Sonny’s BBQ Hours

Created by Floyd “Sonny” Tillman in Gainesville, Florida, in 1968, Sonny’s BBQ is a Barbecue Restaurant Chain.

It was bought by Bob Yarmuth in 1991 and is still today the owner and CEO of that company. Sonny’s BBQ is based in Maitland, Florida, now contains eleven restaurants in nine southeastern states. The restaurant is a south-faced BBQ restaurant.

What are Sonny’s BBQ opening times?

Monday11:00 AM-9:30 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM-9:30 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM-9:30 PM
Thursday11:00 AM-9:30 PM
Friday11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Sunday11:00 AM-9:30 PM

Is Sonny’s BBQ open today? – Yes, it is.

What are Sonny’s BBQ hours today? – See Sonny’s BBQ opening times above

Is Sonny’s BBQ open tomorrow? Yes

Is Sonny’s BBQ open on Sunday? Yes, it’s open.

Sonny’s BBQ closing time

What’s Sonny’s BBQ closing time? Usually, it closes at 09:30 PM.


On April 17, 1968, Sonny’s Real Pit-Bar-B-Q was created, beginning with a one-stop Waldo Road in Gainesville, Florida by Floyd “Sonny” Tillman and his wife, Lucille.

In 1977, the company started franchising a pork menu, beef, chicken, bean, and other nine years later. In 1988, Sonny BBQ expanded to 77 restaurants in six nations, and Tillman sold it to foreign investors. Bob Yarmuth bought the company in 1991.

During the 2000s, Sonny’s was the United States’ biggest restaurant BBQ chain with some 150 restaurants in nine states. There were 125 franchised restaurants operating in 2011. In 2012 its headquarters relocated to Winter Park, Florida. In 2013, Sonny’s Real Pit-Bar-Q changed its name to Sonny’s BBQ.

The Greater Atlanta Bar-B-Q (only the franchisee from Metro Atlanta to Sonny’s) filed a banking defense for Chapter 11 at ten locations on September 25, 2008.

Four of them are closed and are worried about another restaurant’s profitability following the closure of Bennigan and Steak & Ale Restaurant Group’s Metromedia restaurant chain. However, Chapter 11 was concluded during the first week of June 2009 by bankruptcy.

All three Sonny sites in Florida’s more prominent Daytona Beach district were closed on October 15, 2008. On December 1, 2009, the restaurant Tifton, Georgia, had a dispute with Sonny over the imagery and icons in the restaurant and employees’ clothes and became known as Smokehouse Restaurants.

Sonny’s BBQ Holiday Hours – Open

January 21Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14Valentine’s Day
February 18President’s Day
March 5Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
March 17St. Patrick’s Day
April 19Good Friday
April 22Easter Monday
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 27Memorial Day
July 04Independence Day
June 16Father’s Day
May 12Mother’s Day
September 02Labor Day
October 14Columbus Day
October 31Halloween
November 11Veterans Day
November 28Thanksgiving Day
November 29Black Friday
December 24Christmas Eve
December 26Day after Christmas
January 01New Year’s Day
December 31New Year’s Eve

Sonny’s BBQ Holiday Hours – Closed

April 21Easter Sunday
December 25Christmas Day

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Mission and vision

Every August 14, the restaurant celebrates the birthday of Sonny Tillman as a special event. Tillman maintained ownership of the original Sonny’s BBQ, despite selling his franchise, until 2011, after he gave up his franchise.

Then he continued to engage in large openings, often promotional activities, and other events. Sonny’s Spontaneous BBQ activities provide events that give neighborhood sponsors and volunteers a BBQ feast at individual restaurants. From October 12, 2016, the company has called it National Pulled Pork Day, which takes place in all Sonny locations.

The southern-style Sonny BBQ menu includes pulled pork, sliced swine, baby ribs back, buffalo wings, ribs of St. Louis style, and brisk beef; burgers, snacks, and sides.

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