Continued Give Back For Flood Victims

You can help the flood victims in 3 ways:

1) Donating goods.

We are still accepting donations. We suggest cleaning supplies, toiletries, water, gatorade powerade etc, tools and house gutting supplies. Bread, Cold Cuts, Cheese, Chips, individually wrapped snacks, Mayo, Mustard gallons, Cutlery kits, napkins, paper bags #8, Towels, blankets, and pillows. Dog and cat food. Baby formula and diapers. Any Non perishable food.


Here is the deal on clothes – most places have been inundated with clothes and stopped taking them. Mainly because people can’t take clothes yet, they’re just getting to gut their house and they have no place to put them. If you want to give clothes we are accepting them and holding them in storage. We know in a few weeks, once everyone is back in their house that clothes will be a necessity and everyone with being taking them again.


Donatation drop off – Perishable and Non-Pershible Food, Clothes and anything above:


Ain’t Life Grand: Home Office

1950 N. Hwy. 190

Covington, LA 70433

Monday – Friday


Non Perishable Food, Clothes and anything above expect for perishable items.


Glory Bound Gyro Co.

500 River Highlands Blvd.

Covington, LA 70433

Monday – Friday


If you have perishable items we can take them at Glory Bound. Just talk to the manager and we will put in the cooler.

2) Sponsor a lunch:

We have had many people/businesses ask if they can help feed folks. Our goal is to deliver bagged lunches every Monday and Friday for the next month.
Here are the details to sponsor a feeding day:
  • Pick a day for your business or group of friends to “Sponsor”
  • It costs $800 to feed 2000 people. We know that $.40 a person sounds cheap but we have partnered with Randazzos and we are making them take some money (they have donated over 4000 buns, 2000 cookies, 10 king cakes, 500 cheese danish). They want to keep donating but we can’t let them. We are also getting different small donations from mayo to chips here and there. Non Profit Making Life Grand has also received some cash and check donations and it was to put toward earlier food runs. God always just seems to provide.
  • You can split that anyway you want.
  • We have 2 business going Monday at $400 a piece
  • Get a few friends and put up what you can.
  • Our Non-Profit will always kick in the rest so that we bring the 2000 lunches the next 4 weeks on Monday and Friday.
We will provide the kitchen, get all the supplies and train you to be a professional sandwich artist and bag stuffer!
  • Email with any questions or a copy of our Non-Profit paperwork for tax deductions.
Feel free to sponsor a day and then come help make the bag lunches

3) Come help make sandwich bags:

We will be meeting from 7am-9:30am the next 4 weeks on Monday / Friday at ALG headquarters. We will deliver the bag lunches. You are more than welcome to come deliver with us.

Here are the dates available to sponsor or come donate your time:

Monday August 29th: The Venue Church and The Studio Salon of Hattiesburg
Friday September 2nd: The Pierce Family, Pierce Realty of Hattiesburg
Monday September 5th:
Friday September 9th:
Monday September 12th:
Friday September 16th: Kim Hill and family
Monday September 19th:
Friday September 23rd:

Give Relief & Give Back

flood-donateGive Relief & Give Back

Our “Caravan of Chefs” will be giving back again and we need your help! With your help and the momentum of our communities we are getting bigger and stronger! We will be accepting donations over the next 3 days. Realize that your efforts and making a huge wave of HOPE for our communities! Please review the details below and help us make a difference in our communities.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Our Goal: Provide lunch and cleaning supplies to the Livingston Shelter

Monday, August 22, 2016

Our Goal: Provide lunch and all donated items to St. Landry Dixon Shelter


Be A Volunteer:

  • Prepare bag lunches Friday, August 19: 6am-9am (ALG office)
  • Serve food onsite Friday, August 19: 9am-2pm (Livingston Shelter)
  • Prepare bag lunches Monday, August 22: 6am-9am (ALG office)
  • Serve food onsite Monday, August 22: 9am-2pm (St. Landry Dixon Shelter)

Be A Hero And Donate:

We need lunch items:

Nonna Randazzo’s is donating 1500 sliders and cookies.  Let’s focus on the following:
  • Bread
  • Lunch meat
  • Cheese
  • Chips
  • Individually wrapped cookies
  • Bottled Water

We need cleaning supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Sponges
  • Gloves

Other Donations:

  • Clothes
  • Non perishable food
  • Pillows
  • Toiletries


Louisiana Donation Drop Off Locations:

Ain’t Life Grand Headquarters

1950 N. Hwy. 190

Covington, LA 70433

Former Rocketfire pizza building (Same parking lot with Albasha & Little Caesars)

Accepting Donations: Thursday – Sunday (6am – 6pm) Perishable and non perishable items


Mugshots Grill and Bar

300 Riverhighlands Blvd

Covington, LA 70433

Thursday – Sunday (After 6pm)


Glory Bound Gyro Company

500 Riverhighlands Blvd

Covington, LA 70433

Thursday – Sunday (After 6pm)


Abita Roasting Company

1011 Village Walk

Covington, LA 70433


802 Pine Street

Madisonville, LA 70433

(Signs say “Fontanelle & Goodreau” Please leave donations under the building)


Mississippi Donation Drop Off Locations:

Mugshots Grill & Bar

879 Lake Harbour Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157


Mugshots Grill & Bar

101 N. Douglas Conner Dr.
Starkville, MS 39759


Mugshots Grill & Bar

5005 MS 493
Meridian, MS 39305


Glory Bound Gyro Company

6174 US Hwy 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill – Oak Grove

5252 Old Hwy 11
Hattiesburg, MS 39402


Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill

2247 Hwy 15 N
Laurel, MS 39440


Alabama Donation Drop Off Locations:

Mugshots Grill & Bar

1447 Opelika Rd
Auburn, AL 36830


Mugshots Grill & Bar

7971 Vaughn Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36116


Mugshots Grill & Bar (Inverness Corners)

110 Inverness Plaza
Birmingham AL 35242


Mugshots Grill & Bar (Uptown BJCC)

2311 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N. #100
Birmingham, AL 35203


Mugshots Grill & Bar (Vestavia Hills)

1919 Kentucky Avenue #101
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216


Mugshots Grill & Bar (Malbis)

29740 Urgent Care Drive
Daphne, AL 36526


Mugshots Grill & Bar

6255 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608


Giveback Participants

Abita Fresh
Abita Springs Cafe
Abita Garage
Abita Roasting Company
Artisan Fine Wines
Carnival Foods
Chesterfield’s of Hattiesburg
Friends Coastal Restaurant
Glory Bound Gyro Company
Lighthouse Pizza & Daiquiris
Mugshots Grill & Bar
MPressed Media
NOLA Lending
Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery
Perrone and Sons
Regions on Gause Blvd
Restaurant Coté
Stoney Point Farms
Triton Stone

The 1st Week of November at ALG

We had quite a first week in November. Our corporate test kitchen has been busy and Chef Eileen has been working hard creating new menu items for the rebranding of Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill. Below are some “Snaps” of the new menu items from our menu Topher’s tasting!

















Glory Bound and Mugshots also attended the “Men Who Cook” event. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center: Hope House. Although we didn’t bring home the trophy we had a great time!





This week we also hosted our monthly Culture Seminar at our home office. We had some very specials guests this week all the way from Cambodia. Den Love David, Rotha Kao, and Rotana Chhanouk Off are visiting us for the next 3 months to learn about the restaurant industry among other areas. They will then take their knowledge back to Cambodia to lead new training and ministry sites for Hard Places Community.

Learn more from Dr. Beverly Smallwood’s Blog




Ain’t Life Grand Investments Announces the Newest Glory Bound Gyro Co. location in Birmingham, AL

Glory Bound Gyro Co. – Birmingham, AL. to open fourth location with Eat Good Give Back fundraising event. Proceeds from this three day event will be donated to two local charities.


Ain’t Life Grand Investments, parent company of Mugshots Grill and Bar, Glory Bound Gyro Co., and Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill, announces the newest Glory Bound Gyro Co. location opening August 18th in Birmingham, AL. This opening will mark Glory Bound’s fourth location. The weekend of August 14-16, Glory Bound will host their “Eat Good, Give Back” fund-raising event. Proceeds from this three day event will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center: Prescott House and Railroad Park with a check presentation Tuesday morning before the company opens its doors to the public at 11:00am. Invites for this event will be distributed throughout the community as well as posted on all of Glory Bound’s social media outlets. All media and public are invited to the check presentation Tuesday, August 18th, at 10:30am. Glory Bound, a new age American concept with mediterranean influences, offers a number of craft hummus flavors, fresh chopped salads, and unique gyros.

“We are so humbled by the success we’ve had in the Birmingham market with our Mugshots brand.” said Co-Founder, Chris McDonald. “We can’t wait to see the response from introducing the Glory Bound concept to downtown Birmingham.” McDonald also stated.
“The emerging downtown area is taking off and being a part of the ongoing revitalization is exciting.” said Co-Founder, Will Taylor. “The partnerships we’ve formed with the Prescott House and Railroad Park have been great and we look forward to continuing our tradition of giving back to our local communities through our ‘Eat Good Give Back’ soft opening.” Taylor said in closing.

The Glory Bound Gyro Co – Birmingham location will seat approximately 120 guests with both inside and outside dining.

“The interior decor includes locally sourced reclaimed wood, white washed brick, and wooden bartop.” said Director of Grand Properties, Jason Warshauer. “Our General Contractor, Burton Mac, Inc. and Architect, Jeff Cahill did a great job creating a unique environment which I think complements downtown Birmingham and the Glory Bound brand.”

About Glory Bound Gyro Company
The Glory Bound Gyro Co. concept opened their first location in Hattiesburg, MS in 2009. Currently, Glory Bound has four locations across three states. Glory Bound is always interested in new opportunities and is slated for expansion in 2016. For more information visit


Making Life Grand Donates $23,123.94 to Children’s of Alabama and Camp Smile-A-Mile for Cancer Research

Ain’t Life Grand Investments and their nonprofit Making Life Grand donates check on behalf of Project Team Taylor to Children’s of Alabama and Camp Smile-A-Mile.


This morning Ain’t Life Grand Investments, Making Life Grand, and Project Team Taylor met representatives of Children’s of Alabama and Camp Smile-A-Mile at the newest location of Glory Bound Gyro Co. in downtown Birmingham, AL to present the check from the inaugural Project Team Taylor company wide giveback held at all locations of Mugshots Grill & Bar, Glory Bound Gyro Co., and Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill.

Project Team Taylor was created to raise funds and awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research & Treatment. 6 year old Taylor Rayburn, daughter of Allison and Cliff Rayburn, was diagnosed with a Wilms’ Tumor on April 27th, 2015 and received treatment at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL. June 11, Taylor’s birthday, will mark the day of our annual giveback to help fight cancer.

“The entire staff at Children’s couldn’t have been more gracious,” said Mugshots Tuscaloosa Franchisee, Cliff Rayburn. “The treatment, care, and confidence of the staff at Children’s made Taylor feel as comfortable as possible and our family felt as if we were a part of the Children’s family. This is when we realized that we had to do something as a company to give back to these organizations who are helping the fight against cancer.”

“Giving back, changing lives, and making a difference in communities is what Making Life Grand is all about.” said Founder of Ain’t Life Grand Investments, Chris McDonald. “It’s one thing to give back but when it’s a family member it makes it that much more special. One thing this giveback did for the whole company, that I wasn’t expecting, was show us just how much cancer is part of many people’s lives. We had visits from customers who were coming in to remember loved ones taken by cancer and also customers celebrating those who are cancer survivors.” McDonald also stated.

About Making Life Grand:
Making Life Grand is the nonprofit of Ain’t Life Grand Investments; the parent company to three of the South’s favorite restaurant concepts. We are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we operate. Our Mission at Ain’t Life Grand Investments: Love God. Love People. Go Change the World.


Glory Bound Gyro Company Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Location in Covington, LA

Glory Bound Gyro Company broke ground yesterday in Covington, LA to mark the start of the construction for the 2015 spring opening.


Glory Bound Gyro Company announces the ground breaking for the 2015 opening in Covington, LA. McMath Construction of Mandeville, LA broke ground yesterday with plans to open in the spring of 2015.
“It’s an exciting time for the Glory Bound brand and family,” said Glory Bound Owner, Will Taylor. “We’re extremely excited about bringing the Glory Bound brand to Covington and becoming part of the Northshore community. Next year will be all about growth for Glory Bound and we are excited to open 2 new locations in 2015.” Taylor also stated.

Glory Bound hosted their groundbreaking ceremony yesterday Wednesday, December 10th at 11:00 A.M. to announce the new Northshore location and the plans for the 2015 opening.
“The opening of our Glory Bound restaurant will establish the second concept from Ain’t Life Grand Investments here on the Northshore, which means a lot to me since Covington is my hometown. I couldn’t be happier about sharing this unique, wonderful concept with the local community of Covington.” said Glory Bound Owner, Chris McDonald.

Glory Bound will also be announcing an ‘Eat Good, Give Back’ fundraising event with the company’s nonprofit group Making Life Grand. That event will be held prior to opening day.
About Glory Bound Gyro Company

The Glory Bound Gyro Company concept opened their first location in Hattiesburg, MS in 2009 serving up Mediterranean Cuisine with a Southern Twist. The franchise concept has two locations in two states with two more locations slated to open in 2015. For more information visit