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Founded by Floyd "Sonny" Tillman back in 1968, Sonny's BBQ is a restaurant chain that originated in Gainesville, Florida. Since then, the franchise has been serving up its signature Southern-style BBQ to hungry patrons in 113 restaurants across nine Southeastern states.
The menu features a wide variety of tasty barbeque items—buffalo wings, pulled pork, beef brisket, sliced pork, baby back ribs, and St. Louis style ribs. They also offer burgers, salads, and numerous sides. Like many Southern restaurants, Sonny's is known for their excellent appetizers. Options include fried okra, fried pickles, wings, and corn nuggets. However, if you are curious about the chain's signature app, consider ordering the Redneck Egg Rolls. The rolls are generously stuffed with pork, coleslaw, and cheese, and are served with a smoky ranch. Regulars rave about them! They are unique to Sonny's and are even trademarked. One cool feature that Sonny's BBQ offers to their customers is what they call the "Art of BBQ." This online informational guide explains in detail, how each cut of meat is selected and prepared. Barbeque aficionados or wanna-be pitmasters will appreciate the free lessons that openly share their specific methods of preparation and meat-smoking techniques. It's a very interesting read!
Last, folks that dine-in appreciate that Sonny's offers a selection of four different sauces that are available on each table. This allows each patron to dress up their BBQ exactly how they please. Cover image via Wikimedia Commons by Michael Rivera (CC BY-SA 4.0).