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J.D.s takes old Uncle Shugs location
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      I pass this location almost every day and think to myself, if I just had the "guts," I would open Jan Moore's Chicken Shack. But I don't, and I didn't, and someone with far more entrepreneurial fortitude than I has beaten me to the punch.
       James Brown and his partner Danny Sanders have opened J.D.'s Pit Stop at the corner of West Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in the former Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn location.
       "I kept going by the empty building thinking that someone needed to re-open a fried chicken restaurant in there," Brown said. "Finally, Danny and I decided to do it."
       Brown and Sanders are the owners of JMD Construction in Statesboro. Sanders is also the son-in-law of Doy Boyd who founded Boyd's Barbeque on Northside Drive. Many of you may remember when Boyd passed away just a few short years ago.
       Open for both breakfast and lunch, Brown said the plan is to expand the menu beyond chicken. "We are going to serve breakfast beginning at 6:00 a.m. and serve lunch until around 3:00 p.m.," he said. "We have breakfast bowls and biscuits in the morning, and fried chicken, chicken fingers, and hot wings at lunch. However, on Friday and Saturday, we are going to be offering more. We will have barbeque, Brunswick stew, and fried fish. Everything will be 'takeout'."
       Brown said the aim of the restaurant is to try and stay as inexpensive as they possibly can while still providing a great product.
       "Everybody is looking for a deal," he said. "They are looking for a good place to eat that is cheap. If you see somewhere that is selling the same food that we are at a cheaper price, just let me know."
       Brown said many people have come by to say how glad they are that a restaurant has reopened in Uncle Shug's former location.
       "One person after the other has told us how much they have missed having a friend chicken restaurant here. They seem to really like our product, and are glad to have a restaurant on this side of downtown. We are really thrilled at the reception that we have gotten so far. We just want everyone to come down and try us out. I think you will like our food and our prices."
       For the record, I probably wouldn't have called it Jan Moore's Chicken Shack. I think Pitty Pat's Chicken Shack would have had a much better to ring to it. Oh well, maybe next time.