Shane's Rib Shack Celebrates Third Annual Free Rib Giveaway: Smithfield Foodservice Group Official Sponsor

On May 15, 2010, All Shane's Locations throughout the Country, Will Give Free Ribs to the First 100 Customers

ATLANTA // PRNewswire // -- For the third year in a row, Shane's Rib Shack will celebrate May, the official month of BBQ, by giving away a free 1/2 rack of slow cooked ribs, provided by Smithfield; a large beverage and a "Shaniac" T-Shirt (XL) to the first 100 customers to arrive at each of their locations, on Saturday, May 15, 2010. For those who don't make the first 100 places in line, the next 250 customers will each receive a VIP card to treat a friend to Shane's with a Free Sandwich with the purchase of a sandwich and two drinks – offer valid through May 31, 2010.

"It's impossible to imagine not rewarding our customers with this once a year free rib offer. For the third year in a row, Shane's Rib Shack will honor its loyal following with a well deserved free 1/2 rack of ribs," says Shane Thompson, president and founder of Shane's Rib Shack. "Thanks to Smithfield for sponsoring this event and enabling us to share this special day with Shaniacs across the country. I can't think of a better way to thank our fan base, while at the same time celebrating 'National BBQ Month'."

Help us support Shane as he begins his first official term as the "Commissioner of BBQ." As the Commissioner of BBQ, Shane will share his BBQ expertise, continue his ongoing community involvement and seek customer input on anything from menu items to "Shaniac" madness. Become a fan on Shane's Rib Shack's Facebook page and follow Shane on Twitter to keep up with his whereabouts during national BBQ month.

Shane's Rib Shack currently has locations throughout the state of Georgia, including metro Atlanta, Athens, Brunswick, Hinesville, St. Simons Island, Statesboro, McDonough and Savannah. Additionally, Shane's has restaurants in the following states: Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona, Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky and New York.

About Shane's Rib Shack

Shane's Rib Shack is a true American rib shack, known for its slow-cooked 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 #56 on the Fast Casual Movers and Shakers list of 2009 and selected to Franchise Times Fast 55 list, highlighting the very best of the Fast Casual industry's over 600 restaurants. Shane's Rib Shack currently operates more than 60 locations.

About Smithfield

Smithfield Foods is a global food company with operations in 13 countries through wholly-owned subsidiaries and joint ventures. Headquartered in Smithfield, Virginia, the company produces more than 50 brands of pork, beef and turkey products and more than 200 gourmet foods. Employing more than 57,000 people across the globe, with sales of $12 billion, Smithfield Foods is the leading processor and marketer of fresh pork and packaged meats in the United States, as well as the largest producer of hogs.

SOURCE Shane's Rib Shack


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