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Sonny’s BBQ Announces Clinton Location

Restaurant becomes second metro Jackson area location

Clinton, Miss. (December 2, 2020) Sonny’s BBQSonnys elevation.png 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.