About us


Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Michael and Hannah Woodard, Michael & Hannah's is a small neighborhood diner in Carthage, Tenn.

Michael & Hannah's was established in 2017 when the couple purchased the iconic local restaurant from Brenda Brown, who had operated the business as Brenda's Restaurant since 1983. As a matter of fact, Michael and Hannah met while Hannah worked at Brenda's Restaurant. The couple began dating in April 2010 and were married later that same year. They have four children between them: Kalli, Alissa, Addison (Addi) and Kortland.

Michael, 35, is a Smith County native, having grown up in Carthage where he attended Forks River Elementary School, Carthage Elementary School and Smith County High School. Hannah, 27, is also a native of the county. She grew up in Gordonsville and attended Gordonsville Elementary School and Gordonsville High School.

In keeping with the tradition set by Brenda and embraced by the good people of Carthage, Michael and Hannah want to continue to provide everyone with the same down-home Southern hospitality and delicious food in a family friendly atmosphere.



Photo compliments of Sarah Ann Photography