Locals Love Us Lafayette Now a Locally-Owned Franchise

LAFAYETTE, LA, April 6, 2015 – As Locals Love Us Lafayette enters their 4th year of uncovering the most-loved places in the city, they will do it as a locally-owned franchise. Rossi and Keith Faust, residents of the Lafayette area for 17 years, recently acquired ownership of the most-loved directory.

"As every one of us who live in Lafayette knows," said Rossi Faust, "We live in the very best city. Amazing food, spectacular events, beautiful natural scenery and vibrant, loving people all combine to form our unique home. Locals Love Us gives us a chance to recognize and show appreciation for the places that make Lafayette great - and I am so thrilled to be a part of it!"

Underway right now is the 4th annual Locals Love Us survey of the Lafayette area, which seeks to find what places, businesses and charities the locals love the most. Voting is secure, anonymous and open through midnight on June 8 at Last year, over 3,100 locals cast more than 73,000 votes for their favorite places in Lafayette, which is one of six Local Love Us franchises.

The winners, who are selected by the locals, will be included in a print publication distributed all over Lafayette and an online directory at Both are free to the public.

"There is still two months to have your vote count," said Faust. "So share the love and vote for your favorite local businesses. You can reward them – and yourself! Voters can win gift cards and prizes just for taking time to thank their favorite places."

"The fantastic people and places in Lafayette are what led us to bring the popular Locals Love Us survey to town," said Nathan Schock, President & CEO of Locals Love Us. "After three years of operating the market, we're even more excited now that it's a locally-owned franchise. We became a national franchise so we could work with people like Rossi and Keith and we can't wait to see how they share the love with Lafayette!"

About Locals Love Us
Locals Love Us is a national franchise that creates print and online directories of the most-loved places in a community for its residents. Founded in 2004, the company expanded into Lafayette in 2012 with a survey asking the locals to name their favorite businesses in more than 200 categories. For more information, go to


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