At Shuler's Barbecue in South Carolina, it's all about family. From the home-cooked food to the familial atmosphere, kinship is infused in the Southern barbecue joint.
"When they walk into Shuler's, I want [customers] to experience the fellowship that we have, that Norton and I have in a marriage," Lynn Hughes said. "I want them to understand that once they walk into our business, they're now part of the family. … We love our family. And we want them to be a part of our family."
Her husband, Norton Hughes, added, "When you have your family at work with you, while it can have its problems, it is great, because if you're here 10 hours, 12 hours a day, you don't miss them. I mean, you aren't missing them. They're here with you."
But that also can be a bad thing.