Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill

Thatcher's Barbecue & Grill

Content byDennis Lynn

Dennis is a partner here at North Georgia Mountains Online. He also owns and operates a marketing / consulting company - Inbound Solutions Group. He is married to Terri and they live smack dab in the middle of the mountains in Blairsville.

February 4, 2021

Thatcher’s BBQ and Grill started in April of 2010 and is family owned by Melanie Thatcher, John Thatcher Jr, Amanda Thatcher and Ryan Thatcher of Calhoun Ga. Since the beginning, it has been their goal to provide quality food, large portions and great service all at an affordable price. Thatcher’s started as a take out only shack located next to Jenkins Park in Trenton, Ga. Within A year, customers wanted a place to dine in so they moved a portable building next to the shack and made the first Thatcher’s dining room. They later added a screened in porch and demand grew over the years causing them to outgrow the original shack and move into a much better facility in the town square of Trenton Ga.

After two years in business, John wanted to come into the business full time. Wondering if their success at Trenton was a fluke and hoping others would like what they do, they tried their hand at a second location in the Rosedale community of Gordon/Floyd Counties in a Rural area. Demand grew within a few months to the point they were turning away guests and could not serve everyone. After a year in Rosedale they moved to Calhoun Ga where that location has won Best of the Best for Calhoun two years in a row. Considering the success of the first two locations and John’s never ending boredom and desire to grow, he and Melanie found a smaller place in Catoosa County Ga just outside Chattanooga And Ringgold. It has one Best New restaurant for 2015 and continues to see standing room only crowds week after week. In July 2019 Summerville, Ga was opened and has seen growth Month after Month.
It is the goal of the Thatchers to continue as a Family owned and operated business and they have recently welcomed their two sons and Daughter In Law to the leadership team.

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