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James Jackson "Jack" Hough (July 19, 1945 – February 7, 2019) was an American businessman and philanthropist from Gainesville, Georgia. He founded the company MSE Branded Foods and was its President and CEO for 23 years.[1] Hough was successful in using the company to establish food courts at airports, colleges, and malls.[2] Born in Decatur, Alabama, he had served in the U.S. Air Force. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from University of Alabama.

Hough was shot to death in a pharmacy parking lot on February 7, 2019.[3]


  1. ^ "James Jackson "Jack" Hough obituary". Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  2. ^ "MSE Branded Foods". Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  3. ^ "Georgia businessman shot and killed in CVS parking lot while waiting for wife to finish errands". Retrieved 2019-02-09.