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Steve Grantham’s long, winding road to beerdom

By JACK WEATHERLY Steve Grantham Jr. has brewed up a plan to put a private-label beer in Outback Steakhouses, starting with the nine he owns and shooting for many more restaurants and other establishments. Meanwhile, Lucas Simmons has been producing for two years at his Lucky Town Brewing Co. Now the two Jacksonians’ paths are converging. The result will be ...

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Casual dining is an economic indicator

How’s an area’s economy doing? Just check the traffic at casual dining restaurants such as Outback, Longhorn, Logan’s and Olive Garden. J&R Restaurant Group’s sales at its eight Mississippi and Tennessee Outback Steakhouses dropped along with the economy from 2007-2009. By 2010, with a degree of life returning to the economy and job insecurity lifting, people began treating themselves to ...

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Outback to open restaurant in Flowood next summer

FLOWOOD, Mississippi — Outback Steakhouse plans to open a second Jackson-area eatery next summer in Flowood, Steve Grantham, president of J&R Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday. “It will be across from Dogwood Festival, on the southeast corner of Market Street,” said Grantham. “If all goes according to plan, we’ll break ground in mid-January.” He hopes to be open by June 1. ...

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