Restaurant preps for presidential candidate visit

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - The waitresses, hostesses and owner of Fat Jack's Grillin and Chillin restaurant in Walterboro are ready to go for Thursday.

"We've had a lot of calls and people wanting to know, what time they were going to be here. So I expect a large crowd," said owner Jack Jones.

In less than 24 hours, Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will walk through the doors and maybe grab a bite to eat.

"Anytime a presidential candidate comes to especially a small town like Walterboro, I think it's pretty big news," said Jones.

Jones said the son of a local councilman recommended Fat Jack's to Perry's camp for a visit. He said they don't plan on making any special menu changes but they'll have plenty of choices.

"Oh my goodness, either the seafood or the steaks they are wonderful, best around," said server Brenda Brown.

In Walterboro, Fat Jack's might be a good place for Governor Perry to start swaying undecided voters.

Voters like Sjannah Sanders said she still is unsure about Perry.

"It's probably between him and Santorum. I'm kind of on the fence between the two of them. We definitely need to change what we have," said Sanders.

Dewaine Wilson said Perry probably will not do that well.

"I think Mitt Romney is gaining a lot momentum from his last two wins and South Carolina tends to follow suit with that," Wilson said.

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