Press - Smokey Bones


  • SMOKEY BONES NAMES RYAN ESKO AS CEO (8/4/2015)- Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, a full-service bar and fire grill restaurant operating 66 locations and employing 3,700 people, today announced the appointment of Ryan Esko as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Esko joins Smokey Bones from Sun Capital Partners, Inc., the private investment firm whose affiliate owns the company and […]
  • SMOKEY BONES BAR & FIRE GRILL EXPANDS WITH FIRST CHICAGOLAND LOCATION (6/15/2015)- ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – June 2, 2015 – Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill will open the doors to its 66th location on Monday, July 13, with the restaurant brand’s first opening in the Chicagoland area. Located within the Randhurst Village shopping center in Mount Prospect, Ill., the Randhurst Smokey Bones will offer its trademark […]
  • Smokey Bones to Host Fisher House Foundation Partnership Launch Event (5/19/2015)- Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill will host a night of family fun on June 3, from 5-8pm, at the Smokey Bones in Brandon, Fl., kicking off the restaurant’s initiative to raise $50,000 for military charity, Fisher House Foundation. The foundation provides temporary free lodging so families can be close to their loved ones during […]
  • Smokey Bones & Fisher House Foundation Announce Charity Partnership (5/7/2015)- Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill will donate up to $50,000 this summer to Fisher House Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one receives medical treatment. The casual dining restaurant, with deep military ties, entered into partnership with Fisher House […]
  • Smokey Bones To Open Three New Restaurants in 2015 (2/23/2015)- Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is igniting company growth with a plan for new restaurants in several U.S. markets. Three new restaurants are set to open in 2015—the first in Peabody, MA on March 9, the second in Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Chicago) in late July, and a third location along the East Coast with […]
  • Smokey Bones Honors Veterans (11/6/2014)- Tuesday, November 11 is Veterans Day and Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is honoring those who have served our country all day long with an “on the house” menu tailored by Executive Chef Jason Gronlund, himself a veteran of the United States Army.
  • Firing Up A New Smokey Bones (10/22/2014)- First New Restaurant Opening Since 2006 Set for Peabody, MA in First Quarter 2015
  • 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.