Our History

In the 1930s, when the South was segregated and racial tension was high, Reverend Maynard Jackson, Sr., and his wife, Dr. Irene Dobbs Jackson, established a small family resort in the North Georgia Mountains. “Jackson's Mountain,” as it came to be known, provided a refuge where family and friends could come and enjoy good food and warm, attentive hospitality in an otherwise hostile time. The resort's restaurant served families for several years.

Years later, Reverend Jackson's son, Maynard H. Jackson, Jr., his daughter, Brooke Jackson Edmond, and her associate, Daniel Halpern, came together to form a full-service foodservice management company. In honor of the Jackson family history, they named the firm “Jackmont” Hospitality.

Since beginning operations in 1994, Jackmont Hospitality has grown to own multiple casual dining restaurants and manage dining programs for clients in corporations and healthcare and educational institutions. The same attentive service provided at the Jackson family resort is still evident at Jackmont Hospitality today where we have earned a reputation for our commitment to excellence and attention to detail. From a strong foundation, we have built a company with employees who believe in our mission and are passionate about what they do.

Jackmont Hospitality is “One Family Serving Many.”