Chef Yamani Created Straight Drop Seafood in Ludowici, GA on November 27th, 2015 (Black Friday).
He began preparing seafood out of his home and that created a buzz on Facebook and Instagram. He use to do "drops" as he called it in several cities from Ludowici, GA to Fayetteville, NC.
He first started coming to Fayetteville in 2016 after getting a call to do a "drop" at a local sports bar in the area. The very first pop-up event that he traveled to was in Fayetteville, NC. He sold over 300lbs of seafood in an hr and a half there. He began to do these "Drops" every 2 weeks and it really put Fayetteville on the Map for Seafood dining.
Before opening his own restaurant he had customer's traveling to Fayetteville from across the country just to get this "Work" as he calls it. After medically retiring from the US Army as a Staff Sergeant in 2017 he pursued his passion and opened his first restaurant in NC August 25th 2017. Chef Yamani Opened up that restaurant and never looked back and Currently Owns and Operates 4 Restaurants: Straight Drop Seafood, Drop by the River Seafood, Straight Drop Seafood Wilmington, and Guisados Seafood Cantina Wilmington, NC.
He says he is looking forward to opening more locations in the future to create more job's and opportunities for communities across America.