Roshell Parham 2010  

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Since 1969


 Elaina Parham Newman, Granddaughter and Owner of    Parham' s II; Phone 219-629-4168, email;


This is Where it All Started



The Story of Parham's Famous Bar-B-Q Sauce

This is the Place Where It All Started.

Roshell Parham " Mr. P" and his wife Jimmie Parham were the original founders of Parham's Groceries.  The Original location was 706 Hayes Ave Jackson, Tennessee. It was a small store on the corner of Hayes and LaConte.

Born in Whiteville Tennessee, and a resident of Chicago for many years, Mr. and Ms. Parham came up with an idea to operate a grocery store, in addition  to, adding a small carry- out food restaurant.  And it worked!

Students, teachers, and others came from colleges, churches, local businesses, and  other areas in the  city packing the lines everyday during lunch and dinner time. The customers could not get enough of that delightfully tasting food, especially chicken.  But more than that, they  could not  get enough of that home made Bar-B-Q sauce.

Anyone who had ever lived in Jackson Tennessee or who had visited knew about the man who had the famous restaurant.  Everyone thought it was the food but it was all in the sauce.  

 After 49 years, We are Back !!!                                  


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