Clustered around Allen Purnell, a group of employees all answered at once when asked what they thought of their boss.
"He's gooo-od!" they chorused in unison as Purnell grinned the same easy-going grin he has made famous in his popular television commercials.
The group gaffawed when asked if they liked sausage.
"Sure do," said Robert Purnell, the youngest of the Purnell men who work at F.B. Purnell Sausage in Simpsonville.
"Well, he better," someone else said, amid more laughter.