Sonny’s BBQ celebrates 50th anniversary

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. A restaurant is celebrating a milestone anniversary by serving barbecue to the community.

Sonny's barbecue celebrated it's 50th anniversary today. The location on Waldo road is where the Gainesville restaurant chain was founded and the founder of the restaurant stopped by today to say hello to guests.

“I just really appreciate all my friends and customers over the 50 years that made all of this possible,” Sonny’s BBQ founder Sonny Tillman said.

Sonny's BBQ now has more than 100 restaurants in 8 southeastern states.