Giving Away the Store

Giving Away the Store

You think running your restaurant is tough in this rocky economy? How’d you like to be in charge of Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, the chain formerly known as Smokey Bones Barbecue & Grill before Darden Restaurants unloaded it last year? One problem: New owners Sun Capital Partners had just begun to reposition this 73-unit concept when the recession kicked in. Another: Many people think Smokey Bones had gone out of business. No wonder its management is offering December-only deals to

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