Press

  • Who Will Be Crowned Burger Battle Champs? (6/3/2014) - Smokey Bones Holds 4th Annual Nationwide Burger Battle for Charities
  • How to Play Hooky in March (3/14/2014) - The college hoops tourney is a seasonal ailment that afflicts millions of Americans every March. And according to a survey conducted by the job outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., in just the first two days of the tournament it will cost U.S. employers more than $134 million through lost productivity as a result of employees watching games at work. The good news is that this condition is easily treatable, but it requires a day of rest at a place with plenty of smoked wings and HD televisions. Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is the recommended treatment center — and this year, it’s offering ways for those afflicted to get out of work for a speedy recovery.
  • Nation’s Biggest Charity Thanksgiving Dinner Gets Bigger (11/1/2013) - Making the annual Thanksgiving meal is a big task. But imagine if the meal had to serve 15,000 people, and consisted of 4,000 pounds of turkey, 3,000 pounds of ham, 800 gallons of gravy, plus all the fixings. This is the meal Jason Gronlund, VP of Culinary at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, will be preparing along with an army of volunteers for the annual Helpings From The Heart Thanksgiving Feast in Orlando, Florida. Fortunately, Gronlund has experience in serving up thousands of meals on Thanksgiving, with this being his 18th year making the meal for the Salvation Army.
  • Smokey Bones Names Robin Muller SVP of Operations & Tom Porfiris Senior Director of Operations (10/1/2013) - Robin Muller, who has led restaurant operations for three decades with several leading multi-unit brands, has joined Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill as Senior Vice President of Operations, the company announced today. Tom Porfiris, previously Director of Operations for the casual dining chain, has been promoted to Senior Director of Operations, reporting directly to Muller.
  • Firing Up A New Smokey Bones: First New Restaurant Opening Since 2006 Set for Long Island in Spring 2014 (9/5/2013) - Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill has rekindled its edgy positioning in casual dining. And now, the company is focused on igniting growth – with a plan to open new restaurants throughout the country. This week, Smokey Bones announces its first new restaurant opening since 2006 – to be located on Long Island in Bay Shore, New York. Smokey Bones’ 66th restaurant (all company owned and operated) is set to fire up its grill in spring 2014.
  • Party Like It’s 1999: Smokey Bones Holds Big Birthday Bash for Customers (9/1/2013) - 1999 was an interesting year. Ricky Martin topped the charts with Livin’ La Vida Loca, the Euro currency was introduced in Europe, programmers were busy trying to stop the Y2K bug from bringing down computer networks, and Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill opened its doors to guests.
  • Fans Prep for NFL Season at Smokey Bones Led in Tailgate Drills by Legends of the Game on Aug 25 (8/17/2013) - NFL players aren’t the only ones getting ready for the kickoff of the NFL season. Fans are also conditioning to get into game-day shape. But instead of sprints and scrimmages, fans are perfecting their tailgating skills by lifting glasses and filling plates. And to help fans get into shape, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is hosting a Tailgate Kickoff Party on Sunday, August 25th from 1 - 4 p.m. at all of its locations across the country.