Photography by Matt Odom

The Greater Macon Chamber joins our community in mourning the loss of Macon icon Mama Louise Hudson. A pioneering business owner, she and H&H Soul Food Co-founder Mama Inez Hill launched an entire movement by simply being kind to their customers. Their generosity to the then-unknown Allman Brothers Band helped put Macon on the map, with H&H Restaurant being a must stop local destination for the fans. For these southern music followers, “you hadn’t been blessed until you ate from a plate at the H”. Any time you entered Mama Louise’s doors, there was a snapshot of our community breaking bread (cornbread or biscuits). One of Macon’s oldest independent restaurants, the H&H, is now operated by the Moonhanger Group, a Chamber member, who is paying careful tribute to the legacy of H&H, and where Mama Louise’s impact will continue long after her 93 years. To read more about Mama Louise and her legacy, click here