Cooking with History at the Country Inn
Week of January 22, 2009 Chamber Spotlight
By: Lori Tucker : Posted: January 22, 2009
The Country Inn restaurant was chosen as this week's Chamber Small Business Spotlight. Since the late 1960's, Country Inn has been known for its great, southern food and family style atmosphere. Country cooking at its best is what the Country Inn restaurant is all about. The restaurant is owned and operated by Jackie and Brenda Cole. But as Brenda said, "There is a lot of history here."

Country Inn first opened in the late 1960's by Jap Reynolds and Panny Goodson, both of Baldwyn, in a small white house on Highway 370 near the Brice's Crossroads Battlefield. In 1975, the restaurant was purchased by Melvin and Sue Nell Grisham and then constructed and relocated to its present location.

Jackie and Brenda, present owners, purchased the Country Inn in August 1990. They have done an exceptional job of operating the business. For twenty years, Jackie and Brenda have run the Country Inn with a family like relationship. "The employees are like our family and we love what we do," Brenda said. When asked what they love the most about their business and Baldwyn, Brenda said, "I love meeting and talking to all the people."

In addition to working hard at the restaurant, Jackie and Brenda love the opportunity to give back to the community. For twenty-five years, they have open their doors to different clubs and organizations to host meetings, luncheons, and private parties. Among many of those has been to the Baldwyn Rotary Club, the Rotary Club meets every Thursday for lunch and a brief meeting. "The Country Inn staff treats us to great service and good food," stated Mayor Danny Horton.

Jackie and Brenda are also, long time members of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber. When asked what benefits they receive from being a chamber member, the Coles responded, "networking and interacting with the other Baldwyn businesses and supporting the community."

Jackie and Brenda have definitely made Baldwyn their home and the Country Inn a second home for all that desire to dine with them. So, for a night of family fun, great food, and southern hospitality stop by the Country Inn Restaurant in Baldwyn. You'll be treated just like family.

Country Inn

690 Grisham Street

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Sunday Lunch 11:30 - 1:30 pm

Call to place your order (662)365-2030

©2013 City of Baldwyn, Mississippi. Portions copyright The Baldwyn News. All rights reserved.

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