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! 


Dec 16 5 pm - 8 pm

Sonny's Food Truck at Health & Hope Clinic

Health & Hope Clinic in Escambia County, FL

Tuesday, December 16th from 5-8 p.m., Sonny's is partnering with Florida Blue (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.) for a holiday event at the Health & Hope Clinic. This clinic provides accessible and equitable primary and preventative care to the uninsured and medically underserved in Escambia County, Florida.  They rely on donors and volunteers to continue their mission of "providing health and hope to the hurting."  

The Sonny's food truck will provide food and drinks for the patients, staff and volunteers and Florida Blue will distribute holiday gifts.

Nov 15 11 am -

Taste of Orlando

Waterford Lakes Town Center

Shopping and food, it doesn’t get much better than that.  Come out to Waterford Lakes Town Center to enjoy the local tastes of Orlando.  Sonny’s will be serving samples of our delicious Sweet Carolina Sandwich.

Wristbands on sale. Advance $15 ($ for children). Day Of: $20 ($10 for children)

Nov 13 5 pm -

Taste of Apopka

555 Lake Border Drive

Sonny’s the expert at Sweet & Savory.  Come join us at Taste of Apopka’s Food and Business Expo at Century Link on Lake Border Drive.  You won’t want to all of the fun or Sonny’s Sweet Carolina Sandwich. For more info & Tickets:

Nov 13 10:30 am -

PALS Golf Tourney

Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club

Sonny’s is sponsoring the Cadillac Invitational Golf Tournament supporting Partners in Adolescent Lifestyle Support (PALS).  Join the cause at Haile Plantation Golf and Country club on November 13th.  

Lunch is provided by Sonny’s for both Golfers and Volunteers.

9905 SW 44 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608

Ticket Pricing Available at the following site:  

Oct 18 12 pm -

UCF Football

UCF Brighthouse Stadium - Orlando

Come out and help Sonny’s BBQ cheer on the UCF Knights as they take on Tulane! Sonny’s will be at the Brighthouse Stadium handing out giveaways to UCF students, alumni and fans. We hope to see you there! The game starts at 12pm!