Christopher Sarant’s time working at a local KIA dealership was short-lived. He had just started the job when COVID-19 began to grip the Midlands earlier this year. The pandemic altered the structure and pulse of everyone’s daily life, and promptly led the dealership to lay off its new employee.
Not long after, Sarant, a former Charleston chef, went to a restaurant he declines to name and bought a burger. It was, as he puts it, a terrible burger. His wife suggested that he be the solution — why not start the food truck he had always dreamed of?
In June, Chubby’s Burgers was born, hosting a debut event in Sarant’s driveway and selling out of 100 burgers in three hours.
Since then, the food truck has rapidly risen to greasy prominence behind its smash burgers and fries, regularly spotting up at breweries, neighborhoods, business parks and other spots. Sarant churns