Shuford's barbecue restaurant on Signal Mountain Road called 'dangerous structure' by city of Chattanooga

Mudslide leveled Subway eatery next door last month

An employee of Shuford's Smokehouse looks on after an overnight mudslide destroyed the next door Subway restaurant on Signal Mountain Road on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Subway manager Robbie Anderson said that the restaurant had closed at about 2:00 on Friday for safety after two trees fell from the hillside.

The city of Chattanooga has posted a sign on the Shuford's barbecue restaurant on Signal Mountain Road, calling it a "dangerous" structure after a mudslide leveled the business next door.

Madison Davis, daughter of Shuford's business owner Jeff Davis, said Wednesday that the sign was posted on Tuesday at the eatery that has operated for 33 years at the foot of Signal Mountain.

Shuford's had stopped serving take-out orders on Wednesday, but the eatery may resume those, according to the restaurant.

Davis said that the Shuford's restaurant at 11320 Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy will remain open.

photo Staff photo by Mike Pare / Shuford's barbecue restaurant sits on Signal Mountain Road while the collapsed roof of a former Subway in shown in the foreground.