About

Wholly Smokin’ was founded in 2012 by the late Bill Travis. The operation was in place before that time as a hobby for about three years. As time progressed, Mr. Travis increasingly received requests and orders for the food he smoked. Mr. Travis began entering competitions, and after several placings, was recognized by those not only outside of his local “fan base” but by BBQ enthusiasts statewide.  In 2012, Mr. Travis retired from his profession of 25 years in the jewelry industry and converted his “hobby” into a restaurant business.  Shortly thereafter, Wholly Smokin’ BBQ was placed on the SC BBQ Trail.  In 2013, Mr. Travis was approached by an investor, Andy Jeffords, who shared in the same dream of taking Wholly Smokin’ BBQ & Ribs to the next level.  Today, we are excited to be located in the historic district of downtown Florence. We are happy to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Florence, as we are certain these efforts will bring growth and new life to the downtown area.

Whether you are a native Florentine or just passing through, we encourage you to stop by and see us for lunch or dinner.  Even if BBQ isn’t “your thing”, we have something for everybody!

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 Mac Madness 2014 Collage

Wholly Smokin’ BBQ & Ribs Loves giving back to the community.  Every year, Wholly Smokin’ is sure to be a part of the following events:

  • McLeod Regional Medical Center’s “Chef & Child” (fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital)
  • The Lucky Shamrock Festival (fundraiser for the Junior League of Florence)
  • Heart Ball (American Heart Association annual fundraiser)
  • Francis Marion University “Arts International”
  • The SC Pecan Festival
  • Merry Marketplace (a fundraiser for the Junior League of Florence)
  • Lip Sync Battle (a fundraiser for the Florence Literacy Council)
  • McLeod’s Rock for Kids Fundraiser
  • The Taste of The Symphony (a fundraiser for the Florence Symphony)
  • Florence After Five (Downtown Festival that draws thousands to enjoy music, food, drink and friends)
  • The Bone-E-Fit (fundraiser for the Florence Humane Society)
  • Cinco De Mayo (Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity)
  • Grateful Dog Benefit Concert (fundraiser for the area Humane Societies)

 

Other Events that Wholly Smokin has taken part in:

  • Taste of Florence (fundraiser for The King’s Academy)
  • Play Me I’m Yours
  • NSX Car Display
  • Fireball Run

The Taste of Florence 2012

Taste of The Symphony 2010 The Taste of The Symphony

Team Wholly Smokin'!

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