Our Mugs Story
Mugshots was born when two college buddies with a dream moved to Hawaii.
Two friends, who met while attending college, were side-by-side bartenders at a local eatery in Hattiesburg, MS. After college graduation, they hopped on a plane to Hawaii, and were set on “Havin’ A Good Time!” There they worked and began to think about their future. They dreamed of owning their own restaurant, a place where everyone would enjoy great food and good drinks in a lively sports vibe. On a wing and a prayer, and having little funds, they moved back to Hattiesburg to do just that. Their family and friends gathered to work alongside the two young dreamers to make their dream become a reality.
On January 10, 2004, Mugshots was born! The guys thanked their friends and family by naming menu items after them. They also celebrated their guests by decorating the walls with their photos from all over the world, showing off their “Mugshots.” In 2017, co-founder Ron Savell purchased the entire company with a vision of becoming “the premier sports grill and bar in the South.”
But, after it’s all said and done, it’s all about the experience of “Havin’ a Good Time” at Mugs! Sink your teeth into our award-winning burgers, enjoy the drinks, spend quality time with your family and friends, and catch your favorite team’s next game! Today, these principles have brought us soon-to-be 20 restaurants throughout four southeastern states with many more planned. Our success is founded on the simple mission of “Havin’ a Good Time!” while delivering crave-able food and personalized hospitality to friends and family in a place obsessed with sports.
Dates & Locations
VESTAVIA HILLS, AL
OLIVE BRANCH, MS
To become the premier sports grill and bar in the South.
We are a team dedicated to delivering quality food and service while creating an atmosphere centered around friends and family "Havin a Good Time!"