Overnight blaze burns True BBQ in Myrtle Beach

An overnight fire damaged True BBQ Myrtle Beach.
An overnight fire damaged True BBQ Myrtle Beach.

True BBQ’s Myrtle Beach location was shut down Saturday after a late-night fire Friday blackened the building.

Myrtle Beach Fire Department crews were called about the blaze by a passerby about 11 p.m. Friday and found heavy smoke billowing from the rear of building, located at 341 Robert M. Grissom Parkway. The restaurant’s inside was fully involved, but the outside – while charred and damaged – wasn’t as impacted by the blaze as the interior, according to Battalion Chief Thom VanDemark.

MBFD had mutual aid from Horry County Fire Rescue, which provided station coverage as MBFD combated the flames. No one was injured in the blaze, and the cause remains under investigation, VanDemark said.

A comment on True BBQ’s Facebook page stated the restaurant will stay closed, but their Socastee location remains open.

“Our hearts are truly heavy with the unfortunate event that happened tonight. Our second location on 341 Robert Grissom Parkway has caught on fire and is ruined. We are permanently closed at this location. Thank you all for your support and prayers. If you would like to continue to patronize us, please join us at our Socastee location. Located at 4002 Socastee Blvd. God Bless,” the Facebook post stated.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend