Jacqueline Tard, employee

Bully's Restaurant
3118 Livingston Rd.
Jackson, MS 39213
(601) 362-0484

Jacqueline Tard has worked for the Bully family for over 30 years. She started out with the senior Mr. Bully when he owned a corner market, and when Tyrone Bully opened his restaurant in the same community, she moved over to help him. She’s worked at Bully’s ever since, prepping food, waiting tables, and welcoming customers. Her smile greets diners when they arrive, and she knows most everyone by name. She’ll talk with guests across the dining room, making connections and introductions when someone new walks through the door. Though she doesn’t have children of her own, she’s watched generations grow up at her tables. She takes pride in the restaurant’s offerings—scratch cooking is rare these days, she’ll tell you—and she’s fiercely loyal to the Bully family. When asked how many more years she plans to work before retiring, she just grins, shakes her head, and says, “I love my job.”

Date of interview:

April 17, 2014

Interviewer:

Mary Beth Lasseter

Photographer:

Mary Beth Lasseter


"Everything is hand-picked, everything from the peach cobbler to the greens. Of course you see I’m doing the greens. Nothing is in the can. Everything is from scratch."

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