Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

Beverly Martin takes over Coast Restaurant Association

Beverly Martin’s first assignment as the executive director of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association is the exact same one she got when she took the job the first time: relocate the office. That’s also the same task she had when she took over the Casino Operators Association. “I found […] [...]

Follow the Seafood Trail — New program aims to boost restaurants, commercial fishing

by Published: May 19,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, restaurants, seafood

No two industries were more affected by the explosion in 2010 of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig than restaurant/hospitality and commercial fishing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The oil spill that spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico kept tourists away and left Gulf Coast-caught seafood with a […] [...]

MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES — Krilakis owner happy with results after relocating restaurant to Ridgeland

by Published: May 5,2014

Tags: Business, Madison County, Mississippi, restaurants, Ridgeland

Moving a successful business from one town to another town can be a risky thing. However, the move for Krilakis, a Greek restaurant, from Byram to Ridgeland in 2011 has been good. Owner Drew Creel admits he was nervous about the move, which took him out of his comfort zone. “We’ve had a great response […] [...]

MBJ May 2nd Digital Edition

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Good Karma comes to Pass Christian

When Maharani Berg opened her third Good Karma vegetarian restaurant in the DeLisle community near Pass Christian recently, she thought only a few people would show up for the soft opening. The response caught her by surprise. “One hundred people came in that night,” she said. “It was the first time I ran out of […] [...]

The Shed partners with leading beef producer

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: barbecue, BBQ, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, restaurants

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint’s Sauce company, The Saucery, has joined forces with Meyer Natural Angus Beef to develop a line of all natural food products to sell in retail grocery stores around the nation and potentially worldwide. The partnership, only a few weeks old, brings together The Shed’s “junk” free barbeque sauces and […] [...]

NEWK’S TURNS 10 YEARS OLD — Restaurant takes fast-casual to next level

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, food, Mississippi, restaurants

In June 2006, Chris Newcomb surveyed his newest Newk’s restaurant location in Flowood. The eatery that began in Oxford had come out of the gates running in 2004, and Newcomb made it clear that his mission was to see more Newk’s in more locales. When asked that day what his future plans were for the […] [...]

Young Mississippi restaurateurs carving careers

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, hospitality, Mississippi, restaurants

If you ask to see the owner at certain Coast restaurants, you may be surprised to find that four of them are in their early 20s. Consider Jourdan Nicaud. He opened his third restaurant this month at the age of 24. Brandon Atwell, Frankie Penn and Thomas Young are buddies from high school and they […] [...]

Abner’s celebrates the success of 20 years of chicken

by 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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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