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|Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill|
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Barbeque Integrated Inc. (or simply Smokey Bones and doing business as Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill) is an American casual dining restaurant chain. Owned by Barbeque Integrated Inc. and under the umbrella of Sun Capital Partners, Smokey Bones is headquartered in Aventura, Florida. The first Smokey Bones restaurant opened in Orlando in 1999 (JOBS) under its then owners, Darden Restaurants, Inc.. As of August 2015, Smokey Bones has 66 restaurants in 16 Eastern states.
On May 5, 2007, it was announced that Darden Restaurants was selling Smokey Bones. The chain was sold to Barbeque Integrated Inc., in December 2007 for approximately $80 million.
On August 4, 2015, Ryan Esko was named CEO of Smokey Bones.
- "Smokey Bones Names Ryan Esko as CEO" (Press release). PR Newswire. August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- "Sun Capital Partners, Inc. | Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill". Sun Capital Partners. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- "Darden Restaurants Offers Barbecue Chain For Sale, Better Positioning Casual Dining Leader For Future Growth" (Press release). Darden Restaurants, Inc. May 5, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2012.