This midscale chain offers Southern-style barbecue finished in a live pit. The smoked meats are served family-style on platters. All the restaurants are freestanding, designed to resemble barbecue shacks, with interiors that boast a down-home country look and feel. Branded sauces and merchandise are sold online. Bono’s also operates a fast-casual spinoff, Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q.
|2014 Systemwide Sales||$30,300,000*|
|% Change in Sales||11.8%|
|2014 U.S. Units||22|
|% Change in Units||15.8%|
|2014 Average Unit Volume||$1,500,000*|
|% Change in AUV||1.0%|
|Future 50 Year||2015|