Glory Bound Gyro Co. Opens Birmingham Location with Ribbon Cutting and Check Presentation

BIRMINGHAM, AL (PRWEB) AUGUST 18, 2015
Unique food and giving back is what Glory Bound Gyro Co. is all about. Located at 101 20th Street South, the newest addition to the Glory Bound brand in Birmingham opened its doors for business on Tuesday, August 18th.

After hosting their “Eat Good, Give Back” soft opening fund raising event the weekend before, Glory Bound Gyro Co. and their nonprofit, Making Life Grand, were able to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Advocacy Center: Prescott House and Railroad Park. “Our Birmingham opening was a great experience,” said Sam McAlister, Marketing Director for Ain’t Life Grand Investments. “Everyone who dined with us over the weekend loved the “Eat Good Give Back” experience and were very excited to have Glory Bound as a new dining option in Birmingham.” Tuesday morning during the opening day ribbon cutting ceremony Glory Bound founders and staff presented a check to the Prescott House and Railroad Park in the amount of $4,179.24.

Founder Chris McDonald stated, “The Birmingham market has been great for our businesses. Both locations of Mugshots Grill & Bar thrive here and we’re so excited to introduce our Glory Bound brand and concept to Birmingham.”
“The future is bright.” said founder Will Taylor. “I believe this store will be a staple in downtown Birmingham. This is the first Glory Bound in Birmingham and I think our customers will love our unique concept from the gyros to the great environment we’ve created.”

About Glory Bound Gyro Company
The Glory Bound Gyro Co. concept opened their first location in Hattiesburg, MS in 2009 with the vision of serving fresh ingredients and handcrafted menu items in a funky, fun filled environment. In their first year, they sold over 68,000 Gyros! Glory Bound now has four locations spanning three states.

For more information visit http://www.gloryboundgyroco.com

gbgc-bham-check-presentation

Ain’t Life Grand Investments Announces the Newest Glory Bound Gyro Co. location in Birmingham, AL

BIRMINGHAM, AL (PRWEB) AUGUST 11, 2015
Ain’t Life Grand Investments, parent company of Mugshots Grill and Bar, Glory Bound Gyro Co., and Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill, announces the newest Glory Bound Gyro Co. location opening August 18th in Birmingham, AL. This opening will mark Glory Bound’s fourth location. The weekend of August 14-16, Glory Bound will host their “Eat Good, Give Back” fund-raising event. Proceeds from this three day event will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center: Prescott House and Railroad Park with a check presentation Tuesday morning before the company opens its doors to the public at 11:00am. Invites for this event will be distributed throughout the community as well as posted on all of Glory Bound’s social media outlets. All media and public are invited to the check presentation Tuesday, August 18th, at 10:30am. Glory Bound, a new age American concept with mediterranean influences, offers a number of craft hummus flavors, fresh chopped salads, and unique gyros.

“We are so humbled by the success we’ve had in the Birmingham market with our Mugshots brand.” said Co-Founder, Chris McDonald. “We can’t wait to see the response from introducing the Glory Bound concept to downtown Birmingham.” McDonald also stated.
“The emerging downtown area is taking off and being a part of the ongoing revitalization is exciting.” said Co-Founder, Will Taylor. “The partnerships we’ve formed with the Prescott House and Railroad Park have been great and we look forward to continuing our tradition of giving back to our local communities through our ‘Eat Good Give Back’ soft opening.” Taylor said in closing.

The Glory Bound Gyro Co – Birmingham location will seat approximately 120 guests with both inside and outside dining.
“The interior decor includes locally sourced reclaimed wood, white washed brick, and wooden bartop.” said Director of Grand Properties, Jason Warshauer. “Our General Contractor, Burton Mac, Inc. and Architect, Jeff Cahill did a great job creating a unique environment which I think complements downtown Birmingham and the Glory Bound brand.”

About Glory Bound Gyro Company
The Glory Bound Gyro Co. concept opened their first location in Hattiesburg, MS in 2009. Currently, Glory Bound has four locations across three states. Glory Bound is always interested in new opportunities and is slated for expansion in 2016.

For more information visit http://www.gloryboundgyroco.com

Glory Bound Gyro Co.

Making Life Grand Donates $23,123.94 to Children’s of Alabama and Camp Smile-A-Mile for Cancer Research

BIRMINGHAM, AL (PRWEB) AUGUST 06, 2015
This morning Ain’t Life Grand Investments, Making Life Grand, and Project Team Taylor met representatives of Children’s of Alabama and Camp Smile-A-Mile at the newest location of Glory Bound Gyro Co. in downtown Birmingham, AL to present the check from the inaugural Project Team Taylor company wide giveback held at all locations of Mugshots Grill & Bar, Glory Bound Gyro Co., and Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill.

Project Team Taylor was created to raise funds and awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research & Treatment. 6 year old Taylor Rayburn, daughter of Allison and Cliff Rayburn, was diagnosed with a Wilms’ Tumor on April 27th, 2015 and received treatment at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL. June 11, Taylor’s birthday, will mark the day of our annual giveback to help fight cancer.

“The entire staff at Children’s couldn’t have been more gracious,” said Mugshots Tuscaloosa Franchisee, Cliff Rayburn. “The treatment, care, and confidence of the staff at Children’s made Taylor feel as comfortable as possible and our family felt as if we were a part of the Children’s family. This is when we realized that we had to do something as a company to give back to these organizations who are helping the fight against cancer.”

“Giving back, changing lives, and making a difference in communities is what Making Life Grand is all about.” said Founder of Ain’t Life Grand Investments, Chris McDonald. “It’s one thing to give back but when it’s a family member it makes it that much more special. One thing this giveback did for the whole company, that I wasn’t expecting, was show us just how much cancer is part of many people’s lives. We had visits from customers who were coming in to remember loved ones taken by cancer and also customers celebrating those who are cancer survivors.” McDonald also stated.

About Making Life Grand:
Making Life Grand is the nonprofit of Ain’t Life Grand Investments; the parent company to three of the South’s favorite restaurant concepts. We are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we operate. Our Mission at Ain’t Life Grand Investments: Love God. Love People. Go Change the World.

team-taylor-check-presentation

Ain’t Life Grand Investments announces the newest Glory Bound Gyro Co. location in Covington, LA

Ain’t Life Grand Investments, parent company of Mugshots Grill and Bar, Glory Bound Gyro Co., and Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill, announces the newest Glory Bound Gyro Co. location opening July 21st in Covington, LA. This opening will mark Glory Bound’s third location. The weekend of July 17-19, Glory Bound will host their “Eat Good, Give Back” fund-raising event. Proceeds from this three day event will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center: Hope House, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Reagan’s Peanut Butter Project, and Team Buna with four check presentations Tuesday morning before the company opens its doors to the public at 11:00am. Invites for this event will be distributed throughout the Northshore community as well as posted on all of Glory Bound’s social media outlets. All media and public are invited to the check presentation Tuesday, July 21st, at 10:30am. Glory Bound, a new age American concept with mediterranean influences, offers a number of craft hummus flavors, fresh chopped salads, and unique gyros.

“Through the years, Glory Bound has developed into a great concept that we are extremely proud of,” said Co-Founder, Will Taylor. “Our product is unique, and I think that’s what draws people to Glory Bound.” Taylor also stated.

“We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the Glory Bound concept to the Northshore.” said Co-Founder and Covington native, Chris McDonald. “Personally it’s always been a dream of mine to bring all three of our Ain’t Life Grand restaurant concepts to this area and continue our tradition of giving back to our local communities, which this time happens to be my hometown,” McDonald said in closing.

The Glory Bound Gyro Co- Covington location will seat approximately 110 guests with both inside and outside dining.

“The interior decor includes locally sourced reclaimed wood, white washed brick, and concrete bartop.” said Director of Grand Properties, Jason Warshauer. “McMath Construction and Piazza Architecture Planning did a great job creating a unique environment which I think complements the Glory Bound brand.”

About Glory Bound Gyro Company
The Glory Bound Gyro Co. concept opened their first location in Hattiesburg, MS in 2009. Currently, the Glory Bound has two locations in two states. Glory Bound will also be opening its fourth location in Birmingham, AL in early August of 2015.

For more information visit http://www.gloryboundgyroco.com

Glory Bound Gyro Co.

Glory Bound Gyro Co. Opens Covington Location with Ribbon Cutting and Check Presentation

Unique food, “Eat Gyros Be Happy”, and Giving Back is what Glory Bound Gyro Co. is all about. Located at 500 River Highlands Blvd, the newest addition to the Glory Bound brand in Louisiana opened its doors for business on Tuesday, July 21st.

After hosting their “Eat Good, Give Back” soft opening fund raising event the weekend before, Glory Bound Gyro Co. and their nonprofit, Making Life Grand, were able to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Advocacy Center: Hope House, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at STPH, Team Buna, and Reagan’s Peanut Butter Project. “The opening in Covington has been a great experience,” said Sam McAlister, Marketing Director for Glory Bound. “We’ve had positive feedback from every customer. It’s been great to see everyone’s reactions to the new menu items and environment.” Tuesday morning during the opening day ribbon cutting ceremony Glory Bound founders and staff presented a check to four local charities in the amount of $8,290.60.

Founder Chris McDonald stated, “It’s our mission to give back, and being from Covington it’s truly an honor to bring our restaurant concepts, our executive team, and relocate our headquarters to my hometown. It’s like a dream come true.”

“I think the future is bright,” said founder Will Taylor. “I believe this store will be a staple on the Northshore. This is the first Glory Bound in Louisiana and I think our customers will love our unique concept from the menu to the details in the building design.” The Covington opening marks the third location of the Glory Bound brand with 1 more location slated to open this year.

About Glory Bound Gyro Company
The Glory Bound Gyro Co. concept opened their first location in Hattiesburg, MS in 2009. Currently, Glory Bound has three locations in three states. Glory Bound will be opening its fourth location in Birmingham, AL in early August of 2015.

For more information visit http://www.gloryboundgyroco.com

grand-opening-covington

Glory Bound Gyro Co. Grand Opening

Glory Bound Gyro Co. Grand Opening

Ain’t Life Grand Investments partners with Project Team Taylor to Raise Funds & Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research & Treatment

Project Team Taylor was created to raise funds and awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research & Treatment. Taylor was diagnosed with a Wilms’ Tumor on April 27th, 2015 and is receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Taylor’s parents, Cliff and Allison, are owners of Mugshots Grill and Bar – Tuscaloosa, Al. Cliff Rayburn has been with Mugshots Grill & Bar for over a decade across all the ALG brands. Ain’t Life Grand Investments is looking forward to rallying around this family.

Taylor’s 6th birthday is June 11, 2015. Ain’t Life Grand Investments will be donating 25% of total sales on Thursday, June 11 from 13 of it’s participating restaurants including the brands: Mugshots Grill & Bar, Glory Bound Gyro Co., and Topher’s Rock ‘N Roll Grill to Children’s Hospital and Camp Smile-A-Mile. Please dine with us at our participation restaurants on June 11, 2015 to raise funds for these great organizations. We have locations in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Our Mission at Ain’t Life Grand Investments: Love God. Love People. Go Change the World.

Stay tuned for the details and please like Project Team Taylor on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectteamtaylor

Participate today by purchasing a T-Shirt from our Booster Page: https://www.booster.com/projectteamtaylor

Project Team Taylor

Glory Bound Gyro Company Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Location in Covington, LA

COVINGTON, LA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 11, 2014
Glory Bound Gyro Company announces the ground breaking for the 2015 opening in Covington, LA. McMath Construction of Mandeville, LA broke ground yesterday with plans to open in the spring of 2015.

“It’s an exciting time for the Glory Bound brand and family,” said Glory Bound Owner, Will Taylor. “We’re extremely excited about bringing the Glory Bound brand to Covington and becoming part of the Northshore community. Next year will be all about growth for Glory Bound and we are excited to open 2 new locations in 2015.” Taylor also stated.

Glory Bound hosted their groundbreaking ceremony yesterday Wednesday, December 10th at 11:00 A.M. to announce the new Northshore location and the plans for the 2015 opening.
“The opening of our Glory Bound restaurant will establish the second concept from Ain’t Life Grand Investments here on the Northshore, which means a lot to me since Covington is my hometown. I couldn’t be happier about sharing this unique, wonderful concept with the local community of Covington.” said Glory Bound Owner, Chris McDonald.

Glory Bound will also be announcing an ‘Eat Good, Give Back’ fundraising event with the company’s nonprofit group Making Life Grand. That event will be held prior to opening day.
About Glory Bound Gyro Company

The Glory Bound Gyro Company concept opened their first location in Hattiesburg, MS in 2009 serving up Mediterranean Cuisine with a Southern Twist. The franchise concept has two locations in two states with two more locations slated to open in 2015.

For more information visit http://www.gloryboundgyroco.comIMG_0017-Edit

IMG_0028-Edit

Glory Bound Gyro Co. To Open in Tuscaloosa

Glory Bound Gyro Co. To Open in TuscaloosaChris McDonald and Will Taylor are proud to announce that Glory Bound Gyro Co. will open its second location in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on July 17 next door to Mugshots Grill and Bar on the corner of University Blvd and Greensboro Ave.

“We are beyond excited about opening our second location of Glory Bound Gyro Co. in Tuscaloosa,” Taylor said. “The one in Hattiesburg is a local favorite and we can’t wait for Tuscaloosa to experience the good food and good times Glory Bound Gyro Co. has to offer.”

Formerly known as Old Athens Grill, Glory Bound Gyro Company will offer Greek-inspired dishes with an American twist, including appetizers, salads, pasta, desserts, and of course, gyros, served a variety of ways. Going above and beyond the traditional, customers can choose from delicious gyros such as the surf and turf, with flavorful grilled shrimp and savory marinated steak with sautéed onions and peppers, or the pepper jack gyro, with rotisserie seared beef and lamb topped with pepper jack cheese, crispy bacon, and come-back sauce wrapped in lettuce and onions.

“Our food is not something you can get anywhere you go,” McDonald said. “We do offer some dishes found at traditional Greek restaurants, such as hummus appetizers, Mediterranean dishes, Greek salads, and the original gyro, but we put our own touch on the menu, putting together delicious combinations with our secret sauces that you won’t find at any authentic Greek establishments.”

In addition to the delicious food, Glory Bound Gyro Co. will offer an energetic, lively atmosphere that is fun for all ages. The two-story restaurant will offer a full bar, live music on the weekends, and specials daily. It will be the perfect spot to have a birthday party or company dinner, and tables will be available for reservation upon request.

Ain’t Life Grand Investments, the holding company for Glory Bound Gyro Co., Topher’s Rock ‘n Roll Grill, and Mugshots Grill and Bar., has seen tremendous success with the Mugshots in Tuscaloosa, and has high hopes that Glory Bound Gyro Co. will do just as well.

“Mugshots in Tuscaloosa has loyal customers and a constant, steady crowd made up of families and the college crowd alike,” McDonald said. “We foresee Glory Bound Gyro Co. having a similar crowd, and look forward to the locals in Tuscaloosa seeing what we are all about.”

Glory Bound Gyro Co.’s delicious, mouth-watering food coupled with a friendly, fun atmosphere and staff is sure to be a hit in T-Town. The people, the place, the food: this restaurant is almost ready to open and Glory Bound! Come see us July 17 at 2325 University Blvd.

Old Athens Grill Is Now “Glory Bound”

Chris McDonald and Will Taylor, the owners of Hattiesburg’s Old Athens Grill, are proud to announce that Old Athens will be changing their name to Glory Bound Gyro Co. and opening their second location in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this summer.

“We felt like our Old Athens concept was ready to expand but we kept running into one issue, the Old Athens name,” Taylor said. “We couldn’t get the name copyrighted for a restaurant because the words ‘Athens Grill’ are already widely used in restaurants across the United States.”

McDonald added that they realized the name Old Athens gave the impression that they were “Authentic Greek” – but the food and atmosphere is anything but. “The menu at Old Athens is Greek-inspired, but focused more on offering Greek /American staples with a unique twist,” he said.

The new name of the concept will be Glory Bound Gyro Co. and was inspired by a close friend and regular known affectionately as Mr. John. One day while enjoying a Pepper Jack gyro, a favorite on the Old Athens menu, Mr. John proclaimed, “This Pepper Jack Gyro is glory bound!” McDonald and Taylor couldn’t agree more.

“That phrase has always stuck with us over the years,” Taylor said. “We found ourselves calling the gyros ‘Glory Bound’ while cooking in the kitchen or joking with employees, so when it came to renaming the restaurant, we realized it was the perfect fit.”

“Our thought was that as Old Athens continues to grow, our name should reflect that growth,” Taylor said. “We have big plans for the future of this concept, and like Mr. John said, our gyros are glory bound.”

Old Athens patrons, worry not: Glory Bound Gyro Co. will offer the same melt-in-your-mouth appetizers, hummus, gyros, salads, desserts and more of the same “good-time” atmosphere, only under a new name.

Adapting to change and growing their concepts is nothing new to Ain’t Life Grand Investments, the holding company for Glory Bound Gyro Co., Topher’s Rock ‘n Roll Grill, and Mugshots Grill and Bar.

“In the restaurant business you can never stop improving; from the name of the restaurant to the daily specials, you must always be evolving for the better. I feel like we have accomplished this with the name change and our new logo,” McDonald said.
Glory Bound Gyro Co. plans to follow in Mugshots’ footsteps in terms of opening new company-owned locations and franchised stores throughout the southeast.

“Over the last few years, we took the original concept of a Greek-inspired Grill and Bar and let it evolve,” McDonald said. “Glory Bound Gyro Co. plans to make its gyros as famous as Mugshots’ burgers.”

Glory Bound Gyro Co. will open its second location in Tuscaloosa on July 17 next door to Mugshots Grill and Bar on the corner of Greensboro and University.

“We couldn’t be more excited about opening our second location in Tuscaloosa,” Taylor said. “Our company has had tremendous success with the Mugshots brand in Tuscaloosa and we feel that Glory Bound Gyro Co. will follow in the same footsteps.”