Media Advisory
Jan. 27, 2016
For Immediate Release
Céline Alis
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New TABASCO ® Visitors Center Now Open on Avery Island
Interactive elements invite fans to explore the rich history behind the world's favorite pepper sauce
Photo by Johanna Hyves

Tony Simmons, CEO and President of McIlhenny Company, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the new TABASCO Pepper Sauce Visitors Center on Avery Island.  
Designed to feed the curiosity of TABASCO fans, the new Visitors Center brings to life the unique world of TABASCO Sauce, from learning about the storied origins of the sauce, to touring the factory and discovering favorite recipes. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
10:00 a.m.

Avery Island
Highway 329
Avery Island, LA 70513
*Once on LA 329, continue straight until you reach the Avery Island tollgate, then follow the signs to the Visitors Center.

Tony Simmons, CEO and President of McIlhenny Company will be available for comments following the ceremony. 

More Information

The TABASCO Pepper Sauce Visitors Center is open Monday through Sunday 9-4 p.m. Visitors are also encouraged to enjoy meals prepared with the TABASCO® Family of Flavors® at Restaurant 1868, wander through the Jungle Gardens and observe thousands of snowy egrets Bird City.
About McIlhenny Company

McIlhenny Company produces TABASCO® brand products, which are sold in more than 185 countries and territories around the world and labeled in 22 languages and dialects. The 148-year-old company makes a line of pepper sauces, including its world-famous TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce, Green Jalapeño Sauce, Chipotle Sauce, SWEET & Spicy Sauce, Habanero Sauce, Garlic Pepper Sauce and Buffalo Style Hot Sauce.

Jennifer Mestayer,

The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia.
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742