Smokey Bones No More

Bad news for fans of barbecue chain Smokey Bones: They are going out of business. The chain’s corporate owners, Darden Restaurants—who also operate the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Bahama Breeze—announced that Smokey Bones is no more this past Friday. Both their Northeast Philadelphia and Langhorne locations closed over the weekend, as part of a nationwide closing of Smokey Bones restaurants. For their part, Darden claims that “where possible, we give employees of a closing restaurant opportunities to transfer to our other comapny restaurants.”

Smokey Bones [Official Site]
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Darden Restaurants [Official Site]

Smokey Bones No More