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Shane's Rib Shack Opens in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

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Beau Kelley
Shane's Rib Shack, LLC
(404) 295-3299       

Location Offers "Barbecue on the Fly;" Debuts Breakfast Option

ATLANTA (March 13, 2013) - Shane's Rib Shack, the leader in fast casual BBQ, has opened its newest location in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport. Shane's opened on February 9, 2013 in the Atrium, the heart of the airport situated between the North and South terminals. Operated by Global Concessions, Inc., the location offers popular selections from the Shane's menu plus hot breakfast options.

"Shane's Rib Shack may be a national name, but it has never lost its roots as a small restaurant that started just south of Atlanta over 11 years ago," said Shane Thompson , president and founder of Shane's Rib Shack. "We are honored to be part of the Global Concessions portfolio, and look forward to offering millions of travelers from all over the world a taste of local flavor before they liftoff. Planes and Shane's are the perfect travel companions."

Award-winning BBQ pork, chicken, ribs and other Shane's staples are featured menu items in addition to a new selection created exclusively for Hartsfield-Jackson's early morning travelers: a breakfast sandwich developed by Thompson himself appropriately called, "The Shane." The unique combination features layers of egg and cheese piled high with slow-smoked BBQ Pork between two slices of Texas Toast and drizzled with BBQ sauce.

"Shane's Rib Shack is always seeking original food combinations to tempt our customers' taste buds in fun ways," said Thompson.  "My inspiration behind 'The Shane' is simple. I just combined two of my favorite things: my love of a hearty, southern breakfast and our family's time-honored tradition of smoking BBQ pork. I can't think of a more delicious way to start the day."

Shane's Rib Shack currently has dozens of locations throughout the state of Georgia.  Additionally, Shane's has restaurants in Florida, Arizona, New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Virginia,Maryland, and Kentucky.  For a complete list of all 70 locations and franchise information, please

About Shane's Rib Shack

Shane's Rib Shack is a true American rib shack, known for its slow-cooked ribs, hand-chopped chicken and pork, and many southern sides to complement each plate.  The original shack was founded in 2002, in rural McDonough, Ga. by Shane Thompson , who started the restaurant with his grandfather's secret BBQ sauce.  Since becoming a franchised restaurant in 2004, Shane's Rib Shack has grown to become the country's fastest growing fast-casual barbecue concept.  Shane's Rib Shack was selected as #56 on the Fast Casual Movers and Shakers list of 2009 and selected to Franchise Times Fast 55 list, highlighting the very best of the Fast Casual industry's over 600 restaurants.  Shane's Rib Shack currently operates more than 70 locations.  For more information, visit

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