Shane's Rib Shack Expands Into South Georgia and South Carolina

Concept Plans to Open Six Locations in 2009 and Beyond

ATLANTA // PRNewswire // -- Shane's Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands company, is expanding further into South Georgia with six new locations, including Savannah, Hinesville, Pooler and Valdosta, and into South Carolina with future store openings in Beaufort.

Area developers Patrick Hopkins, Bruce Watford and Russell Rosengart are bringing Shane's to South Georgia and South Carolina. Hopkins, Watford and Rosengart are multi-unit operators with more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

"We are excited to bring Shane's to many new communities in South Georgia and South Carolina," says Russell Rosengart, franchisee and area developer. "We hope that our future customers will look at these locations as a place to hang out with friends and family and chow down on some great American BBQ."

The first locations are expected to open by the end of 2009 in Savannah and Hinesville, Ga. The Savannah shack will be located at 6730 Waters Ave., and the Hinesville shack will be located at 300 West General Screven Way.

"We have received numerous requests from customers to open more locations in South Georgia," says Shane Thompson, president and founder of Shane's Rib Shack. "These operators represent the culture of Shane's Rib Shack and we are excited for them to expand the Shane's brand further into the Southeast."

Shane's Rib Shack is the perfect spot to dine with family and friends during any occasion. The BBQ concept offers delicious menu items at a reasonable price -- like the popular "Big Dad" chopped pork sandwich and hand-breaded chicken tenders.

About Shane's Rib Shack

Shane's Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands company, is a true American rib shack, known for its slow-cooked baby back ribs, hand-chopped chicken and pork, and many southern sides to complement each plate. The original shack was founded in 2002, in rural McDonough, Ga. by Shane Thompson, who started the restaurant with his grandfather's secret BBQ sauce. Since becoming a franchised restaurant in 2004, Shane's Rib Shack has grown to become the country's fastest growing fast-casual barbecue concept. Shane's Rib Shack was selected as #20 on the Fast Casual Movers and Shakers list of 2008, highlighting the very best of the Fast Casual industry's over 600 restaurants. Shane's Rib Shack currently operates more than 65 locations.

SOURCE Shane's Rib Shack

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