Competition Teams

Nothin' like a little competition to keep your skills sharp.

Competition Is In Our Blood

Any BBQ joint worth a lick thinks they make the best BBQ. From time to time, we all get together to try to prove it. They’re called BBQ competitions. And when you’re a Pitmaster, you live for these battles, and the trophies and braggin’ rights that come with winnin’ ’em. There are currently four BBQ competition teams led by Sonny’s Pitmasters that compete, and frequently win, at the national level. So when we say we serve award-winnin’ BBQ, we ain’t just blowin’ smoke.

Bull Rush BBQ Team

Based out of Orlando, Florida, and led by Sonny’s Head Pitmaster, Bryan Mroczka, the Bull Rush BBQ team constantly takes top honors at the nation’s most prestigious BBQ competitions. Pork. Beef. Chicken. Turkey. You name it, they smoke it amazingly. And have the trophies to prove it.

Bull Rush BBQ Team Team Awards

  • Grand Champion Old Florida Festival – 2017 Bull Rush BBQ Team Apopka, FL
  • Grand Champion Smokin’ Pig Fest – 2016 Bull Rush BBQ Team
  • Grand Champion Baddest BBQ on the Bone - 2016 Bull Rush BBQ Team
  • Grand Champion Fitzgerald BBQ Fest - 2016 Bull Rush BBQ Team
  • Grand Champion Cocoa Village BBQ and Blues - 2016 Bull Rush BBQ Team Cocoa Village
  • Grand Champion 3 Rivers BBQ Fest - 2016 Bull Rush BBQ Team
  • Grand Champion Smoke On The Water - 2016 Bull Rush BBQ Team Thomaston
  • Grand Champion Oviedo BBQ Blowout – 2015 Bull Rush BBQ Team Oviedo Florida
  • Grand Champion FBA Fun Cook - 2013 Bull Rush BBQ Team
  • Grand Champion Downtown Orlando BBQ Cookoff – 2013 Bull Rush BBQ Team Orlando, FL

Upcoming Competitions

  • 08/12/2017 2:00 pm Sam's Club Local by the KCBS N. Charleston, SC
  • 08/31/2017 12:00 am American Royal Invitational by KCBS Kansas City, MO
  • 09/22/2017 12:00 am Murphysboro BBQ Cookoff Murphysboro, IL
  • 09/30/2017 12:00 am Porktoberque by FBA Dothan, AL
  • 09/30/2017 12:00 am Porktoberque by KCBS Dothan, AL

We don't just enter BBQ battles.
We host 'em.

We not talkin' about some puny backyard BBQ battle, either. We're talkin' an annual, epic, two-day national BBQ invitation where the best of the best in BBQ compete for a $68,000 prize bounty. And fans get to catch the action live each year in Central Florida.

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You may not have the trophies, but your BBQ can still taste like a camp. Just order a bottle or two of our signature sauces. They're the same sauces you'll find in our restaurants and on our competition team rigs.

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