Papou's Comeback SauceThe new Ranch dressing is Papou’s Comeback Sauce!

-Originated at the legendary Mayflowers Cafe.

Founded in 1935 by Michael Kountouris, his uncle, and cousins. Michael is Callie McDole’s late father.

Michael grew up with his family on the Greek island of Patmos.

Legendary island known as the home of Saint John who wrote the Book of Revelation.

In search of a better life . . . Michael came to America to join his father in Houston, Texas when he was 16 years old.

Sadly, just two years later his father passed away. Alone in a new country at the age of 18, Michael moved to Jackson, Mississippi to be with his uncle and cousins.

They opened three restaurants. One of which was the . . .

Mayflower Cafe featured in The Help and Ghosts of Mississippi, is the oldest operating restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi.

Popular with celebrities such as Eudora Welty, Hal Holbrook, and John Grisham.

Back in 1935, Michael started making and serving his Comeback sauce at the Mayflower Cafe. Everyone loved it!

Flash forward 70 years . . .

It’s 2005 and Callie begins the process of manufacturing her father’s original Comeback Sauce recipe.

So by now, you are probably wondering how Papou’s Comeback Sauce taste?!!

The answer is somewhere between a Remoulade Sauce and a Louie Sauce, as in Crab Louie.

And what could you serve it with?!!

The answer is Greek Salad, Crab Cakes, Fish Tacos, Roast Chicken, French Fries, crackers . . .  just about everything!

From 7-gallon batches all the way to 200-gallon batches . . .

And thirteen years of:


-raising her daughter, Natalie

-living happily after with the love of her life, Keith

-and caring for her mom with health complications because her car was hit by a drunk driver in 1970

Callie’s passion for keeping her father’s memory alive has delivered big results!

Papou’s Comeback Sauce is served on Fish Tacos at the Flying Fish and sold in the refrigerated section of Central Market,

because it is made with natural preservatives – that’s a fact!

Just like her dad and mom, Callie has a heart of gold and a love of their Greek heritage.

The essence of which is captured in every bottle of Papou’s Comeback Sauce!

Callie quotes her dad, Michael with his Greek accent, “People will keep coming back for more Papou’s Comeback Sauce.”

Try some Papou’s Comeback Sauce today!

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