From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Rodney Scott BBQ, owned by the Pihakis Restaurant Group, is coming soon to Trussville.
The restaurant will be in the location of the former Joel’s Restaurant on Highway 11, in downtown Trussville.
Rodney Scott got his start in Hemingway, South Carolina, when he was only 11 years old. He started smoking hogs at his family’s convenience store. Before long, Scott became known as the “Charleston BBQ Guy” and people would travel to get a taste of his whole hog barbecue. In 2016, Scott opened his first restaurant.
Rodney Scott was the 2018 winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Southeast.
Along with the Charleston restaurant, there is also a location in Birmingham, on Third Avenue South.
Pihakis, which is based out of Birmingham, also owns Little Donkey, Mile End and Hero Dougnuts. The company’s founder and CEO, Nick Pihakis, was the founder of Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ.