Shane’s Rib Shack plans new Rock Hill restaurant

Shane’s Rib Shack plans to open its first York County restaurant, according to plans on file with the city of Rock Hill.

The rib and BBQ chain recently applied for building permits for a Rock Hill restaurant, proposing to open a new location on Old York Road, in front of the Walmart in Newport. Shane’s Rib Shack currently has one location in Indian Land and two Charlotte-area restaurants.

The business started in 2002 in Georgia as a locally-owned restaurant serving ribs, BBQ, chicken, and other items. Shane’s Rib Shack bills itself as a “fast casual” restaurant.

There are now more than 70 Shane’s Rib Shack restaurants nationwide, operating as a franchise in 12 states.

City records show the Rock Hill location will be about 2,700 square feet and replace a liquor store currently located in the shopping center.

City documents did not indicate an opening date.