Although Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ will not open in Atlanta before the end of spring 2020 as originally planned, the restaurant is moving forward.
A permit application was recently filed with the City of Atlanta to buildout the South Carolina-style whole-hog barbecue joint in The Met, at 680 Murphy Ave SW.
An estimated $500,000 will be spent on the 4,420-square-foot Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ.
The permit filing is the first major public milestone for the inbound restaurant since The Met Developer Carter announced the plans at the end of 2019.
Its opening is now slated for September 2020.
Scott and his team—including partner Nick Pihakis, former CEO of Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ—will operate the restaurant at the MET, a 1.1 million-square-foot property adjacent to the West End MARTA station and situated between Murphy Avenue and Metropolitan Parkway.
Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ has two existing locations in Charleston, SC, and in Birmingham, AL.