Sadly, Sonny's has ruined my favorite menu item---their sliced barbeque beef.
They switched cuts of beef from eye rounds to brisket and the brisket is not nearly as good.
I realize I'm in the minority for liking the beef over the pork, but the pork is too fatty.
I know I'm that guy who says everything was better forty years ago, but I think this switch to brisket has ruined Sonny's for me. And I've been a fan for decades---the Market Square location in Tallahasse was my regular lunch place for years; never had a bad meal there. Our local here in Athens was inconsisent. But now with this switch to brisket, I may be over Sonny's.
Don't know why they switched cuts of beef. If it was to save money, it will cost them way more than they could hve saved in the long-term when people like me stop coming.
Why do franchises have this tendancy to commit suicide? Even the biggest of all, McDonald's, is no loger as good as it was in my youth when they made real french fries from real potatoes and fried them in that oil that had a beef tallow component to it--yum. Today the fries are frozen and taste like cardboard.
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