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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




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.