Students don’t have to go to Matherne’s Market if they want some fresh food on the go. Located close to LSU campus, the newest location of Rouses makes grocery shopping even easier for college students.
One of the hardest things about being a college student is the lack of free time. College students are always either in class or studying, so it is hard to find free time to do things like go to the bank or go grocery shopping.
The closest options for students prior to the Rouses were the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Highland Road or the Winn-Dixie on Burbank Drive. Now, with the Rouses located in Arlington Marketplace at the intersection of Burbank and Lee drives, students can go to a full-size grocery store without as high of prices.
The 53,000-square-foot store is the centerpiece of the new shopping center. In addition to its regular grocery options, Rouses offers fresh food ranging from boiled seafood and Cajun specialties and New Orleans-style Doberge and Gentilly cakes. The store also offers large produce department with local, seasonal and organic fruits and vegetables.
Other departments include a BBQ Chop Shop with pit masters serving in-store smoked beef, pork and poultry, a Mongolian Grill with made-to-order rice and noodle bowls and a fresh sushi and poké bowl station.
The store is the family-owned Thibodaux company’s 60th location, 11 of which are in the Baton Rouge area. Other stores include the Rouses in Long Farm Village on Airline Highway, the Drusilla Shopping Center and Bluebonnet Village Shopping Center.
Rouses’ new location makes grocery shopping a less time-consuming task. The area off of Burbank is becoming a hub for LSU students, so it’s smack dab in the middle of city development.
Much of the property around Burbank and Lee drives is being developed into food and shopping centers targeted toward LSU students. And by targeting and attracting LSU students, the developers of the land around Burbank are also attracting business hoping to capitalize on the influx of college students in the area.
Other additions to the Burbank/Lee area include an Atomic Burger, Finbomb Sushi Burritos and Poke Bowls, Jabby’s Pizza, Dat Dog, Zaxby’s and Sombreros. Students can also expect a new CC’s Coffee House as well as a new Starbucks in the area.
Rouses offers all food items for any occasion, from ready-to-eat items like granola bars and crackers to ingredients for dishes like spaghetti and salad and even prepared food like rotisserie chicken and heat-and-eat meals. Rouses also has three unique store brands: Clearly Organic, Best Choice and Always Save.
According to Rouses’ website, Clearly Organic, Best Choice and Always save are all better economic alternatives for customers because it doesn’t have the extra cost paired with national, name brand items. The Rouses brands do not have additional advertising and promotional costs.
With its convenient location and surplus of stocks, the new Rouses is one of the best places for LSU students to find all of their food needs.