In 1982 when Starkville decided to go “wet”, the first Harveys opened and was more nightclub than restaurant. Live entertainment six nights a week (not 7, only because the law did not allow it) and every kind of drink promotion known at the time, made Harveys the favorite bar and nightclub in town. The small 75 seat restaurant soon became a local’s favorite serving quality food and big portions at reasonable prices.
We start with this story, because the first Harveys filled a niche in the market, and 34 years and 19 restaurants later, “filling a niche” is still our preferred method of opening new locations.
Harvey Seifert, Myrrl Bean and her son John Bean were the original owners. Now with four concepts under their belt, Harvey gone and Myrrl retired, John, his brother Bernard Bean (the systems guy), Robin Fant (the deli guy), Robert Fort (the numbers guy) and Pat Campeau (the operations guy) still try to serve a quality food and generous portions at reasonable prices. Our company motto is Making People Happy!
Harveys, The Grills, Sweet Peppers Deli and Bulldog Burger Company are the restaurants that make up our Mississippi-based company. So if you are looking for a steak cooked over mesquite, some great bar food, a deli sandwich or salad, or the best burger in town, come check us out!