Cumberland Council highlights resilient restauranteurs on Oct. 27

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 (register by Oct. 25), Quinton Austin of Copeland's Atlanta Franchise group and Todd Mussman of Muss & Turner's will discuss their professional journeys during the COVID-19 pandemic when they are guests of the Cobb Chamber's Cumberland Area Council. (Courtesy of Muss & Turner's)
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Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 (register by Oct. 25), Quinton Austin of Copeland's Atlanta Franchise group and Todd Mussman of Muss & Turner's will discuss their professional journeys during the COVID-19 pandemic when they are guests of the Cobb Chamber's Cumberland Area Council. (Courtesy of Muss & Turner's)

The Cobb Chamber will host the final Cumberland Area Council of the year on Oct. 27 when Quinton Austin of Copelands’s Atlanta Franchise group and Todd Mussman of Muss & Turner’s will share their professional journeys in the restaurant business through the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the pandemic, many establishments had to make a major shift in business and began offering take-out meals, according to a Cobb Chamber statement.

Austin and Mussman will discuss how they successfully reinvented their dining concepts, handled the transition during the pandemic and, most importantly, made the return to dine-in a safe, enjoyable experience, the statement added.

More specifically, Austin is the managing partner and co-owner of the Copeland’s Atlanta Franchise group. His restaurant career includes leadership positions at O’Charleys, Maggiano’s, Rosa Mexicano, True Food Kitchen and Copeland’s. Actively involved in community organizations, Austin is a booster and sponsor for surrounding local high school athletic organizations.

Before opening Muss & Turner’s, Mussman worked with Fifth Group at the Food Studio, South City Kitchen and Sala. Mussman spends his time helping in daily operations at Muss & Turner’s, all while managing MTH Pizza. Mussman also is a founding board member of the Giving Kitchen.

Registration is open until today at www.cobbchamber.org/events.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Boy Scouts of America/Atlanta Area Council.

Tickets are $25 for Cobb Chamber members and $35 for general admission.

Walk-up admissions and payment cannot be granted.

This event is sponsored by series presenting sponsor, Kaiser Permanente, and program sponsor, Mauldin & Jenkins.

The Cobb Chamber Area Councils represent six geographical areas of Cobb County: Cumberland, East Cobb, Marietta, Northwest Cobb (Acworth, Kennesaw, West Cobb), Smyrna and South Cobb.

Open to the public, all area council meetings are geared toward timely, relevant issues being faced by each area.

For more information on Area Councils, contact Katie Guice at 770-859-2334 or kguice@cobbchamber.org.