Entrepreneur Minute – George McLaughlin, Vicious Biscuit

April 16, 2024

The Who’s on the Move, Entrepreneur Minute is an interview in support of the undeniable impact that entrepreneurs have on our communities. We will be highlighting 20 entrepreneurs in each of our markets (Columbia, Greenville and Charleston) with a short video as well as a full audio version of the conversation on our WhosOnTheMove SC podcast. You will see a diverse group of entrepreneurs and we will be exploring the theme of overcoming obstacles.

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George McLaughlin, CEO/Co-owner, Vicious Biscuit

George’s career began at McAlister’s Deli while he was a University of Mississippi student. Recognizing its potential, he stayed with the company after graduation and played a key role in establishing its franchise division. George then became the first McAlister’s Deli employee to become a franchisee, launching his initial franchise in Columbia, SC. He went on to open 16 more locations while managing three Italian Pie restaurants in South Carolina.

In 2008, George sold MAC Restaurant Corp. and ventured into other projects in South Carolina and Texas, notably founding Bottles Beverage Superstore in Charleston, SC.

In 2017, he embarked on a new culinary venture in Charleston, SC with partner Michael Greeley – Vicious Biscuit.

Vicious Biscuit is a family born business, rooted in the heart of the South where biscuits are king. It is a fast-casual restaurant dedicated to serving delicious, creatively crafted comfort meals that push the boundaries, all while ensuring their guests experience genuine Southern hospitality and an unforgettable dining experience.

Their mission is simple: to boldly revolutionize brunch, one biscuit at a time.

Later this month, the company is opening a location in Columbia, SC on Forest Drive.

Below is our full and separate conversation with George McLaughlin. You can also listen on Spotify and Apple. Just look for the WhoOnTheMove SC podcast and please consider subscribing.