In The Community

Whether it was one location in ’68, or 124 and counting today, Sonny’s has been, and always will be, a local BBQ joint. But being local isn’t just about where you’re located. It’s about where you’re rooted. And every Sonny’s location is deeply rooted in the communities we serve.


Spreading the spirit of BBQ is all about giving back to the people who mean something to us. And since you’re like family to us, we want to be like family for you too! That’s why Sonny’s BBQ Franchise owner, Edward Titen and his management team created BBQ to the Rescue, a not for profit organization that helps raise funds for people who are in need of a helping hand.

The smoker on wheels, designed specifically for BBQ to the Rescue, is sent out into the Palm Harbor, Largo and New Port Richey communities to spread the spirit of BBQ. The truck is sent out with the goal to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. By raising funds, Sonny’s BBQ is supporting the people who have helped support us all these years. We aim to do this by donating 100% of the proceeds made at each BBQ to the Rescue event to a specific cause – and in turn, help ease the burden of life’s tough obstacles for these deserving people.

The passion behind BBQ to the Rescue stems from our desire to make the biggest difference we can for the people we care about the most. Sonny’s BBQ donates the truck, the food and the time to make sure that happens. All you need to do is show up and enjoy some delicious BBQ! 


May 22 & 23

Central Florida's BBQ Blow Out - Presented by Sonny's BBQ

Oviedo Mall

Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout is smokin’ ready for its third year! This Florida BBQ Association- sanctioned event will be held at the Oviedo Mall on May 22nd 6pm-10pm and 23rd 10am-6pm, 2015. BBQ Blowout has quickly become a signature event in the community and also is for a great cause. Sonny's BBQ is the presenting sponsor and also has three teams compeiting. Be sure to stop by and checkit out! 

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Mar 18 4:30 pm - 8 pm

Blood Drive at Tallahassee Sonny's

1460 Timberlane Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312

Sonny's BBQ on Timberlane Rd in Tallahassee in hosting a blood drive. Come out from 4:30 pm - 8 pm & be part of this great event.

Mar 01

Sonny's Sunday with FSU Baseball

Dick Howser Stadium - Tallahassee, FL

Every Sunday home game, Sonny's is hosting Sonny’s Sundays at Dick Howser Stadium (FSU’s baseball stadium).  Attendees can purchase a pulled chicken sandwich with a side of either baked beans or coleslaw, and a bottled coke product for $8.00. We're located at the entry way of the field right beside the ticket office. We hope to see you there!

Feb 25 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Chili for Charity

Winter Park Farmers Market

Restaurants and caterers around the area are perfecting their chili recipes for this annual Chili cook-off.  Pay $25 in advance or $30 at the door for a fun night of live jazz music, drinks, dessert, and, of course, delicious chili. Sonny’s will be serving up our delicious white chicken chili and we would love for you to give it a try.  All net proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Winter Park Foundation, which provides grants to over 30 charities a year.  

5:30-8pm, Winter Park Farmers Market

Feb 14 & 15

Old Florida Outdoor Festival

Apopka, FL

This two day event has it all, hunting, fishing, shooting sports, art, activities for the kids; even Dock Dogs jumping contest.   Country artists Joe Nichols and Montgomery Gentry will be performing at the Northwest Recreation Center’s Amphitheater.  Not to mention the natural sounds of the great outdoors!  Sonny’s is most excited about the food.  Sonny’s is the proud presenting sponsor of the BBQ and competition.