After 28 years of pursing a job well done at Beefeaters in downtown Southern Pines, Tammy Waterbury has decided to sell the restaurant and put more focus on her family.
Tammy worked at Beefeaters as a waitress/hostess/bartender for 17 years before purchasing the restaurant in 2011, when previous owners Jim and Grace Jones retired. “I learned how supportive the community could be,” she says.
“There have been so many good times here,” she says. Tammy doesn’t plan to move out of the area, so you’ll still see her out and about — especially at Beefeaters.
Tammy is passing the legacy on to Will Faircloth, a 22-year veteran of the service industry, who says he doesn’t plan to mix things up — the prime rib that built the restaurant and the rest of the surf-and-turf menu is here to stay.
“Why change a good thing?” he says. “It’s exciting to buy something so well-established and with such a good reputation.” He plans to take over this week.
Along with other awards, Beefeaters has won “Best Steak” in the Best of the Pines contest for 22 years and counting. “It’ll be a breath of fresh air to Beefeaters,” says Tammy. “I hope it’s as good to him and his family as it was to me and mine.”