Originally founded in Osaka, Japan in 1999, Beard Papa’s has grown from a small bakery to more than 400 locations in 15 countries and territories. The natural cream puff bakery chain is expanding its presence in the United States with its latest location in New Orleans, Louisiana.

At Beard Papa’s guests are able to create their flakey puff confections by choosing between eight cream puff shells: original, chocolate eclair, green tea eclair, strawberry eclair, honey butter eclair, OREO cookie crumble eclair, dulce de leche eclair and crispy almond. They then have the option of a variety of airy cream custard filling flavors that range from traditional staples to seasonal favorites.

The menu goes beyond simply puff pastries, with offerings such as cheesecake, chocolate fondant and an exclusive blended drinks menu.

“The cream puffs are far from your traditional frozen puff found in the freezer aisle. The recipe is simply addicting. I’ve never met anyone that has tried Beard Papa’s that doesn't crave it again the days following,” says Tucker Kaufman, a marketing representative for the franchise. “The product is unique in that there is nothing else like it on the market. From the high-quality ingredients used in the custard filling to the puff shells that are freshly baked throughout the day, the Beard Papa’s experience is unmatched.”

Beard Papa’s New Orleans location will hold its grand opening on Saturday, June 12.