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When Shane's Rib Shack is opening in Gainesville
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Shane's Rib Shack at 610 White Sulphur Road in Gainesville is in the final stages of construction and expected to open in mid-February. - photo by Scott Rogers

Shane’s Rib Shack will soon grace Gainesville with its pork barbecue, smoked chicken and Southern-style fixings. 

The fast-casual restaurant plans to open in mid-February, at 610 White Sulphur Road near the New Holland Kroger shopping center. The only other location in Hall County is on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch.

Taylor Jackson, Shane’s Rib Shack director of store development, said the building’s construction is done. He said its interior only needs decorations and a health department walk-through, which is scheduled for next week. 

The restaurant’s 3,000-square-foot space will hold up to 69 customers. 

Like all Shane’s Rib Shacks, people will order at the front counter, then be served at their seats. 

Jackson said people can expect the same classic menu, which includes baby back ribs, various chicken dishes, pork barbecue, wings, salads and Southern-inspired sides. 

“We’re excited about this location and excited about this community,” he said. 

Shane’s Rib Shack in Gainesville is hiring part-time and full-time employees. To apply for a position, visit

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