The business community in Vermilion Parish is growing and Diamond G Meats, LLC is just one of the newest additions. Co-owner Natalie Guilbeaux talks about why they opened their doors this August, “My husband Shane, has great memories of going to Circle V as a young boy. Whether it was for a slaughter appointment with his grandparents or to get a delicious homemade burger and fries. He always enjoyed his time there.” She added, “Since we moved back to Henry (after being in Texas for 13 years), we noticed Circle V had closed. Every time we drove by we always said we that it needed to be reopened.” And, that’s just what they did!
Circle V was built in 1975 and served as a mainstay in Vermilion Parish for decades. After retirement, owner Roland Viator was interested about finding the right people to take over his slaughtering business. The Guilbeauxs seemed like the right fit, and Mr. Roland has been working with them every step of the way. His family showed the new owners how everything was done, so after the building received a “makeover” they were ready for customers.
“We can’t thank our family and friends enough for all their help during this whole process, and still today they are always willing to help us. We have a great support system,” says Guilbeaux.
Diamond G Meats is a family-friendly business that focuses on customer service, affordability, honesty, and satisfaction. Slaughtering is by appointment only, but is open during lunch hours Monday-Saturday from 10:30am-1pm. The menu includes boudin balls, hot link poboys, links of boudin, and their famous 100% homemade beef burgers. Not only are they delicious and juicy, but they’re also made fresh daily!
Economic Development Director Anne Falgout says, “I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Viator when he was transitioning out of Circle V, and I’m so excited to move forward with Shane and Natalie! With Mr. Viator’s know-how and the Guilbeaux’s passion, I can’t imagine Diamond G Meats being anything but successful. We wish them luck and will be on hand to support them through every stage of the business’ lifecycle.”
Join the Diamond G Meats family on Saturday, December 9th for their official grand opening. From 10 am to 2 pm they will be providing food, entertainment, and an opportunity to meet the owners.
Diamond G Meats, LLC is located at 17923 W LA Highway 330 in Abbeville. Contact the shop at (337) 893-1702 for any appointments or questions you may have. Diamond G Meats accepts cash or check.