Keeping Macon Restaurant Alive with Cash Mob | Families
H & H restaurant has been open since 1960s.
They've fed everyone from Oprah Winfrey to the Allman Brothers.
When word spread that business was slow, The Rotary Club stepped in as a cash mob.
About twenty Rotary Club members showed up at the restaurant hungry and ready to spend money, each person spending no less than $10.
The restaurant, located on Cotton Avenue in downtown Macon, is a staple of historic Macon.
The story goes like this: hippies came to the restaurant and didn't have enough money to pay for the food.
Mama Louise fed them anyways, under the promise of re-payment.
"Many starving artists have come here to eat and they've always paid it back. You can walk through these doors and not know who you'll meet in the music business. Now, it's our chance as a community do do the same exact thing for Mama Louise," says Jessica Walden, the Director of Communications for College Hill Alliance.
She says the hope is to bring business and keep history alive.