Locally Owned Restaurants Only

Georgia Restaurant Cookbook Coming Soon

Georgia Restaurant Cookbook

Questions & Answers


Why should I be in a cookbook?
We are a leading producer of regional, state-specific cookbooks because we know cookbooks sell.  Most books in the series sell more than 50,000 copies in the first five years.   That means information about your restaurant will be in the hands of families who will be looking for a great place to eat.  This book will bring more people to your restaurant.

Do I have to share my signature restaurant recipes?
No. You certainly may, and we’ve seen that our readers respond well to those recipes.  However, you don’t have to share a restaurant recipe at all. If you prefer, send us some of your favorite recipes that you serve to family and friends.  Every recipe in the book will be labeled as a “Restaurant Recipe” or a “Family Favorite” so our readers will know if they can expect it on the menu when they visit your restaurant.

Who else will be in the book?
We are inviting locally owned, mom-and-pop, off-the-beaten-path restaurants all over the state to participate.  Our goal is to make our readers aware of great, locally owned places so they don’t feel the need to eat in a chain restaurant when traveling with their family.

Do I have to buy cookbooks?
No.  We do offer discounts for preordering cookbooks, but it is not required.  We have found that most restaurants in our cookbooks – all 10 editions to date – sell copies of the cookbooks for a profit and each copy they sell just further promotes the restaurant.

Who buys the book once it’s printed?
Great American Publishers is a family-owned company that specializes in cookbooks.  We have a team of inside sales reps that sell our cookbooks all over the country to gift shops, bookstores, hardware stores, anywhere a cookbook will sell (which is pretty much anywhere).  Our books are also sold in chain stores and big box wholesalers – like Sam’s Clubs and Costco Warehouse.  We also have a website – www.GreatAmericanPublishers.com – that reaches armchair travelers and cookbook collectors across the US.

Why do you produce this series?
The author, Anita Musgrove, has always enjoyed traveling and eating at little mom-and-pop, hole-in-the-wall restaurants.  The series was a natural for her.   After the GREAT success of her first edition – Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes (more than 40,000 copies in print) – Anita continued the series and now has nine other editions – Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.  Georgia Back Road Restaurant Recipes is coming soon. 

How do I participate?
It’s Easy. Call us toll-free 888-854-5954 to speak with  Sheena Tullos.

Feature your Restaurant. Call Now 888.854.5954.

About the Series


The STATE BACK ROAD RESTAURANT COOKBOOK SERIES is a collection of cookbooks that also serve as a restaurant guide for the state. Each book features information about locally owned restaurants throughout the state and includes one or more recipes from each restaurant. Current editions include Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. 

Author Anita Musgrove and her late husband, Leonard, always loved traveling the back roads. As they traveled, Leonard and Anita would drop into little mom-and-pop restaurants along the way. After losing her husband to cancer, Anita decided it was time to capture their years of traveling into a cookbook series.

Within the STATE BACK ROAD RESTAURANT COOKBOOK SERIES, Anita’s goal is to present a list of favorite locally owned restaurants that make traveling the back roads delicious. Each book is divided into regions, making it easier to use in the car. At the beginning of each region, you will find a list of restaurants featured in that section. Throughout each section, the restaurants are presented alphabetically by city with a little information about what makes each of them special.

For those arm-chair travelers who don’t have time to hit the road, each restaurant shares some of their favorite recipes – either a recipe served in the restaurant or a family favorite. Every recipe is edited for clarity and presented in a way that makes preparation easy for the home cook.

Within this unique series, Anita takes us to every nook and cranny of a state and allows us to get to know these unique places intimately… especially the food.