Bubba's gets its name from co-owner, Mark "Bubba" Presnell. He is a native of Yancey County and he attended Mountain Heritage High School, graduating in 1988. He has always been involved in sports, whether it be playing in high school and college to coaching in Youth League. He was also a softball coach for his daughter's travel ball teams. It has been a dream of his for many years to open a restaurant in Burnsville that would "showcase" our youth in Yancey County. He worked for Sagebrush for 9 years before moving back to Burnsville. He is married to Tamara Presnell, assistant principal at East Yancey Middle School and they have two daughters, Sarah and Hannah.