Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

Fast-casual dining franchisee hits rough patch but operates in strong category

by Ted Carter Published: March 21,2014

Tags: Business, Dining, Mazzios, McAllisters, Mississippi

Fiscal turbulence has forced Ridgeland’s Pinnacle Restaurant Corp., operators of several McAllister’s Deli and Mazzio’s Italian Eatery restaurants in metro Jackson, to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Pinnacle has a trio of McAllister’s locations in Pearl, Richland and Bryam and seven Mazzio’s throughout the Jackson area. It also operates a half dozen Mazzio’s in Texas […] [...]

Abner’s celebrates the success of 20 years of chicken

by Clay Chandler Published: August 30,2013

Tags: Abner White, Abner's Chicken, Chicken, Dining, fast food, restaurants

In January 1993, years ago, Abner White started small in Oxford. He had five tables, one cheap cash register, two small fryers, one griddle and a fountain drink machine. “That was it,” he said. He shared eight parking spaces with an adjacent gas station. The menu featured less than a half-dozen items – all fried […] [...]

Flora family tackles restaurant business with Blue Rooster

by Stephen McDill Published: August 30,2013

Tags: Blue Rooster Restaurant, Dining, Flora, Meredith Stringfellow, Ryan Stringfellow

Meredith Stringfellow says you’re not going to do a restaurant if you don’t love it. A recent industry survey reported that new restaurants in the United States have a one in four chance of closing or changing ownership within their first year. Those odds increase to three in five during the restaurant’s first three years. […] [...]

St. John, officials celebrate reopening of new-look Purple Parrot

by MBJ Staff Published: August 29,2013

Tags: branch, construction, Dining, eatery, Purple Parrot, renovation, restaurant, Robert St. John

HATTIESBURG — Robert St. John and state and local officials gathered today for the re-opening of the newly remodeled Purple Parrot Café and the addition of the new dining establishment, Branch. The renovation marks an investment of $1.3 million. “Today is an exciting day as we re-open the Purple Parrot Café in Hattiesburg and welcome […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On Nick Wallace

by Stephen McDill Published: August 23,2013

Tags: cooking, Dining, King Edward Hotel, Nick Wallace

Name: Nick Wallace Age: 33 Position: Executive Chef, Company: King Edward Hotel When “Best Chefs America” featured Nick Wallace along with other outstanding chefs in the state, it was just more validation for the Edwards-born foodie. “With my deep Mississippi roots, I love to turn the tables and give an unexpected twist to create new […] [...]

Billy’s Italian Restaurant finds success in outlet mall

by Wally Northway Published: August 2,2013

Tags: Billy Lieberman, Billy’s Italian Restaurant, Dining, tourism, VICKSBURG, Vicksburg Outlet Mall

Many people discover Billy’s Italian Restaurant not with their eyes, but rather with their nose. After all, who expects to see a fine Italian eatery in an outlet mall anyway? But, for the last 12 years now Billy’s Italian Restaurant has been filling the air with delicious aromas at the Outlets at Vicksburg, the patrons […] [...]

Restaurants beating back the recession

The Mississippi restaurant industry has climbed back from the hit it took during the recent recession to show $3.2 billion in sales in the most recent fiscal year, up six percent from the previous year. Employment was up by 2.9 percent to a total of 80,835. “The rest of the story is that 80,835 figure […] [...]

Jackson businessmen plan pub for Fondren

by Clay Chandler Published: May 31,2013

Tags: Dining, entertainment, Fondren, Fondren Public, JACKSON, nightlife, pub

Later this summer, Fondren’s newest locally owned business will open, and it will be something the neighborhood does not already have. Marty Clapton and his partners are opening a pub next to Cups coffee shop. Plans for Fondren Public, which Clapton hopes will serve as a gathering place for locals, were first formulated more than […] [...]

(UPDATE) Lease flap threatens future of popular Hal & Mal’s

by Ted Carter Published: May 3,2013

Tags: Dining, Hal & Mals, Hal White, JACKSON

A lost lease has created an uncertain future for Jackson entertainment institution Hal & Mal’s, a gathering place for Jacksonians for more than three decades. Owner Malcolm White said he wants the business to “stay and continue to be the cultural center of the redevelopment of downtown” but insisted: “We want our lease back.” White, […] [...]

Amelot-Holmes, Conn opening new Anjou Restaurant

by MBJ Staff Published: March 28,2012

Tags: chef, cooking, culinary, Dining, fine dining, food, hospitality, opening, restaurants

RIDGELAND — French native and longtime Jacksonian Anne Amelot-Holmes and David Conn, owner of Amerigo, Char and Sombra, are opening Anjou Restaurant, coming to The Township at Colony Park. Anjou will offer a casual yet classic bistro dining experience featuring foods of France. “I’ve been in the restaurant business since I was born,” Amelot-Holmes said. […] [...]

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