About Us

Since 1929

About Primos Cafe

Primos Cafe is a Mississippi restaurant tradition started by Angelo "Pop" Primos, a Greek immigrant baker. Started in the 1920's, Primos Cafe has been synonymous with great quality Southern food and friendly restaurant service for over 90 years.  

In December 2021, Primos ownership transitioned to MMI Hospitality Group.  Today, Primos continues to maintains the reputation of excellence and is committed to meeting the customers' demands for superior quality, freshness and value. Primos Cafe is a fast, casual cafe serving breakfast, lunch and supper six days a week.

About MMI Hospitality

On May 19th, 1956, MMI opened its first property — a Holiday Inn in Meridian, Mississippi. It may seem like a humble beginning, but this was just the first step down a long and successful road for Mike Sturdivant, his uncle, J.C. Wilbourne, and his old Harvard Business School roommate, Earle Jones. Looking back on our history, it seems fitting that MMI started by bringing together family and old friends.

Even then, MMI was a visionary company. Holiday Inn was a very young chain, but Mike saw the potential for something huge. The industry has changed a lot since then, but some things have stayed the same. MMI is still a leader and innovator in the industry and we still believe in good old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

Today, MMI has grown into three distinct, yet fully interdependent and complementing divisions; MMI Hotel Group, MMI Dining Systems and MMI Restaurant Group.  Together, the three divisions own, manage or serve over 100 locations in the Southeastern U.S. We’re happy to know that every day tens of thousands of guests can experience the same comfort, satisfaction, and personal service that all started in one small hotel in Meridian, Mississippi.