Former NFL Player Rasheed Simmons Opens Southern Restaurant on the Jersey Shore

June 29, 2015

His mom is the chef.

Former NFL player Rasheed Simmons is the latest professional athlete to join the restaurant business. According to the Asbury Park Press, Simmons — who used to play for the Carolina Panthers — recently opened a restaurant on the Jersey Shore. Called Simply Southern Cuisine, the kitchen is headed up by Simmons’ mother Rita.

Simmons tells the paper that while customers can expect plenty of fried food, “This is not KFC, this is not Popeyes.” He adds that the restaurant does not “start cooking your food until you actually order your food.” As its name states,…