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National Ditch Your Resolution Day

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If you are having trouble keeping up with your own New Year's resolution, there is no need to be concerned. In fact, you are not alone. A study by the time-management firm Franklin Covey indicates about one-third of those making these resolutions will break them by the middle of January.

As a result of this national breakdown, National Ditch Your Resolution Day was created and is somewhat formally celebrated on January 17.

But before you surrender your ego, you can take advantage of a special reward Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is offering for those courageous, yet unsuccessful, people.

Bring in any pair of athletic shoes on January 17, and you’ll receive a voucher for $5 off your purchase, including any of Smokey Bones’ new Hearty Handfuls. And while you won’t be using your shoes anymore for working out, they will be put to good use through their donation to the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program. In addition to the one-day offer, all month long you’ll have a chance to receive free Hearty Handfuls by joining the resolution-breaking conversation at

Roger Drake, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, said the offer is really about recognizing those who tried. “There is nothing wrong with not achieving a goal,” said Drake. “We want to reward your effort with a delicious offering from our Hearty Handfuls menu. This also supports our own resolution to provide satisfying food to our guests in 2014. Which is a resolution we promise to keep.”

Smokey Bones’ Hearty Handfuls are mighty mouthfuls packed with not-so-small flavors, for only $7.99 and under. They include a Tater Tot® Tini, Mini Smokey Joes, and three pizzas – a Classic BLT Pizza, a S’mores Pizza, and a 100% Cheeseburger Pizza. All five Hearty Handfuls are being introduced this month for a limited time at all Smokey Bones restaurants.

“It’s like the old saying, it’s better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all,” Drake added.



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