Fat Mama’s Tamales, Natchez, MS, Shop Holiday Schedule & Important Dates

Friends & Neighbors,

Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!  We hope everyone has had an excellent 2015 so far and ends it on a high note!  Please keep reading for our Restaurant Holiday hours and shipping deadline dates for this holiday season.

Fat Mama’s Tamales Holiday schedule will be:

November 25, 2015 (Day before Thanksgiving) – Open from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm

November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day ) – Closed

November 27, 2015 (Black Friday) – Open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm

December 24, 2015 (Christmas Eve) – Open from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day) – Closed

December 26, 2015 – Open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm

December 31, 2015 (New Years Eve) – Open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm

January 1, 2016 (New Year’s Day) – Open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm

Additionally, the deadline to ship our “World Famous” Tamales so they are received in time for Christmas will be December 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm.  Any orders received for our tamales after December 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm, can not be guaranteed for delivery prior to Christmas without expedited shipping and is subject to to United Parcel Service terms.

We hope everyone has a happy, safe and eventful holiday season!  After you have spent all the time you can stand with your family come see your Fat Mama’s Family this year!

~ Fat Mama

Restaurant Owner’s Readiness to Change Leads to Success

Friends & Neighbors,

Paul Chaney from Web Marketing Today just published a little article on Fat Mama’s Tamales!  I interviewed with him a few weeks ago.

Check it out, we always enjoy doing interviews and providing a little insight into what makes Fat Mama’s unique and special.

Stay cool!

~Fat Mama

Road Trip: Natchez, Mississippi

Friends & Neighbors,

Ms. Richardson recently wrote an article title “Road Trip: Natchez, Mississippi“, featuring William McGehee, co-owner of Tin Roof Brewery, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and provided a great list of things to do, where to stay and what to see for those who visit Natchez, MS!

We highly recommend you check it out:

Road Trip: Natchez, Mississippi


~Fat Mama

Award-Winning “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix at the Mississippi Market, Premier Wholesale Show, Jackson, MS

Fat Mama’s Tamales will be in attendance with our full staff, providing samples of our award-winning “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix and Fire & Ice Pickles!

Friends & Neighbors,

The Mississippi Market is days away and if you are in or around Jackson, MS, you should head down to the Trademart for the show! Buyers are required to show their credentials before entering, so make sure you have what you need as this is a wholesale order only show!


The Mississippi Market features Mississippi based sellers, in addition to Fat Mama’s Tamales, there will be jewelry, pottery, children’s gifts, decorative accessories, candles, dinnerware, art, prints, garden accessories, gifts, linens, personal accessories, specialty furniture, specialty apparel, store supplies & gourmet food, just to name a few!  Parking is free, there will be over 200 seller booths and over 900 buyers on site over a 2 day period!

Award-Winning "Knock-You-Naked" Margarita Mix 2014 Dallas Market Best Beverage Mix

Fat Mama’s Tamales is also planning on offering our newest product to the market!  So be sure to stop by our booth, in the Natchez Pavilion and check it out!

You can learn more about the Mississippi Market here!

We look forward to seeing our existing customers and meetings new folks!  See you at the Market!


~Fat Mama

Let’s Put Natchez, Mississippi on the Today Show!

Friends & Neighbors,

Melissa, our wholesale manager brought to my attention an upcoming project between Sorted Food and the Today Show.  They are teaming up to bring the guys from Sorted Food from across the pond to the States to learn & discover about “American” cuisine.

They will be checking in with the Today Show hosts weekly to report what they ate, where they have been and what they have been up too.  The best part is they are looking for suggestions, recommendations and ideas from anyone and everyone.

You can use the hashtag “#LostAndHungry” across all social media to let them know your thoughts!  The more recommendations and suggestions they get, the more likely they will be to visit Natchez!

Here is the article about it: http://www.today.com/food/lostandhungry-sorted-teams-today-find-best-food-america-t14671

You may not know what exactly Sorted Food is all about just yet, you can read about them here: http://sortedfood.com/blog/about

You probably know who and what the Today Show is, if not you can read about it here: http://www.today.com

The best part is while they focus on food, they are also looking for unique characters along the way, which is perfect for Natchez!

So, here is what you need to do:

Make social media posts about what and where in Natchez is the best place for a specific food item, use #LostAndHungry, share other people’s posts and let the guys at Sorted Food know Natchez, Mississippi is a unique place to experience a little slice of America.

Much love from Fat Mama’s and happy hash-tagging!

~Fat Mama

Take a quick 6 question survey for Fat Mama’s!

Friends & Neighbors,

We would like to thank you for participating in our survey for us, regarding drink mix purchases.  We are interested in what our customers think about different drink mixes and who and why they like specific brands.

We emailed out discount codes for online purchases for those who took the survey!

Thank you in advance for your time!

~Fat Mama

Just Me & My Running Shoes Blog

Fat Mama’s Tamales was recently mentioned in the “Just Me and My Running Shoes” blog!

Karen’s blog offers a fresh view on running, travel and life, be sure to check it out!


Live in New Orleans? Take a look at what Thrillist has to say about visiting Fat Mama’s Tamales Restaurant in Natchez, MS

Recently, Thrillist.com published an article,”THE 10 BEST VACATION SPOTS WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF NEW ORLEANS” and included in this top 10 list, is:

Natchez, MS and Fat Mama’s Tamales Restaurant for enjoying “southern specialties” like our award-winning Fat Mama’s Tamales, Knock-You-Naked Margaritas, and Fat Mama’s Fire and Ice pickles.

Take a look at an excerpt about Natchez, MS:

Distance from New Orleans: 176 miles North; three-hour drive
Why it made our list: If Antebellum architecture rocks your world, Natchez is the place to get your fix. Right on the banks of the Mississippi River, it was left alone during the Civil War, so there’s history to explore everywhere you look with plantations, tribal grounds, the first college in Mississippi, and historic museums and cemeteries.

Read the full article here.

Mississippi Magazine releases “Best of Mississippi” Award Winners 2014

Friends and Neighbors,

Mississippi Magazine released their annual “Best of Mississippi” awards and the great folks of Mississippi have declared Fat Mama’s Tamales as the “Best Tamales” in the state!

Mississippi Magazine’s “Best of Mississippi” reader survey is compiled by votes submitted from readers and fans, general sections of the survey include Dining Out, Getting Out and Seeking Out with individual categories that include categories such as “Best Breakfast”, “Best Bed & Breakfast”, “Best Day Spa” and over 50 others individual categories.

Congratulations to Dunleith Historic Inn for winning “Best Bed & Breakfast” as well.

This acknowledgement is very special and dear to Fat Mama’s Tamales and we would like to thank Mississippi Magazine for including a tamale catagory, the readers of Mississippi Magazine for supporting Fat Mama’s Tamales and to all our friends and family who have helped make Fat Mama’s Tamales a Mississippi and more specifically a Natchez institution!

~ Fat Mama

To subscribe to Mississippi Magazine and/or more information please visit their website www.mismag.com

Fat Mama’s “Knock-You-Naked’ Margarita Mix and Fat Mama’s “Fire & Ice” Pickles sweep Dallas Market Awards!

Friends & Neighbors,

Fat Mama’s Tamales recently sweep the Dallas Market Gourmet Awards with wins in “Best Drink Mix” and “Best Condiment” categories for our Award-Winning Fat Mama’s “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita Mix and Fat Mama’s “Fire & Ice” Pickles!

The Dallas Market is the second largest gift and wholesale market in the country and we are more than excited know our products are truly award winning!  These awards will be added to the ever growing list of awards and acknowledgements we have received, especially since we starting focusing on growing our wholesale business!

Fat Mama’s Tamales won “Best Pickled Product” at the AmericasMart Atlanta Gift Market, which is the largest wholesale gift market in the country!

As always you can pick up either of our product at Fat Mama’s Tamales in Natchez, Mississippi.  From one of over 300 locations around the country by using our “Find a Retailer” section on the lower left side of our website and Amazon.com

Thank you for loving our products and we are looking forward to expanding out product offerings soon!

~Fat Mama

2014 Dallas Market Best Beverage Mix Fat Mama's "Knock-You-Naked" Margarita Mix


2014 Dallas Market Best Condiment Fat Mama's Fire and Ice Pickles