To make people feel good and our community a better place
M&T represents a shared philosophy on food, drink, hospitality and how to do business. That philosophy is straightforward: People Matter Most, Local Is Priority, Seasonal Makes Sense, Authenticity Rules, Quality Governs, Delicious Trumps, Pretense Stinks, Comfort Feels Good, Appreciation Tastes Better, Prudence Sustains It All.
Muss & Turner’s is a neighborhood joint with no culinary boundaries and no pretense. Deli by day and bistro by night. Come as you are, enjoy yourself and be comfortable.
OUR COMPANY VALUES
Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)
We are always striving to do and be better.
We love people. Our passion for caring and connection is the life-blood of our business.
We endeavor to give our best at all times and have a positive impact on those around us.
We believe in doing the right thing, even when no one is watching, making good on your commitments and living up to your ideals.
Walk your talk and be true to who you say you are. Be real.
We value the harmony that is created by everyone doing their part, working together and maintaining balance in life.
We value the process, time and effort needed to be great.
We do our best all the time at whatever we take on. We do not accept mediocrity, apathy or complacency. We are here to win.
Profitability allows us to re-invest in our restaurants, give back and create opportunities for growth.
Each person is responsible for their choices, actions and attitude.
Muss and Turner worked together in the late nineties at The Food Studio, which was part of Fifth Group Restaurants. Muss was a chef on the rise and Turner was a server seeking purpose. Turner left The Food Studio in late 2000 to take a job as Food and Beverage Manager at East Lake Golf Club, while Muss continued to climb the ladder and ultimately landed as the Executive Chef at Sala. Muss and Turner both lived in Smyrna, stayed connected and would get together with their wives to cook, eat, drink and be merry. One “Manhattan fueled” evening in 2002, the two started talking about opening a restaurant together. After a year or so of kicking around ideas for fine dining, gourmet markets and more, we finally decided to just build the place we’d want to go to or work for ourselves. What is the food, drink atmosphere and hospitality like? If we don’t love it ourselves, we don’t want anything to do with it. That has never changed and is the primary basis for all our decisions. One thing led to another and three years later, on February 8, 2005 we opened M&T v.1 which was deli, gourmet retail, wine and beer shop. By January 2006, M&T v.2 was launched which was a deli, gourmet retail and full service bistro with a wine and beer bar.
In December 2010, we joined forces with Chris Hall, another Smyrnite and while he became a partner in M&T, we launched Local Three Kitchen & Bar in West Buckhead. And in May of 2012, M&T v.3 turbo made its debut. We updated the kitchen (desperately needed), renovated the dining room space AND added a hidden bar next door called Eleanor’s (the best speakeasy bar in Atlanta). Named for our friend, drinking buddy, de facto Mom, in-house Sage and the fabric that holds “it” all together for us. The experience we intend to create at Eleanor’s represents all that is great about a remarkable woman!
We are thrilled to be a part of the Smyrna neighborhood and look forward to being a neighborhood joint the community can depend on for many more years to come.