Sonny's BBQ

Top 500 Chains

Sonny's BBQ

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A neighborhood joint offering slow-smoked barbecue and generous portions

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The chain offers generous portions of slow-smoked barbecue fare

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The specialty FSR category includes subsegments like barbecue, fondue and small global cuisines.