Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’

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 […] [...]

Inspectors help keep eateries safe

by Published: July 5,2013

Tags: Dining Out, eating, health inspectors, restaurants

Next time you enjoy a meal in a restaurant, don’t just compliment the chef. You might also want to thank the county Health Department inspector who pokes around in the kitchen to make sure diners stay safe from nasty food borne illness. John Luke, director of food protection with the state Department of Health, estimates […] [...]

Back Yard Burgers founder went from grill to boardroom

by Published: February 15,2013

Tags: Back Yard Burgers, hamburgers, Lattie Michael, restaurants

When incoming Back Yard Burgers CEO Dave McDougall said he wanted to take the burger chain from bankruptcy back to the basics, he meant it. The company’s original founder Lattimore “Lattie” Michael had dinner with the newly minted executive recently and says McDougall wants to focus on the quality of the fast food restaurant’s products […] [...]

Iron Horse at starting gate for new run as eater-live music venue

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: Iron Horse Grill, JACKSON, restaurants

Nothing gives new life to an old horse like a $6-million deal coming together. Joseph Simpson and his partners are witnessing the first turning of dirt at the 320 West Pearl Street home of the long-abandoned Iron Horse Grill, capping a lengthy effort to bring the fire-damaged structure back to life as a downtown destination […] [...]

Ex-Connecticut inn owner accused of bilking investors for resort project

LAKESHORE — A former owner of New London, Conn.’s, historic Lighthouse Inn is facing a trial in federal court on charges she helped defraud $1.7 million from investors in a resort project in Mississippi. Maureen Clark of Stonington and her former business partner, Cristopher Plummer of Lyme, were accused of using much of that money […] [...]

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