Tony Chachere's Country Store, Opelousas, Louisiana
Tony Chachere's Country Store, Opelousas, Louisiana | Photo Credit: Tony Chachere's - Press Kit

One of America’s most loved creole seasonings is the famous Tony Chachere’s. Formed in Opelousas in the early 1970s by Mr. Tony himself, the popular brand soon flourished into a common household kitchen spice blend, especially across the South. Just a short drive off I-49 in Louisiana, travelers can explore behind-the-scenes of how the seasoning is made!


Tony Chachere (sa-shur-ee) was born and raised in the city of Opelousas. His love for cooking flourished into his dishes he made. Nicknamed “Ole Master” of creole cooking, Mr. Chachere soon developed a creole spice that would live on for generations.

In 1972, Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning hit the shelves for commercial production. The humble town of Opelousas serving as the headquarters and distribution hub for the product.

Tony Chachere
Tony Chachere | Photo Credit: Tony Chachere’s – Press Kit

For over two decades, Tony ran the company offering his flavorful spin on the spices the company created. After Tony’s passing in 1995 at the age of 89, the company continued on.

In December of 2022, Tony Chachere’s decided to open Mr. Tony’s Country Store for the public to see behind the scenes of the flavor production and how it all came to be. The location has a visitors center complete with a small museum on the history of Mr. Tony and his iconic seasoning, along with several films that share the inspiration of one of Louisiana’s favorite flavors. The location also offers the chance to catch a glimpse into the factory to see how the famous green cans are filled with the tasty spice blend.

Mr. Tony’s Country Store sells seasonings, marinades, dinner mixes and of course merchandise that represent the Creole and Louisiana culture.

Plan Your Visit

The Tony Chachere’s Museum and Factory is located at 5604 I-49 Frontage Road in Opelousas, Louisiana. Production tours are offered Monday – Thursday. For more information about current hours and other details, please click here.

Check out Tony Chachere’s official Amazon store for new flavors and merchandise here!

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