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|Restaurant provides a future--and a home for family and consumer sciences graduates|
When Tori Puckett graduated from The University of Mississippi in 1996, she did not have a set career goal in mind. Like most recent graduates, Tori said she was still searching for her future when she left Ole Miss.
“Like many 20-somethings, I really didn’t know where my future was heading. I just knew I wanted a fulfilling career I would love to do everyday. That’s hard for anyone to find,” she said.
Tori and Jason Puckett
Tori’s husband, Jason, agreed: “I travelled widely after
graduating in 1995, and was still contemplating my future plans. I didn’t
want to be one of those people who just had a job. No, I wanted a career
I could care about.”
“It was a tough decision, but it is one that we’ve never regretted,” Jason said.
After 2-1/2 years in business, the couple said they’ve had their ups and downs, and general first-time owners mishaps, but know they made the right decision to invest in Panini’s.
“Business is steady and constant,” Tori said. “We have a regular client base that includes many people from the Oxford community and many dedicated Ole Miss alumni.”
Jason nodded his agreement. “Ole Miss as a whole has been really
supportive of Panini’s, and we really appreciate the business
“I’ve had nothing but great things from Panini’s, and Tori and Jason are the best to work with when planning events. They cater meals for our monthly Ladies Luncheons, and everyone simply raves about the service and food."