Cordell and Tawanda Pirtle
    Family owners and Operators
    Lorie Hudson
    Inventory and Control Manager
    Alveriness ‘Mae’ Lewis
    Administrative Assistant
      Maxine Earnest
    Jack Pirtles Group Manager

    Memphis, TN – As Jack Pirtle’s Group Manager, Maxine is responsible for the day-to-day operations of three stores. The Jackson Ave,  Lamar Ave and Mt Moriah locations. Her #1 responsible is product quality and customer service. She is also responsible for training of the store management teams, employee retention and relations.

    Growing up in Memphis, TN, Maxine was exposed at a young age to delicious home cooking. Her mom worked as a caterer for General Motor Training Center and her sister worked at Jack Pirtle’s. She started working at Pirtle’s in 1983 as a cashier on Bellevue and 1986 she was promoted to the store manager at Poplar. From their she went to the Jackson and Summer stores. In 1989, she left Pirtle’s for another job, but return back in 1990 knowing that Pirtles was truly her home and place to be. She has worked anywhere and everywhere she was needed. And, in 1999, she was asked to open a new store on Lamar. She stayed there until 2006, when she moved to the Mt Moriah Store. Then in April of 2009, she was promoted to Group Manager. Under her direction the Mt Moriah Store made Jack Pirtle’s first Million Dollar Store in 2009. 

    She has completed many food and beverage training classes. She graduated from Southside High School in 1977 and went to Draughon College and majored in business.

    In her free time, she enjoys fixing up rental homes with her husband Michael, cooking and being a mother to 3 children and a grandmother.

    Also, Maxine is proud to spotlight that two of her children now work at Jack Pirtle’s Chicken, one at the Bellevue Store and one at the Highland Store.

    If you ever have any questions or comments about any of her stores, please call the office at 901-372-9897.


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