Don’s Specialty Meats is one of the top charcuterie houses in all of Acadiana.

They produce 2000 pounds of boudin a day and that doesn’t even take into account all the cracklins, andouille, and chaurice that patrons queue up for out on the western prairies of Louisiana.

But the long-running concern has not had an easy go of it lately: Don’s Carencro outlet burned to the ground in October of 2016. That location had been running since 1993.

Then the feds came calling and walloped Don’s with a fine of $480,313 .

Don’s was a mite shaky when it came to properly compensating their workers and the feds had to have a come to Jesus meeting with them and their coffers.

Heart of Louisiana featured Don’s in the video above and it’s worth checking out if you’re into our state’s rural butchery scene.

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