[caption id="attachment_29295" align="alignright" width="181"]<img class=" wp-image-29295" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/08\/Edwin-C-1.jpg" alt="" width="181" height="182" \/> Edwin \u201cSpud\u201d Spurlock[\/caption]\r\n<h1>The ever-popular Spud\u2019s Barbecue restaurant, a familiar place to many in the area, has officially been sold. In their heyday, close to 400 pounds of meat was being processed every day at the location in Fairlea, which adds up to over 2,000 pounds of meat going through the facility every week, and which was then distributed to 19 different states.<\/h1>\r\nThe main introduction of Spud\u2019s product, however, was at the West Virginia State Fair in 1959, where Spud\u2019s had a set up that was a hit for 41 years for fairgoers called \u201cSpud and Bones.\u201d\r\n\r\nThere are several\u00a0 employees that have worked at Spud\u2019s for around ten years, including Faye Woodrum and Terry Sears. Bertha Morgan, a more recent addition, has been helping the business for quite some time. The Spurlocks say that these women are the critical side of how their product is made, and they have continued making the same barbecue under the new management as they have done in previous years.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_29296" align="alignleft" width="134"]<img class=" wp-image-29296" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/08\/Catherine-Spurlock-copy.jpg" alt="" width="134" height="210" \/> Catherine Spurlock[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe building that has housed Spud\u2019s in recent years now belongs to Swift Level Fine Meats, which is owned by Tootie Jones. But fear not, for Spuds barbecue is still being made, and is available in local stores across the region. Even though it\u2019s under new management, the barbecue recipe remains the same, and is still being made at the same spot.\r\n\r\nEddie and Barbara Spurlock, former owners of Spud\u2019s, got into the business after Eddie\u2019s parents, Edwin \u201cSpud\u201d and Catherine Spurlock, bought it from Eddie\u2019s grandparents in 1948, while it was still called Page\u2019s Drive-In. At that point in time, the restaurant was located on the other side of Fairlea, where Rodgers Pre-Owned Vehicles is situated now. The current facility was built in 1973 to comply with strict USDA plant guidelines.\r\n\r\nEddie and Barbara also want to thank all of their loyal customers from over the years that helped keep Spud\u2019s a staple in the community.