Sun, December 03, 2023

If it’s smokin’, could it be a new BBQ restaurant?

ABD received word from Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate about the sale of the Sunshine Bakery location at 1209 Broad Street in Augusta.

Sunshine Bakery is an Augusta icon, opened in 1946. Through several ownerships, most recently Gene Gurley until it closed in 2020, the restaurant was known for its savory soups and pastries.

The release of a statement from Fat Man’s Hospitality Group through Jordan Trotter indicates the classic soups might be replaced by some BBQ staples.

Sunshine Bakery was a staple for their homemade soups.


“The Fat Man’s Hospitality Group is proud to have the privilege and opportunity to carry on the legacy of the “Sunshine Bakery” building and bring a new concept to the amazing collection of downtown Augusta restaurants. We promise you it will be “smokin’ good!” according to Havird Usry, with the Fat Man’s Hospitality Group.

Usry replied to our request for an interview even while on vacation out of the country. For now, he wants to keep their plans for the location under wraps.

Fat Man’s Hospitality Group owns several restaurants and caters throughout the CSRA.

Meanwhile, Parker Dye, who handled the sale through Jordan Trotter said, “As long as the property is being put to good use and benefits the growth of downtown Augusta, I’m happy about that.”

ABD will continue to follow this story with updates as they become available.

Editor’s Note:
Mitzi Oxford is a veteran broadcaster and features writer who also worked at the same television station in Columbus, Georgia as Augusta’s Brad Means! If you have a South Carolina story idea for Mitzi, please email her at

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