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Southern burger chain Krystal files for bankruptcy

Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open. Federal court documents showed Krystal sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Atlanta on Sunday. The company said it owed between $50 million and $100 million to food suppliers, equipment ...

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Old Town Steakhouse to open in downtown Saltillo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal SALTILLO – A familiar spot downtown will be home to Old Town Steakhouse and Eatery, which is set to open later this month. Robby and Sonya Witcher have done some renovations and added their personal touch to the restaurant, which most recently was home to Kinfolks. Opening a restaurant isn’t new for Robby Witcher, ...

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Tupelo’s Woody’s restaurant featured on “Restaurant: Impossible” again

By GINNA PARSONS / Daily Journal TUPELO • In December 2011, Robert Irvine and his staff from “Restaurant: Impossible” spent two days and $10,000 revamping Woody’s restaurant in Tupelo. Chef Irvine changed the decor, the menu, the layout of the kitchen and the management structure. The episode aired on the Food Network the following March. This past October, Irvine was back ...

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Steak ‘N Shake announces Clinton location

Steak ‘N Shake and the City of Clinton announce the location of a new Steak n’ Shake in Clinton at 4900 Hampstead Boulevard. This will be the second Steak ‘N Shake for the metro Jackson Area. The City of Clinton and Steak ‘N Shake held a Ground Breaking Ceremony on January 8, 2020 at the future location.. Steak ‘N Shake ...

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Reunion Golf & Country Club culinary operations honored by Golf Inc. magazine

Reunion Golf & Country Club’s culinary operations led by Chef Billy Kistler have been named a Golden Fork award winner by Golf Inc. magazine. Golf Inc. annually recognizes the golf industry’s top dining facilities with its Golden Fork awards in their January/February issue. Reunion Golf & Country Club opened its 33,000 square foot clubhouse in August 2018 and features four ...

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Taste Buds Management promotes Paul Hutson to CEO

Taste Buds Management, restaurant group owner of Zea Rotisserie & Bar and Semolina, announced that Paul Hutson has been promoted from chief operating officer to chief executive officer. Hutson will assume the role effective immediately. Hutson has over 35 years of food, manufacturing and full-service restaurant experience. He joined Taste Buds in 2005 as vice president of operations and has ...

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Coast chefs’ new coffeeshop takes off

It just happened to work out that Thomas and Dana Hirsch-Barrett opened Coffee Culture, their new coffee shop in Bay St. Louis, on Small Business Saturday. “It was a coincidence but we were hoping to open on Nov. 30 because we truly are what a small business is,” Hirsch-Barrett said. Coffee Culture is the chef couple’s first foray into operating ...

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Walk-on’s will take the field in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY Walk-ons are known for their enthusiasm. They are not scholarship players. They have to scrap and hustle just to make the squad. Rudy Ruettiger was a legendary walk-on for the Notre Dame football team. A movie bearing his first name made him a legend. Brandon Landry and Jack Warner brought that kind of enthusiasm as walk-ons on ...

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Sweetie Pie’s evicted for nonpayment of rent, other issues

By JACK WEATHERLY Sweetie Pie’s is looking for another place to operate its soul-food restaurant in Jackson. The St. Louis-based business that was built on the success of its reality series on the Oprah Winfrey Network found itself dealing with the unpleasant reality of an eviction on Saturday. Capital Tower LLC of Beverly Hills, Calif., owner of the Plaza Building ...

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Good to the last drop: Coffee company provides funds for international, local missions

By DAVID PANNELL / Daily Journal FULTON • When he started My Brother’s Cup coffee company 10 years ago, Mike Pittman of Tupelo didn’t know beans about coffee. “I didn’t even drink coffee,” the 65-year-old Pittman said with a chuckle. “It was crazy; I didn’t have a clue.’ Now Pittman is a genuine java pro. He spends his days roasting, grinding, ...

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