October 1, 2022

Señor Iguanas owner opens new brunch in old Bob Evans

Segoviano Management Group Inc. will open its fifth restaurant concept this fall, according to Louisville Business First. The group owns restaurants in Louisville and southern Indiana, including La Catrina in New Albany, Señor Iguanas in Louisville and Clarksville, El Catrin in Sellersburg, and Taqueria Don Juan in Clarksville. The new restaurant, Sleepy Rooster Morning Kitchen, grew out of the weekend brunch offering at La Catrina. Roza Segoviano, owner of the group with her husband, Juan, said the brunch was a success, but they struggled to only provide the brunch portion. Segoviano said it was taxing for the team to come home at 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night and be back at work at 7 a.m. on Saturday for brunch. Sleepy Rooster will open in a former Bob Evans location at 2204 State St. in New Albany. It’s just over 1,500 square feet and will look totally transformed once the renovations are complete, Segoviano said. The interior will have a modern farmhouse look. The renovations are done in-house. Segoviano didn’t provide the investment amount for the project, but she said it was significant. The restaurant will employ 30 to 40 people and should open at the end of October. In the restaurant, there will be 130 seats and a garage door that opens onto an outdoor patio with 20 additional seats. “I’ve always been a brunch guy,” Segoviano said in an interview with Louisville Business First. “Weekend brunch has always been our thing here with friends and family, and so being able to share that with the community and then see how well they responded to it…it’ll be a lot of fun.” Although Segoviano Management Group currently owns all Mexican cuisine concepts, Sleepy Rooster Morning Kitchen will have an American menu with Mexican dishes and decor. She laughed and said it was weird serving American breakfast items like cookies and gravy at a Mexican restaurant, so said the new American concept made sense, with nuanced Mexican references throughout . The name of the restaurant is a nod to Mexican culture. Segoviano said there’s a Mexican phrase, “Se me durmió el gallo,” which loosely means “my rooster overslept.” Other items on the menu include some of La Catrina’s brunch favorites like French toast, but it will add shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, corned beef hash and more. It will also include lunch options like soups, salads and sandwiches. It is also expanding its drink menu with a full bar. The menu will include mimosas and bloody marys and other morning cocktails. It will also offer hand-squeezed juices and a full coffee bar. “We’re invested for the long term, so hopefully any investment we make before opening will pay off,” Segoviano said. “Hopefully we will be here for many years.”

Segoviano Management Group Inc. will open its fifth restaurant concept this fall, according to Louisville Business First.

The group owns restaurants in Louisville and southern Indiana, including La Catrina in New Albany, Señor Iguanas in Louisville and Clarksville, El Catrin in Sellersburg, and Taqueria Don Juan in Clarksville.

The new restaurant, Sleepy Rooster Morning Kitchen, was born out of the weekend brunch offering at La Catrina.

Roza Segoviano, owner of the group with her husband, Juan, said the brunch was a success, but they struggled to only provide the brunch portion. Segoviano said it was taxing for the team to come home at 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night and be back at work at 7 a.m. on Saturday for brunch.

Sleepy Rooster will open in a former Bob Evans location at 2204 State St. in New Albany. It’s just over 1,500 square feet and will look totally transformed once the renovations are complete, Segoviano said.

The interior will have a modern farmhouse look. The renovations are done in-house. Segoviano did not provide the amount of investment for the project, but she said it was substantial.

The restaurant will employ 30 to 40 people and should open at the end of October.

In the restaurant, there will be 130 seats and a garage door that opens onto an outdoor patio with 20 additional seats.

“I’ve always been a brunch guy,” Segoviano said in an interview with Louisville Business First. “Weekend brunch has always been our thing here with friends and family, and so being able to share that with the community and then see how well they responded to it…it’ll be a lot of fun.”

Although Segoviano Management Group currently owns all Mexican cuisine concepts, Sleepy Rooster Morning Kitchen will offer an American menu with Mexican dishes and decor.

She laughed and said it was weird serving American breakfast items like cookies and gravy at a Mexican restaurant, so she said the new American concept made sense, with nuanced Mexican references everywhere.

The name of the restaurant is a nod to Mexican culture. Segoviano said there’s a Mexican phrase, “Se me durmió el gallo,” which loosely means “my rooster overslept.”

Other items on the menu include some of La Catrina’s brunch favorites like French toast, but it will add shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, corned beef hash and more. It will also include lunch options like soups, salads and sandwiches.

It is also expanding its drink menu with a full bar. The menu will include mimosas and bloody marys and other morning cocktails. It will also offer hand-squeezed juices and a full coffee bar.

“We’re invested for the long term, so hopefully any investment we make before opening will pay off,” Segoviano said. “I hope we will be here for many years to come.”

To learn more about the group of restaurant owners and their new venture, you can read Louisville Business First’s full article here.