Smokey Bones aims for turnaround with new hires

ORLANDO Fla. Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill, which private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. recently acquired from Darden Restaurants Inc., is embarking on a turnaround effort with a new management team, officials of the 73-unit chain said Friday.


Smokey Bones officials said the chain's turnaround strategy also would include tests of new menu items and alcoholic drinks, as well as revamped uniforms, lighting and decor.


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