Well this is a bummer. Hello My Name is … BBQ, one of our favorite food trucks-turned-restaurants, has decided to close. According to a Facebook post this morning, owners Ryner and Cody Burg have decided to “take the money and run,” ending their successful pulled pork operation this Saturday.
We’ve been following the duo — who we gave a Critic’s Pick for Best Food Truck Couple in 2011 — since their first days on the road. The Burgs started out in 2010 parking at Lowcountry Scooter on Savannah Hwy. and quickly gained a loyal following with their beer-braised pork.
In 2012, the business got its own brick-and-mortar storefront at 616 Meeting St. leading the way for other food trucks to set up shop like Cory Burke’s Roti Rolls which opened as The Green Door just a few months later. Though The Green Door closed in October of the next year, last month’s news of Ambergre Sloan’s Diggity Doughnuts arrival at 616 Meeting St. seemed to promise more truck-to-table success.
But the Burgs are apparently ready to tear off the name tag, though Ryner says the closure is bittersweet. “We love doing this but we also love spending time with our family,” she says. “We’ve been so successful in the last five years — we’ve been on the Food Network and Travel Channel, we barely had to advertise. We feel fulfilled.”
The couple plan to take a much needed break and have sold off the majority of parts and equipment for their business. And, shocker, a new restaurant is already planning to move into their space at 616 Meeting St., though Ryner couldn’t say who or what it is.
“We kind of just did the food truck thing one day at a time and that’s what we’re going to do now, take it one day at a time,” Ryner says. “We’ve done all we can do.”
Hello My Name Is … BBQ, we’re gonna miss y’all’s meatloaf biscuits. Thanks for the eats.