Edit: As of Wednesday morning, both the Craigslist listing and Facebook post mentioning Charlie Graingers’ temporary closure and potential sale appear to have been taken down. This article has been edited to include pictures of these posts and that a call was made to one of the co-owners.
Gourmet hot dogs just aren’t in season, according to the new Charlie Graingers eatery on Hilton Head Island.
The Southern franks franchise — and newest addition to Shelter Cove Towne Center’s dining scene — is “closed for hibernation,” according to its website.
The restaurant, known for barbecue, brisket and hot dogs, opened its doors in September. According to a Nov. 18 post on the business’s Facebook page, though, the restaurant will be closed until March.
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A listing on Craigslist claims “a new hot dog, brisket and BBQ restaurant” in the Hilton Head Island area is for sale for $279,000.
Though the ad doesn’t clearly state the business is Charlie Graingers, pictures used in the listing show Charlie Graingers’ logos, products and advertising. The Shelter Cove Charlie Graingers is the franchise’s only Hilton Head location.
The post reads, “The business was just launched a few months ago and we’ve had great reviews and are building a loyal following. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew took a significant toll on our cash position and we’re left in a crunch heading into the winter so we are exploring the option of selling our business or bringing on a partner.”
The post was made Nov. 13 and was last updated Monday.
A call to Adam Markowitz, co-franchisee, was not returned Tuesday.
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Sigler’s Rotisserie & Seafood, a family-owned and -operated restaurant, might be under new management in the near future.
The 21-year-old Bluffton favorite is for sale for $419,000, according to a listing on www.bizbuysell.com.
Michael Sigler, owner and chef of the restaurant, said Tuesday morning that the business has actually been up for sale for about a year and a half, and that he and his wife, Shirley, are selling the restaurant to move on to other things after working in the hospitality industry their whole lives.
They’ve had two serious inquiries and a few people fishing, he said, but they haven’t found someone to take over the business as is.
“We have a private dining room and full-service restaurant, and we also do catering, so it’s not like it’s a startup business for somebody,” he said. “I mean, this is a whole lot to do here. You’ve got to pretty much come in with your guns loaded to run this thing.”
Sigler said many local customers are happy for the couple and that he’s hopeful to find another couple to continue the business.
“We aren’t going anywhere,” he said. “I mean, we’re going to stay and help the other owners. You know, we’re going to segue the thing in.”