It was the summer of ‘68 in Gainesville, Florida, when Sonny Tillman fired up his smoker to open the first Sonny’s BBQ with a mission to spread Southern hospitality through BBQ. Fifty years later, this mission is still the same .
By the end of 2016, McDonald’s had amassed 36,900 retail shops globally, Burger King 15,738 outlets, and Pizza Hut 11,000 eateries. While burger and pizza chains have expanded exponentially, consider some of the largest barbecue chains in the U.
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q is updating its image, and it is doing so by tapping into its roots. Franchisees cheered the unveiling of the revamped Sonny’s BBQ that includes the new name, logo, décor, and prototype restaurant.
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 the barbecue restaurant.