Da Grub Spot holds ribbon cutting in LaFayette

Published 7:00 am Friday, March 6, 2020

LaFAYETTE — Brothers Jacary Atkinson and Clarence Heard starred in sports for the Valley High Rams in the early 2000s.

In football, Jacary was the quarterback. When he was dropping back for a pass or running the ball, Clarence would be blocking for him. They won a lot of games back then and now they are winning over fans with their business, da Grub Spot.

People throughout the Valley are familiar with their chicken, hamburgers, sausage dogs and Grub Bowls from the food truck they positioned on the Lanett Mill parking lot. The food truck needs some maintenance, and they are planning on hitting the road again with it, but for now they have something even better — a store location.

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On Thursday morning, the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting welcoming da Grub Spot as a new business in LaFayette. It’s located in the former Kentucky Fried Chicken/Newt’s building at the busy intersection of US 431 and Highway 50, across from Jack’s. A big crowd of well-wishers was on hand to help get the new business off to a good start.

Da Grub Spot is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST on Mondays through Saturdays and 11-7 on Sundays. Present for the ribbon cutting were council members Toney Thomas and Charlotte Blasingame, City Manager Louis Davidson, Police Chief George Rampey, Fire Chief Jim Doody and several firefighters along with Chamber Director Carrie Royster and Administrative Assistant Shannon Craig.

“As most of you know, I’m a LaFayette girl, and I love to see our town grow,” Royster said. “Thank you, Clarence and Jacary for locating a new business in LaFayette.”

“I want to welcome you on behalf of Mayor Barry Moody and the council for locating here,” said City Manager Louis Davidson. “When word got out on social media that we were getting a new business and that da Grub Spot was coming here, everyone got excited.”

“Thank you all for being here today,” said co-owner Clarence Heard. “We are excited to be here and are not taking this lightly. We pride ourselves on our customer service and being part of this community. We will be providing great food in a family-friendly environment. We hope to get back to the Valley for special events with our food truck.”

Da Grub Spot will be serving wings in such flavors as hot, mild, honey barbecue, lemon pepper, sweet heat, Grub sauce, buffalo ranch, sweet buffalo ranch and Cajun ranch. A very popular item is the Grub Bowl.

“It’s a perfect mix of chicken, rice, pinto beans, corn and cheese topped with fresh salsa and sour cream,” Atkinson said.

Wing platters come from 100 pieces for $50 and 400 pieces for $200. Chicken sandwiches are as low as $3 with burgers being in the $4 to $7 range. The regular size Grub Bowl is $5 with the large one being $8.