Felisha from ‘Friday’ now owns and operates a vegan soul food cafe
The actress who made “Bye, Felicia” famous has found new life beyond the cameras.
More than two decades after playing the character of Felisha in the 1995 comedy “Friday,” Angela Means Kaaya now owns and runs Jackfruit Café, a vegan soul food restaurant in Los Angeles, Munchies reports.
(The website points out that despite the popular meme spelling it out “Felicia,” the character’s name was actually spelled out “Felisha.”)
“Getting in the hood, I had to do it,” the former actress told Munchies. “I had to make a soul food spread […] grab people’s attention and let them know I know what I’m doing. I can cook. Believe me, I got you.
Located in the city’s Jefferson Park neighborhood, the 4-month-old restaurant serves staples like tacos, flautas and chili fries, containing jackfruit, a nutritious prickly fruit that takes on the consistency of meat when is cooked.
Although the restaurant has a bell with “Bye Felicia” engraved on it, Kaaya doesn’t try to draw attention to her role in any of the iconic movie quotes of the past 20 years. In fact, she was initially alarmed when she first learned that she was in fashion. She agreed, but still wants to understand exactly how it happened.
” There is a reason for this ; I just have to figure out what the reason is, ”she told the website. “I’ll find out why it came back so big, and why me.”