Sonny’s BBQ names Chief Kindness Officer

CKO inspires employees, guests to be kind and recognize kindness  Maitland, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sonny’s BBQ has announced its first-ever Chief Kindness Officer (CKO). The CKO will help spread kindness by introducing initiatives that engage and inspire people to be kind…
Sonny’s BBQ Unveils 24k Gold Ribs That No Money Can Buy

Barbecue Restaurant Celebrates 50th Anniversary with National Sweepstakes and Ignites Giving Through Social Media to Donate 100,000 Meals   Maitland, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  In the summer of ‘68, Sonny Tillman fired up his smoker and opened the first Sonny’s BBQ in…
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Unveils New Branding

New name, logo, décor changes, store design embrace roots, barbecue culture Winter Park, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q®, one of the nation’s leading barbecue restaurants, is updating its image by tapping into its roots. Franchisees cheered the unveiling of…
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Cooking Up Big Changes

Major Announcements Planned at National Franchise Convention Winter Park, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Anticipation and interest are building in the lead up to the annual Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q® Summer Convention, where company executives will unveil details of a brand refresh for…
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Names Marketing, Operations VPs

National Marketing Executives Promise to Bring New Attitude to Brand Winter Park, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q® has brought in a pair of heavy hitters in the worlds of operations and marketing to oversee changes in the venerable restaurant…

Located at 650 Broadway in Bangor in the former home of Jimmy V’s Sandwich Shop, Moe’s Original Bar B Que is set to open at the beginning of April. (RestaurantNews.com)  Located at 650 Broadway in Bangor in the former home…

While fast food and family dining restaurant sales have plummeted in the recession, fast casual restaurants – the kind VooDoo BBQ & Grill is committed to – have grown in popularity, according to a recent ABC News story. The article…

Rudy’s Adds $1 for Every New “Like” on Facebook and Twitter Follower from November 28th through December 7th and Drive Online Votes for Davis Lakeway, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q® declares Wednesday, December 7th, as a day to…

For barbecue aficionados in Chicago, the summer of 2010 went beyond fever pitch — they were inexplicable times. In a 10-week span between late June and Labor Day, seven barbecue restaurants opened, from Gary to Chicago’s Gold Coast. “It really…

Local franchise owners Ian and Maureen Wiber are very excited to be able to bring Woody’s to Barrie and invite all their friends and everyone in Barrie to their restaurant to eat the way they do in the south. Local…

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. announces it has opened its two newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurants in Reno and Henderson, Nevada. These new openings mark a total of six Famous Dave’s locations in Nevada. Commenting on the Reno restaurant at 4925…

Shane’s Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands company, today announces the launch of the “Tender Loving Chicken” television ad campaign, which reveals the company’s best kept secret — premium, white meat, whole, fresh (never frozen), chicken tenders — served either hand-breaded…

Texas-based Dickey’s Barbecue, the largest barbecue chain in the country, is well-known for their hot pit-smoked barbecue meats, free ice cream and free big yellow cups— with a strong presence on the East Coast, the franchise is expanding in South…

Texas-based Dickey’s Barbecue, the largest barbecue chain in the country, is well-known for their hot pit-smoked barbecue meats, free ice cream and free big yellow cups— with a strong presence in the northern states, the franchise is expanding in Minnesota…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Highlands Ranch location will hold their Grand Opening event Friday, February 25th, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. where patrons can…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Brentwood location will hold their Grand Opening event Thursday, February 24th, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. where patrons can also…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Meridian location will hold their Grand Opening event Friday, February 18th, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. where patrons can also…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Pharr location will hold their Grand Opening event Friday, February 18th, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. where patrons can also…

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) is introducing new menu items, including six new Citrus Grill BBQ platters (Grilled Salmon, Grilled Shrimp, Steak Tenderloins, Naked Ribs, Pork Tenderloin, and Grilled Chicken) that have less than 600 calories. Top any of…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is defying the rules of fast-casual and quick-serve formats once again as they maximize each location’s potential with six revenue streams. “We are fast-casual but we are also quick-service since our meats are smoked overnight in every…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Rock Springs location will hold their Grand Opening event Friday February 11th, serving up hot pit-smoked meats, home-style sides and one dollar big barbecue sandwiches for all. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. where patrons can…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest and fastest growing barbecue chain in the country announces their plan to arrive in Louisiana as the company enters their first franchise agreement in the state. “We started in Texas, now we in all four…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Cedar Park is sponsoring the first Super Saturday Doggie Bowl 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.   The event will benefit the Humane Society of Williamson County.   “We wanted to sponsor and host an event…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers a spicy spin on their polish sausage recipe to customers beginning Tuesday in all locations across the country. Spicy Cheddar Sausage has proven to be a hit among customers in testing phases, according to officials. “Spicy…

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest and fastest growing barbecue chain in the country, continues their expansion in Mississippi as they open a new location in Meridian this Wednesday. The new Dickey’s is located at 103 South Frontage Rd., Suite 200…