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Shelley "Butch" Anthony III

Shelley “Butch” Anthony III is owner/operator of This Is It! BBQ & Seafood, one of Atlanta’s most highly acclaimed restaurant chains, which also provides catering services and banquet facilities. Mr. Anthony admirably continues a family legacy that began in Tampa, Florida more than 50 years ago. He has been in the restaurant business in Atlanta since 1977.
This Is It! is synonymous with excellent service and outstanding food that reflects the best mix of barbeque, seafood and southern cooking. The company operates locations all over the metro Atlanta area and recently introduced franchise opportunities.

Under Mr. Anthony’s outstanding leadership, This Is It! achieved the national distinction of being voted “Best Barbeque” in the 2011 Hoodie Awards (hosted by comedian and media icon Steve Harvey.) The chain also won the barbeque contest on the nationally televised Ice T and Coco show in 2016.

A man of great faith, Mr. Anthony has been happily married to Diane Anthony since 1983. They are the proud parents of six children.