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Buckets, shovels & spuds

Thatcher's BBQ and Grill started in April of 2010 and is family owned by John and Melanie Thatcher of Calhoun Ga. Since the beginning, it has been their goal to provide quality food, large portions and great service all at an affordable price.

Thatcher's started as a take out only shack located next to Jenkins Park in Trenton, Ga. Within A year, customers wanted a place to dine in so they moved a portable building next to the shack and made the first Thatchers dining room. They later added a screened in porch and demand grew over the years causing them to outgrow the original shack and move into a much better facility in the town square of Trenton Ga Since then they have added even more locations.

When I moved to Chattooga County to take the E.D. position at the Chamber, one of the first things I noticed was the early 20th century building, by my predictions, on the corner of West Washington and Commerce. "Wow! That would make a great business!", I thought. I was told that Thatcher's was supposed to open, but it doesn't look like it will ever happen. Well it did, in July 2019, and Thatcher's has been a fabulous addition to the Downtown Summerville Experience ever since.

I'll take a BBQ Oink Shovel, please! -Cindy Rivers McGraw


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