FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (WSPA) – It’s Texas BBQ in the Upstate. 7 News went to Fountain Inn to visit Tay and Sarah Nelson who own Bobby’s BBQ.
The couple runs the restaurant on faith and love for food, family recipes and people of all kinds.
Tay Nelson grew up working in his father’s drive-in restaurant in the Upstate, but he said he was done with making food and washing dishes once he grew up.
When his wife, Sarah, was pregnant, she was craving BBQ so he made her some. He said she absolutely loved it. When he began to make it for coworkers and family, they fell in love too.
After that, he and Sarah poured many prayers and their savings into two 1000 pound decommissioned propane tanks, which they named Mercy and Grace.
The cookers help Tay and Sarah make pulled pork, brisket, roasted turkey, jackfruit, sausage and ribs. Sarah is in charge of the sides, many of which are family recipes, like her mother Ellie’s baked beans with bacon and cheese, mac and cheese, potato casserole, coleslaw, sweet potato crunch and corn pudding.
Bobby’s BBQ is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. The restaurant located at 1301 North Main Street in Fountain Inn.