In 1979, GENERAL HENRY H. COBB, JR. Formed the Destin Development Company.
Beginning as a nightclub, the company soon acquired The Back Porch Restaurant. After much success from this venture, a decision was made to concentrate on additional acquisitions and within several years four more restaurants were added.
In 1998, the company changed its name to Cobb Investment Company, Inc., and in 11 months Louisiana Lagniappe was added to the list of successful eateries.
In 1999, after successfully opening four restaurants in Orange Beach, Alabama, the name was changed to Southern Restaurant Group.
Currently, Southern Restaurant Group owns and operates seven waterfront restaurants. Three of these restaurants are located in Destin, FL and consists of The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, Pompano Joe’s and Louisiana Lagniappe. The company also owns two restaurants in Panama City Beach, FL - a second location of The Back Porch and Pompano Joe's. Both Panama City Beach restaurants are located beachside in Pier Park. Southern Restaurant Group also owns two restaurants which are located in Orange Beach, AL at SanRoc Cay Shopping & Marina Complex - a second location of Louisiana Lagniappe and Cafe Grazie.