MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — A new barbeque restaurant opened Wednesday in Murrells Inlet with some staff from Prosser’s BBQ, which closed due to the pandemic.
With Prosser’s BBQ closing this past year, Inlet Bar-B-Que took it’s place.
“We were hungry and we saw the opening sign so we checked it out,” said Charles Fox, a customer at Inlet Bar-B-Que. “I was flat-stomached when I came in here.”
Owner, Stacy Mims said he wants to continue Prosser’s legacy that was such a popular restaurant in Murrells Inlet for several years.
“Unfortunately under circumstances they weren’t able to continue, but seemingly had a great reputation, a good business, lots of support, even when they had to unfortunately shut down, so I just thought it was a great opportunity for me to step in, basically do the same thing they were doing and keep on going,” Inlet Bar-B-Que Owner Stacy Mims said.
“We were heartbroken,” Waitress Beverly Springs said. “I think everybody in the inlet was heartbroken when Prosser’s left. It was such a staple for 18 years.”
Mims even kept and hired staff from Prosser’s, including Springs, who worked for them for 18 years and for the business before that, even longer. She’s worked in the same building since she was 13 years old.
“It’s always been home,” Springs said. That’s what Mims said it will continue to be.
“When you come in you get a smiling face and you got good food and that’s the ticket right there,” Springs said.
“We were able to come in seemingly at a time that the beach is exploding, people been shut up long enough, they’re ready to go so hopefully we’ll be here to serve them,” Mims said.
Mims also owns Schoolhouse BBQ in Scranton.
A link to Inlet Bar-B-Que’s menu can be found here.