Felisha from ‘Friday’ now owns and runs a vegan soul food cafe

The actress who made “Bye, Felicia” famous has found a new life beyond the cameras.

More than two decades after portraying 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, reports Munchies.

(The website points out that despite the popular meme spelling it “Felicia,” the character’s name was actually spelled “Felisha.”)

“Walking into the neighborhood, I had to,” the former actress told Munchies. “I had to make a soul food spread […] to get people’s attention and let them know I know what I’m doing. I can cook. Trust 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, featuring jackfruit, a nutritious spiny fruit that takes on the consistency of meat when eaten. is cooked.

Although the restaurant has a bell with “Bye Felicia” stamped on it, Kaaya isn’t trying to draw attention to her role in one of the iconic movie quotes of the past 20 years. In fact, she was initially alarmed when she learned she was trending. She has come to terms with it, but still wants to figure out exactly how it happened.

” There is a reason for this ; I just have to find the reason,” she told the website. “I’m going to find out why it came back so big, and why me.”

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