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! 


Sep 20

University of Central Florida Football

Brighthouse Stadium - Orlando

Come out and help Sonny’s BBQ cheer on the UCF Knights as they take on Bethune-Cookman! Sonny’s will be at the Brighthouse Stadium handing out giveaways to UCF students, alumni and fans. We hope to see you there!

Sep 16 7 pm -

George O'Leary Show

UCF Brighthouse Stadium - Orlando

This year, Sonny’s BBQ will be one of the vendors providing food for fans at the George O’Leary Show at the UCF Brighthouse Stadium. At the radio show, aired live with an audience, Coach O’Leary discusses previous game strategy, upcoming opponents and even answers questions from listeners. This week, he’ll focus on his plans to beat Bethune-Cookman on September 20. We hope to see you there for some delicious BBQ and football talk! 

Sep 13 6:00 pm -

Rock The Cradle Benefiting Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

Maryville College Alumni Gym

Please join Sonny's BBQ at Rock The Cradle Benefiting Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee on Saturday, Septemeber 13, 2014.This event will start at 6 pm in the Alumni Gym at Maryville College & will feature live music by Laurel Wright & Smooth Groove. You can purchase your tickets at Sonny's BBQ in Knoxville, Blount County Chamber of Commerce or The Daily Times. You won't want to miss this event!

Sep 13 4 pm -

University of florida football

Stephen C. O'Connell Center - Gate 2

Come support the Gators with Sonny’s BBQ as they take on the Kentucky Wildcats! We’ll be at the Gator IMG FanFest handing out awesome giveaways to Gator fans. Located by Gate 2 of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, FanFest activities will include games, contests, giveaways and tons of football fun. 

Sep 10 12:00 pm -

Mobile, AL Pitmaster Jimi Gruenloh does cooking demo


Be sure to tune into WKRG in Mobile, AL on Wendesday, Septemeber 10, 2014 at noon to see local pitmaster Jimi Gruenloh's cooking demo. You won't want to miss this segment featuring smoked chicken wings with Sonny's BBQ Alabama White Sauce. This recipe is perfect for all of your tailgating needs this year.