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It has been seven years since Smokey Bones has opened a new restaurant, but the Orlando, Fla.-based company will end that streak next spring when it opens a location in Bay Shore.
The 8,100-square foot restaurant will feature its “new look” and will have a guest seating capacity of 365, feature two open-air patio areas, along with newly designed, modernized brand elements throughout the eatery.
“We have worked diligently over the past several months to re-emphasize the fun and edgy environment that makes Smokey Bones such a great dining destination,” said Chris Artinian, president & CEO of Smokey Bones.
“Our atmosphere, in conjunction with our focus on Service Excellence and Best in Food, has made Smokey Bones the ‘go-to’ in casual dining restaurants, as opposed to the ‘me-too’ within the heavily saturated category. This has enabled us to grow – both internally, through our culture, and externally, as we identify and seek out restaurant opportunities in a number of markets throughout the country,” he added.
Each Smokey Bones location offers a full-service bar and fire-grill restaurant. The company operates 65 locations in 17 states and employs nearly 4,000 people.
It is owned by an affiliate of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sun Capital Partners, whose portfolio of restaurants also includes Boston Market, Friendly’s, Sweet Tomatoes, Fazoli’s, Bar Louie and other restaurant brands representing approximately 2,000 locations and more than $2.0 billion in sales.