In 1967, Scott's father Thurman who was known for his delicious barbecue at family reunions, decided he would cook meat for paying customers. Thurman and his son, Scott, built a huge, stone barbecue pit which is still used to this day. Thurman would go to the pit on Thursday night and start cooking. He stayed for the weekend, sleeping on a cot, until all the meat sold. He kept coming home earlier and earlier. After a few months, Scott and Thurman built a little screen porch around the pit and grew from there to what it is today!