Friday, December 4, 2020

Clinton Gets a New Restaurant

 The city of Clinton issued the following statement. 

 Sonny’s BBQ announces their newest location in Clinton, Miss. on Hampstead Place at Hampstead Blvd.

This will be the second Sonny’s BBQ location for the metro Jackson Area and first in the nation immediately adjacent to an exit along Interstate 20. Sonny’s BBQ Clinton location will mark the first new location of ACG BBQ’s expansion into the Mississippi market

Founded by Sonny Tillman in Gainesville, Florida in 1968, Sonny's BBQ menu has Southern style barbecue including pulled pork, sliced pork, baby back ribs, buffalo wings, St. Louis style ribs, and beef brisket; along with burgers, appetizers and sides.

We are excited about the opportunity to bring Sonny's BBQ to Clinton,” stated Scott Frantz, President of ACG BBQ (franchise of Sonny's BBQ). “Mayor Fisher has made sure that Clinton stays at the top of our list as we continued to work through the process of evaluating new locations. He is a true advocate for the community and made a strong case for expanding our brand with a location in Clinton.”

The new Sonny’s features all the latest amenities and design elements from the barbecue restaurant chain, including a full bar, drive-thru and a new salad bar design. The new design will be the second location to feature Sonny’s new restaurant concept, following ACG’s location in Pace, FL.

The build out is expected to begin in early 2021, weather permitting, and the Grand Opening will be late 2021.

“I am extremely proud to welcome Sonny’s to Clinton. They will be an important fixture of our business community and partner as we continue to develop the Clinton restaurant market to serve our community and those who traverse the Interstate 20 corridor,” stated Mayor Phil Fisher. “This is another successful recruitment in our goal to expand the restaurant offerings at the Interstate 20 corridor and Hampstead Blvd.”

Clinton officials believe that the location along Hampstead is ideal for success of the new business and a prime location for future growth of additional businesses to the community.

The fact that a national group like ACG BBQ chose Clinton to bring a Sonny’s BBQ during the middle of the pandemic, makes an statement of the economic strength of our City and our incredible pro-business environment. We have more projects in the works that we hope to announce soon,” stated Gabriel Prado, Economic Development Director for Clinton.

 

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I always thought Sonny's was founded and created next to the old Holiday Inn Southwest on Highway 80, forty years ago.

Anonymous said...

@7:06 - you must be a native Missippian - they think everything was invented here.

Anonymous said...

7:06 -- Sonny's has been a longtime business in Brandon and was once on Hwy 80 in Jackson, but those locations were locally owned franchises. Sonny's originated in Florida many, many years ago. a lot of food went through those Mississippi doors.

Anonymous said...

Hillbilly and Hildabeast own a restaurant? I bet the food is to die for.

Anonymous said...

Clinton has good government leadership and law enforcement, and it shows when entities such as Sonny's choose Clinton over the many other potential locations.

Fan Dango said...

They got the second best brisket there is. Moist, lotsa smoke, not overcooked. Only my 48-hour marinated, slow-smoked with pecan can top it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we won't have to wear masks by the late 2012 opening date. WTF am I saying, we will be wearing masks for the next 4 years at least.

Anonymous said...

this should do fine---as long as it gets built.

ive lived here for 20 years-a lot gets announced but half the time it does not get built. recent examples include: steak and shake (next to home depot), cook out (next to mcalisters deli), a 50 store shopping center across the street from MC....

Anonymous said...

hey 9:40am, feel free to move your ass to Mary-town.

Anonymous said...

I wold opt for Marytown in a New York minute, but wonder why not Metro Center???

Anonymous said...

9:40 nails it. Clinton is awesome at making press releases.

Louis LeFleur said...

9:26, "late 2012" was 8 years ago. We're going to assume you are dyslexic or on something. 😁

Anonymous said...

Good for Clinton!

Anonymous said...

Is this another restaurant to enable Mississippians to keep the No. 1 ranking in obesity in the US?

Anonymous said...

11:21. 940 again. i have a three minute commute for work. can’t give that up!


and i’ll stick to sylvesters on HWY18 for my bbq...

Anonymous said...

Are you jealous your skinny ass can't afford enough food to gain weight? Or maybe you're anorexic. I threw those two out there for fun, because the truth is your self-esteem is so low you have to continually degrade someone else to survive in your pathetic little world. Bless your heart.

Anonymous said...

On second thought, Sonny's on 80 was there fifty years ago.

Anonymous said...

This one is a franchise, as most are. The quality of food, service, and ambiance depends on the specific franchise.

I ate a location in Lakeland, Florida once, and it was filthy inside and the service was sketchy. I contacted corporate and they were very responsive and offered me a free dinner.

Former neighbors of ours in NE Florida own two restaurants and they are very nice.

Lakeland was the only bad experience of the half-dozen or so locations where we have dined.

Anonymous said...

Sonny's on 80 was there 20 years ago, or a lot less. And, it's not perfect, but it's good. I know a guy who grew up in FL and moved to a cold wet place. He drives 50 miles when he's down here TDY to go to Sonny's for a BBQ fix. Good to hear. Love me some Sonny's sometimes.

Anonymous said...

IMO, the best BBQ in the Jackson area was the old Pyramid on Robinson Road . . .
(a few blocks off West Capitol) back in the late 1980's.

I ruined many shirts as a result of their sauce.

But . . . three hours at the Ramada Coliseum happy hour may have had something to with that.

Anonymous said...

@9:21: Fan Dango, please share your recipe with us. I am still searching for the best brisket recipe. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Yes, please post 9:21's brisket recipe. I've asked Santa for an offset wood smoker for Christmas and want to cook a brisket when it arrives. (Those good quality smokers are expensive!)

Anonymous said...

Someone who doesn't know how to smoke meat is getting an expensive smoker from Santa. First thing he does is cut a limb off his neighbor's pecan tree. What could go wrong here?

Anonymous said...

10:16 AM. Get an Oklahoma Joe Bronco or Bronco Pro. So easy to use and works perfect. Join the Facebook groups and cook away.

KK said...

Google How to BBQ Right - Malcom Reed. He has a very good Texas brisket recipe

Anonymous said...

@12:04 - I'm 66 years old and have been smoking meat including brisket in our Big Green Egg for many years. I smoked a 17 pound spatchcocked turkey to go with the fresh Maine lobsters we steamed for T'giving. We live on and own a tree farm with hickory, oak, pecan, apple, peach and persimmon wood at our fingertips, so to speak. No need to raid a neighbor for wood, and brisket recipes are actually a dime a dozen. But I'll check out KF's suggestion of Malcom Reed. Dry rub is the only way to go, based on my experience.

@5:19 - You're the second person to recommend Oklahoma Joe. I'll have hubby/Santa check it out.

KF - Please start a smoked meats thread for us foodies who love to cook!


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