A Little History About Bryant’s
Jimmy and Jane Bryant opened a Loeb’s Bar-B-Q franchise in the Parkway Village area of Memphis in 1968. In 1977, they moved the restaurant to its current location on Summer Avenue. For many years, bar-b-q was the main restaurant business. Jimmy was responsible for initiating the breakfast menu, specializing in homemade biscuits. Jimmy and Jane can both trace their roots to Calhoun County, Mississippi. It was there that Jimmy’s mother would cook the most wonderful homemade biscuits and southern breakfast. He wanted to share that food with others. While it is an extremely labor intensive effort, we continue to this day to make by hand every biscuit we serve here at Bryant’s.
Continuing the tradition that their parents began, Kerrie and Phil can be found at the restaurant working the counter and taking your order.
We have 10 employees at Bryant’s. Most of our employees have been with us for over ten years, with some over twenty years.
We are primarily known in Memphis for our breakfast. Homemade biscuits. Country Ham. Omelets. Gravy, Grits. We have been serving plate lunches that have become very popular the past 3 or 4 years.
Bryant’s has received numerous awards: Named one of the top places to eat breakfast in the U.S. by Esquire magazine and USA Today. Named Best Biscuit in Memphis by Commercial Appeal. Best Breakfast in Memphis Finalist for several years. Voted Best Breakfast in Memphis by Andy Wise, WMC TV-5.