The legendary Jackie Hite’s Bar-B-Q is shutting down, per WLTX.
The Batesburg-Leesville barbecue restaurant was for some 37 years run by Jackie Hite, who died two years ago at age 76.
His family announced on social media that Sept. 23, 2018, would be the last day of operation.
“The 23rd is special to our family as we buried The BBQ King two years ago on this date,” the owners wrote. “We cannot thank our incredible customers enough for supporting our small business and sharing our love of BBQ across the state and beyond. The Jackie Hite family believes this is the right time and exactly what Jackie Hite himself would want.”