With their 40th anniversary in full swing, Lizard’s Thicket to start USC scholarship

If you live here in South Carolina, chances are you've been to Lizard's Thicket. We had the chance to talk to the CEO of Lizard's Thicket to find out what makes them great.

Lizard’s Thicket is continuing to celebrate their 40th anniversary by giving back to the community with a new scholarship. 

The restaurant has raised thousands of dollars for local school and several nonprofit organizations as part of the 40th-anniversary celebrations.

And the best news of all, Lizard’s Thicket will award a scholarship each year to a University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail, Sports Management student in honor of Bob Williams and Anna Tronco Williams, the restaurant’s founders.

“My parents started Lizard’s Thicket in 1977, and their legacy has partially been in inspiring our family to give back to the community that has given so much to us,” said Bobby Williams, Chairman of Lizard’s Thicket. “It seems fitting to give back to organizations of the Midlands that work to strengthen families and schools. We are especially proud that we’ll award a scholarship in honor of my parents to a deserving student who wants to work in the hospitality industry.” 

The Bob and Anna Tronco Williams scholarship fund are also accepting donations. More information, click here.

Lizard’s Thicket offered 40th-anniversary coffee mugs for $5 at each location beginning in September. Proceeds from sales of these mugs went to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, Sharing God’s Love and Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter and several local schools.

The newly renovated Elmwood Lizard’s Thicket, located at 818 Elmwood Avenue, is now open with greater parking, a fresh interior and exterior and a state-of-the-art kitchen.