Originally Posted by kw
From what I understand the original pit style places are family owned and operated. As long as it stays in the family the original pit can stay operational. Once the business is sold to somebody on the outside, the law changes and NSF equipment is required.
That's what I was told.
Either way, Carolina BBQ is awesome from one of the state to the other.
And that is a big part of why VA BBQ disappeared. Safety regulations regarding wood fired pits and HD regulations were a big part of it here in my state. In fact, i know of at least one place that was forced to either switch to an electric cooker in the late 1960's or close down.