Ron Savell now sole owner of Mugshots brand


The Mugshots Grill and Bar restaurant chain has been making a few changes behind the scenes.

The company, founded in 2004 by Ron Savell and Chris McDonald, has grown from the small burger bar that opened Jan. 10, 2004, on West Fourth Street in Hattiesburg to a chain of 18 restaurants in three states. And it's still growing.

Savell in December became the Hattiesburg-based brand's sole owner. The two partners had gone their separate ways in 2008, but each maintained half ownership in the brand, so inconsistencies began to develop between the restaurants run by each owner.