Sonny’s Brings Back Founder’s Month Specials for Wednesdays in May 

From The Smoker May 1, 2024
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56 years of slow-smoked BBQ slathered in Southern hospitality. We wouldn’t be here without you, or our founder, Sonny Tillman. To celebrate this special month, we’ve got a gift for you every Wednesday in May. That’s right, our Founder’s Month Specials are back. 

Every Wednesday in May: Founder’s Month Specials 

It’s BBQ the way Sonny intended, and we’ve got deals on his favorites. Join us every Wednesday in May for $6 Pork Big Deals and $10 Pork & Rib Combos. Just think of them as your Founder’s Month party favors, just with less candy and more slow-smoked meat.   

What’s in a $6 Pork Big Deal? 

Our Pitmasters take our signature pulled or sliced pork and pile it on top of a buttery bun or toasty garlic bread. Then, you get your choice of a Sidekick and drink. Want to get a classic combination that Sonny would approve of? Get this: 

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich on a Bun 
  • BBQ Beans 
  • Sweet Tea 

What’s in a $10 Pork & Rib Combo? 

If you’re lookin’ for more of the meats that made us famous, this is the perfect plate. First, pick between Pulled or Sliced Pork, but next, you need to pick your style of St. Louis Ribs. You’ve got two options here too: Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribs. The former is glazed in our fan-favorite Sonny’s Sweet BBQ Sauce, while the latter is a flavorful, spice-infused bite. 

You get two Sidekicks and your choice of bread with this plate. Again, do you need some help deciding? Go with this combo: 

  • Pulled Pork 
  • Sweet & Smokey Ribs 
  • Mac & Cheese 
  • Coleslaw 
  • Garlic Bread 

The OG Pitmaster 

Sure, the Founder’s Month Specials are great, but it’s called Founder’s Month for a reason, and that’s Sonny Tillman, the original Pitmaster. On May 16, 1968, Sonny began cookin’ up BBQ at the original Sonny’s on Waldo Road in Gainesville, Florida. In fact, you can still visit that location today. It may look a little different from your local Sonny’s, but we wanted to preserve the legacy that Sonny started.  

In fact, if you head inside, there’s a lot of history on those walls. Be sure to check out the back for a timeline of our story. Remember the “how it started and how it’s going” meme a few years back? Yeah, it’s like that, just with a lot more detail and BBQ. 

Hat’s Off to 68 Years 

It wouldn’t be a birthday party without a surprise, right? So, while you’re enjoyin’ those Founder’s Month Specials, get ready to top off the celebration on Founder’s Day, May 18. Want more hints? Be sure to follow us on social, because trust us, this is a lot more fun than Pin the Tail on the Donkey. 

Well, it looks like it’s time for us to fire up the smoker to get the party goin’. Happy Founder’s Month and thank you all for 56 years full of memories. Here’s to many more. 

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