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Sonny’s BBQ FAQs

General Questions

What time does Sonny’s BBQ open?

All Sonny’s are open by 11AM, but check out our locations page for your specific restaurant’s hours.

What time does Sonny’s BBQ close?

Close times vary by location. Check out our locations page for your restaurant’s hours.

What delivery and takeout options does Sonny’s offer?

Curbside, takeout, and drive thru at some locations.

Does Sonny’s have a waitlist?

No. Just stop on by and we’ll be ready to serve you.

Does Sonny’s allow for reservations?

No, but you can always call ahead if you have a big party.

When does Happy Hour start?

Happy Hours vary by location. Visit our locations page for more info from your local Sonny’s.

How many Sonny’s BBQ locations are there?

We have 92 Sonny’s locations across the southeast waiting to serve you.

Where is the closest Sonny’s BBQ?

Visit our locations page to find your local Sonny’s.

Where did Sonny’s BBQ originate?

Founder Sonny Tillman opened the first Sonny’s BBQ on Waldo Road in Gainesville, FL. Visit our about page to learn more about our smokin’ legacy.

Who owns Sonny’s BBQ?

Sonny’s BBQ restaurants are independently owned and operated.

What is Sonny’s BBQ corporate phone number?


Who is the CEO of Sonny’s BBQ?

James Yarmuth

How do you become a pitmaster?

First, it starts with joinin’ the Sonny’s family. Then, it’s time to enroll in the Pit Academy. This multi-day course teaches you everything about Sonny’s, barbecue and even gets you competing with your fellow Pitmasters-in-training. The Pit Academy wraps up with a written test. Once you pass, you’re officially a Pitmaster!

How old do you have to be to work at Sonny’s BBQ?

Age requirements for hiring vary by location. Visit our careers page to learn more.

Where to buy Sonny’s gift cards?

Sonny’s gift cards can be purchased in-restaurant or online.

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Menu Questions

What is the pork big deal at Sonny’s BBQ?

A Pulled or Sliced Pork Sandwich, served with one Sidekick and a drink.

What is Sonny’s Big Deal Combo?

A BBQ Sandwich, served with one Sidekick and a drink.

What kind of bread does Sonny’s serve?

Garlic bread and cornbread

Does Sonny’s offer a bottomless salad bar?

No, but we do have a selection of fresh salad entrees for you to choose from.

What are the lunch specials at Sonny’s?

Lunch specials vary by location. Be sure to join our ‘Q Crew for all the latest deals and offers.

What is BBQ sauce made of?

Vinegar, brown sugar, tomato paste, and spices.

How long is BBQ sauce good for in the fridge?

When stored in the fridge, opened bbq sauce will last for six months.

Where can I find the nutrition information for Sonny’s menu?

Nutritional information can be found on the Sonny’s BBQ website. 

Sonny’s BBQ FAQs

Catering Questions

How much is Sonny’s BBQ catering?

Catering prices vary by location and are customized to your needs. Visit our catering page to learn more.

How much is catering for a wedding?

Sonny’s caters everything from backyard to black-tie and can tailor a menu for almost any budget. Contact your local Sonny’s to discuss our Signature BBQ, specialty options, hors d’oeuvres, and bar services.

How much BBQ should I order per person?

The amount of BBQ per person will vary. Generally, a pound of our sliced or pulled meats with feed 3-4 people. A pound of St. Louis Ribs will feed roughly 2 people. A whole chicken will feed 2-4 people. For BBQ by the pound, or small sides feed 3-4 people, medium sides feed 6-8, and large feed 16-20.

How many people does a rack of ribs feed?

We sell our St. Louis Ribs by the pound and estimate that a pound feeds about 2 people. Our Baby back Ribs are sold by the rack and will feed 1-2 people depending on appetite.

How many pounds of ribs should I order per person?

Generally, a pound of Ribs will feed 2 people.

How much pulled pork should I order per person?

Generally, a pound of Pulled Pork will feed 3-4 people.

How many pounds of brisket should I order per person?

Generally, a pound of Brisket will feed 3-4 people.