Fans Prep for NFL Season at Smokey Bones

Aug 13, 2013, 13:17 ET from Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Led in Tailgate Drills by Legends of the Game on Aug 25

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NFL players aren't the only ones getting ready for the kickoff of the NFL season.  Fans are also conditioning to get into game-day shape.  But instead of sprints and scrimmages, fans are perfecting their tailgating skills by lifting glasses and filling plates.  And to help fans get into shape, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is hosting a Tailgate Kickoff Party on Sunday, August 25th from 1 - 4 p.m. at all of its locations across the country. 

Co-hosting the tailgate parties will be some of the NFL's legendary names – like Pro Football Hall of Famers Anthony Muñoz, of the Cincinnati Bengals, and Dwight Stephenson, of the Miami Dolphins, three-time Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Hanford Dixon, Steelers wide receiver Louis Lipps, two-time All-Pro Steelers lineman Jeff Hartings, Redskins Ring of Fame inductee Brian Mitchell, and two-time Jets Pro Bowl player Wesley Walker.  These NFL stars of yesteryear will be attending Smokey Bones tailgate parties throughout the country, along with team cheerleaders from the Patriots, Bills, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Falcons, Bengals, Colts, Rams and Jets.

Like all good tailgate parties, there will be plenty of cold beer and grilled food – with free samples of both offered to true fans.  Attendees can also purchase a $5 season-long savings book with more than $100 in discounts to redeem at the restaurants throughout the fall.  Plus, there will be giveaway prizes and raffles for team jerseys. 

Roger Drake, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, is excited to host the Tailgate Kickoff Parties.  "Without practice and discipline, you get rusty," said Drake.  "This is true for athletes and tailgaters alike.  We're thrilled to have so many NFL legends and team cheerleaders in our restaurants to host these parties and help tailgaters kick off the season right.  With great grilled food to eat, a large assortment of beers and cocktails to drink, and plenty of football games to watch – our restaurants can be the training center for sports fans all season long."

Smokey Bones, the favorite choice for food, drinks, and fun, is a full-service bar and fire-grill restaurant that operates 65 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


Lisa Sweeney 

Brokaw Inc.


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