Pigman's BBQ

Pigman’s Bar-B-Cue was created by Bill Shaver in the late 1985 as a way to expand his seasonal country ham shop. Nicknamed, “The Pigman,” (after his adoration for his pet pig, Piggy Lou), Bill created a legacy with his exotic pets and tasty barbeque. It all started with him messing around with BBQ recipes and serving up lunches to patrons of the ham shop.

Not only was Bill a great cook, but even better marketer, he decided to start a new restaurant called Pigman’s Bar-B-Que and in 1991, Shaver built a new place at a prominent location right in the heart of Kill Devil Hills. The wood frame building was designed to be reminiscent of a country farm house, and Bill kept…


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