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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY Nic & Norman's was opened in Senoia in June of 2016 by actor Norman Reedus and producer Greg Nicotero of the AMC series, "The Walking Dead."

in Senoia, seems to be a staple in the area and has recently added made-to-order, old-fashioned breakfast items to the regular menu. Some things don’t change in Coweta County as one of the longest-running restaurant’s celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2016. Sprayberry’s Barbecue, with two locations in Newnan, remains the all-time favorite in the county with the original eatery at 229 Jackson St., and a second location on Hwy. 34. When asked about the “secret” to remaining in the limelight for so long, Donald Sprayberry, a thirdgeneration restaurateur answered that, in fact, “there is no secret.” Donald, who operates the restaurants with his brother Stephen, said “You have to treat your customers and your employees well. It’s not just the product that has made the business successful, it is the community. It is our amazing employees and our loyal customers.” The Sprayberry legacy began with a now-classic barbecue sandwich sold from the back of Houston Sprayberry’s gas station in downtown Newnan. By 1926, Houston and his wife Mattie Lou were selling enough sandwiches and brunswick stew to close the station and create a restaurant. The restaurant is known not only for the family recipe of vinegar-based barbecue sauce, but also for the guests the eatery has attracted — and even employed — over the years. In addition to country music superstar Alan Jackson who once waited tables at the original location, politicians have been known to campaign at the local eateries. Sprayberry’s Barbecue has also served a number of entertainers and athletes. “We are just so happy and so fortunate to be in business for so long,” Donald said. “It’s the county, the community, our customers… I just cannot express how grateful we are to the people in this community. They are the ones who have made Sprayberry’s so special — and successful.” CL





146 YEARS!


Restaurant Supplies • Janitorial Supplies • concession supplies • grocery

32 East Washington St. • Newnan 770-253-4556 • 52 Coweta Living 2016-17

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