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New business spotlight: Virginia Barbeque

VA BBQ

New business spotlight: Virginia Barbeque

October 26, 2008

Name of business: Virginia Barbeque

Owners: Brian and Barbara Shank

Address: 11205 John F. Kennedy Drive, Rosewood Commons Shopping Center, Hagerstown

Opening date: Sept. 15

Products and services: "First Virginia Barbeque in the state of Maryland and 12th overall. We serve different barbecues -- Virginia and North Carolina, which are both pork, and Texas, which is beef and chicken. All meat is hand pulled after being smoked. We have a number of home-cooked sides also. Catering is available for any occasion. We are known as a quick barbecue, not fast food."

Market area: Washington County; Frederick, Md., area; and Waynesboro, Pa., area

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "After holding many jobs and being laid off, my family decided to help me open a Virginia Barbeque, which would bring something different to Hagers-town and the surrounding areas. This has been a desire of my wife and I for some 20 years. Me and my son and wife spend a great deal of time in the operations side of Virginia Barbeque and would like to hopefully open another in a few years."

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Previous business experience: "In management for some 20 years, but this is our first business venture."

Number of employees: 12

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (winter hours)

Phone number: 301-733-7427 (RIBS)

Web site: www.virginiabbq.com

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