Shane’s Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands company, is expanding further into South Georgia with six new locations, including Savannah, Hinesville, Pooler, and Valdosta, and into South Carolina with future store openings in Beaufort.

Area developers Patrick Hopkins, Bruce Watford, and Russell Rosengart are bringing Shane’s to South Georgia and South Carolina. Hopkins, Watford, and Rosengart are multi-unit operators with more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

“We are excited to bring Shane’s to many new communities in South Georgia and South Carolina,” says Rosengart, a franchisee and area developer. “We hope that our future customers will look at these locations as a place to hang out with friends and family and chow down on some great American BBQ.”

The first locations are expected to open by the end of 2009 in Savannah and Hinesville, Georgia. The Savannah shack will be located at 6730 Waters Avenue, and the Hinesville shack will be located at 300 West General Screven Way.

“We have received numerous requests from customers to open more locations in South Georgia,” says Shane Thompson, president and founder of Shane’s Rib Shack. “These operators represent the culture of Shane’s Rib Shack and we are excited for them to expand the Shane’s brand further into the Southeast.”