andre Moreau

On this edition of Out to Lunch, Andre Moreau sits in for Stephanie Riegel and hosts lunch with two members of a family who have done both - gotten to the NFL and started their own business, at the same time!

Matt Flynn

Matt Flynn is an NFL quarterback who many in Baton Rouge remember from his days of leading the LSU Tigers to victory in the early 2000s. Matt is also an entrepreneur. He's pioneering a new, personalized sports drink tailored precisely for you, patterned on your own DNA. It's called MYHY. Don't go looking for it at GNC yet but when you do remember you heard it here first.

Ruth Flynn

Matt's mom, Ruth, is growing her own business. Ruth Flynn, aka Mama Roo to her grandchildren, makes candy, appropriately called Flynn’s Candy Company. The candy you can find at local stores including Rouses is called Mama Roo's.

Andre Moreau tastes Flynn's Candy Mama Roo's Matt Flynn and his mom Ruth's Mama Roo's candy

 Andre's and Matt's taste test gives Mama Roo's the thumbs up.

Matt Flynn, Ruth Flynn, Andre Moreau

It’s a fascinating and fun story of a mother and son supporting each other building businesses. 

Photos at Mansurs on the Boulevard by Ken Stewart.

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