SMOKEY BONES BAR & FIRE GRILL REBRAND

Client: Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
Project: Re-brand
Agency: Push.

The Project Review:
Smokey Bones’ ownership changed from Darden to Sun Capital Partners in early 2008. At the time, the restaurant was known for barbecue food, but not much else, and was seeing declining traffic and sales. Smokey Bones’ convoluted Rocky Mountain theme didn’t resonate with many guests. Its barbecue focus limited its customer base and did not fit into the theme of a mountain lodge.  

The goal was to rebrand Smokey Bones as a come-as-you-are place to enjoy a great time out. To achieve this, Smokey Bones needed an open and exciting atmosphere, with the bar as the centerpiece, and also a new name — Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill. A new logo, menu and signage, among other collateral, were created to showcase thisnew personality. A new Web site was developed, with a full version launched in fall 2008.  Record crowds were attracted to the first rebranded Smokey Bones at its Waterford Lakes location in Orlando, Florida. The re-brand also resulted in multiple positive media stories and record traffic and sales. As a result of the rebranding, the new brand is set to extend to other locations over the months ahead.

Awards:
Print Regional Design Annual Award
14 TAAN Titan Awards
Best-In-Show ADDY Award
Rebrand 100 Global Awards  

Articles:
Rebrand

Creative Team:Chief Creative Officer: Chris Robb
Creative Director: Mark Unger
Associate Creative Director: 
Andy MacMillan, Gordon Weller
Director of Brand Design: Forest Young
Art Director: Kevin Taylor
Copywriter: Kevin Harrell
Junior Art Director: Randall Morris
Studio Manager: Joe Ciaramella
Production Artist: Jordan Damato
Art Producer: Tiffany Findley
Photographer: John Deeb
Illustrator: Jon Rogers
Developers: We Like Small
 

Smokey Bones Exterior

Smokey Bones Exterior

Smokey Bones Brand Photography

Smokey Bones Brand Photography

Smokey Bones Brand Photography

Smokey Bones Brand Photography

Interior Poster Design

Interior Poster Design

Interior Poster Design

Interior Poster Design

Interior Poster Design

Interior Poster Design

Employee T-shirt Design

Employee T-shirt Design

Dishware Design

Dishware Design

Mobile and Website Design

Mobile and Website Design

Logos

Logos

Boneism No. 005 Instore Poster

Boneism No. 005 Instore Poster

Boneism No. 093 Instore Poster

Boneism No. 093 Instore Poster

Boneism No. 012 Instore Poster

Boneism No. 012 Instore Poster