J&R was established in 1993 by Steve Grantham Sr. as the Outback Steakhouse franchisee for Mississippi and West Tennessee. J&R currently operates nine Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Jackson, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Meridian, D’Iberville, Tupelo and Southaven, all in Mississippi, as well as Cordova and Jackson, Tennessee.
Steve Grantham Jr. has served as President of J&R Restaurant Group since 2006.
Steve is married to his wife of 16 years, Mary Grantham. Steve and Mary have three children – Wiley (14), Gayle (12) and Victor (9).
Steve began supporting our Mississippi Guard in 2006. Since then, Steve and the Outback restaurants he manages have supported numerous Mississippi National Guard units across the state for weekend drills, deployment readiness weekends, retirement and rank advancement ceremonies and family day events. Outback has supported the 185th, the 172nd, the 1108th, the 112th & 114 Military Police, 2nd Battalion Special Forces, Special Boat Team 22 based out of the Stennis Space Center & the 43rd Flying Training Squadron out of Columbus Air Force base. Also, Steve and Outback support the VA and the Mississippi Veteran’s homes in Collins, Jackson, Kosciusko and Oxford, with annual dinners for the residents and staff.
Steve and Outback have also supported Veteran’s day events with luncheons and sponsored the PT-17 trainer flyovers in 2012 & 2013 for the Veteran’s day parade.
Steve has been involved with the annual Trail of Honor paying tribute to America’s military personnel past & present since 2009.
Russell is a 36 year veteran in the hospitality industry and has been a part of J&R Restaurant Group for over 21 years. As the Chief Operations officer, he leads a dedicated team of over 600. He is a native of Memphis TN, attended the University of Memphis with a majors in Accounting and Management.
Russell has served in several positions with J&R, and was instrumental in the growth of the company. His responsibilities include the day to day operations and leadership of the 9 J&R Restaurant Group’s Outback Steakhouses, the oversight of two Corporately owned locations, as well as the training and maintenance departments. He also serves on advisory committees for Bloomin Brands.
Russell has been married to his wife Christie for over 25 years and has four children.
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