Former Morton’s The Steakhouse CEO Puts Smoked Twist on Holiday Favorite

The Brandon Smokey Bones (136 Brandon Town Center Drive) will be opening up at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will be open all night through Black Friday for customers who want to grab a bite to eat before they begin early bird shopping. The restaurant will be featuring its late night specials ($4 Pretzel Bones, $5 Smoked Wings & $6.99 Build-A-Burger, to name a few).

Just in time for the holiday season, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is today introducing smoked prime rib to its menu of signature fire-grilled favorites, for a limited time. Smoked in-restaurant over real hickory wood logs for several hours, the smoked prime rib is the newest culinary creation from Smokey Bones’ executive chef Mark Bibby, and President and CEO Chris Artinian, formerly of Morton’s The Steakhouse.

“We’re proud to be serving customers smoked prime rib – it is beautifully prepared, tastes delicious and is a tremendous value,” said Artinian. “Everyone knows prime rib is a seasonal favorite, but the smoked preparation we are offering makes this dish even more special. We can’t wait for the ‘wow’ moments with this meal – food quality is the biggest differentiator between the food at other casual dining restaurants and Smokey Bones.”

Available only Thursday through Sunday after 4 p.m. for a limited time, the smoked prime rib is seasoned with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. It is sliced to order, topped with au jus, and served with house-made creamed horseradish and two side dishes. The 10 oz. cut is $15.99 and the 14 oz. cut is $19.99. Bibby recommends pairing the prime rib with a baked potato and fresh steamed broccoli.

“If I was preparing a holiday dinner for my own family, I would make them this smoked prime rib,” said Bibby, who has worked for Smokey Bones for six years, and has spent a total of 16 years perfecting smoked meats. “If prime rib is one of your favorites, you’ve got to taste ours, with just the right amount of smoked flavor. It is something to celebrate.”

In addition to the prime rib, Smokey Bones has added a new dessert to its holiday menu – apple pecan crumble. The dessert is made with cinnamon-roasted sliced Jonathan apples, tossed with caramelized pecans and topped with butter crumble. Served straight-from-the-oven and a la mode, the crumble is large enough to share and reasonably priced at $5.99 for a limited time. It’s the perfect complement to smoked prime rib for a holiday meal.

About Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
Smokey Bones, the favorite casual dining choice for food, drinks and fun, is a full-service bar and fire-grill restaurant that operates 66 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 over $2.0 billion in sales. For more information on Smokey Bones, visit

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