Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Tony entered the Food & Beverage business at an early age, securing all Front and Back of House positions in his formative years. Formal training in service, customer relations, and management followed, while working in his hometown courtesy of extended employment at French Market Grille, Taste of NOLA, Cafe DuTeau, and Cadwalladers Cafe. Shifting focus to the bar scene after college, McKie managed hospitality and stage production for many national, regional, and local touring artists. Deciding to relocate from Atlanta in 2001, where he had grown tired serving as Technical Administrator for Fresenius Medical Care, ‘TMc’ (as his friends know him) went back to the basics working in Charleston for the Hospitality Management Group at Magnolias and Home Grown Hospitality at TBonz. Needing more, and to feed his love of BBQ, Bourbon, and live Blues, he knew he’d be right at home working with longtime friend Aaron Siegel in defining the soundtrack for Home Team BBQ. Beginning with the opening of the West Ashley store in 2006, McKie has served as Home Team BBQ’s only talent buyer since inception and worked his way up as Operating Partner for all Home Team BBQ operations.