Hi, my name is Ernest Navarre, Jr. I starter making donuts in 1967 at 12 years of age. By time I was 17 my dad built me a little 504 square foot donut shop in Amite, Louisiania for $2,400. It was the last $2,400 dollars to his name. I opened on April 16, 1972 under the name Ernie's Donut King. After ten years I started working on my own king cake recipe. I worked on that recipe for 2 years and I feel that it is the best king cake recipe that I ever made.
We been open at our current location since 29 October 2005 under the name Navarre's Famous King Cakes.
Years later I PAID BACK my father his initial $2,400 plus interest.