On March 1, 2013, Eastern New Orleans gained more positive economic impact as Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles opened its doors to the eastern tourism gateway of New Orleans.
“I made a personal commitment to my family and community to help in the rebuilding of Eastern New Orleans”, said Earl J. Mackie local business mogul and owner of the new start up restaurant that he vows will become the first of many locations.
“This city has seen its share of new restaurants emerge over the past few years, but none in the Eastern New Orleans area”, said René Guzman, Mackie’s Personal Assistant and General Manager of the restaurant. “We could have followed the trends and launched on Magazine or Freret Streets, but we chose to be in Eastern New Orleans to help stimulate growth in this forgotten part of the city”.
In addition to providing the quintessential food experience that exemplifies New Orleans Creole Cuisine, included in the company’s mission statement is to uphold the traditions and cultures of the city by supporting youth and hospitality initiatives.