Shoney's http://www.shoneys.com American Family Dining Restaurant Mon, 23 May 2016 21:06:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shoney’s Offers Free All-American Burger to All Veterans and Troops on Memorial Day http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-offers-free-all-american-burger-to-all-veterans-and-troops-on-memorial-day-2/ http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-offers-free-all-american-burger-to-all-veterans-and-troops-on-memorial-day-2/#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 18:33:40 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5859 CEO David Davoudpour Wants to Say ‘Thank You’ to Those Who Fought for America’s Freedom by Offering Shoney’s Signature Favorite All-American Cheeseburger to All Vets and Troops on Monday, May 30   “It’s our way of remembering, honoring and saying ‘Thank You!’ to the heroes who fought for our freedom while treating our veterans and […]

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CEO David Davoudpour Wants to Say ‘Thank You’ to Those Who Fought for America’s Freedom by Offering Shoney’s Signature Favorite All-American Cheeseburger to All Vets and Troops on Monday, May 30

 

“It’s our way of remembering, honoring and saying ‘Thank You!’ to the heroes who fought for our freedom while treating our veterans and troops to a delicious All-American Burger and fries on Memorial Day,” said Mr. David Davoudpour, Chairman and CEO of Shoney’s.

 

According to Davoudpour, service members will be treated to Shoney’s Signature All-American Burger (with cheese if requested), a fresh-never-frozen, hand-pattied, grain-fed, 100% ground beef, cooked-to-order burger, served on a toasted corn-dusted bun with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles and mayonnaise. Fries are on the house as well.

 

Shoney's Offers Free All-American Burger to All Veterans and Troops on Memorial Day

“Our delicious All-American Burger with fries has been a guest favorite for many years and we are thrilled to serve them in honor of those who gave all,” said Mr. Davoudpour.

 

Since acquiring the great American eatery in 2007, Mr. Davoudpour has been on a driven and spirited mission to revitalize and reinvigorate Shoney’s, a family-friendly, southern style restaurant brand. Shoney’s was one of the first and is still one of the premiere family casual dining concepts in the United States. Shoney’s served as a popular post-WWII family destination when it began serving guests in 1947.

 

“For generations, Shoney’s has always been a ‘Welcome Home’ sign to America’s military,” said Mr. Davoudpour. “On Memorial Day, we look forward to welcoming our veterans and troops with a free burger as we remember those who made our very freedom possible.”

 

Shoney’s offer of a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty military service members is available on Monday, May 30, 2016 at all Shoney’s restaurants while supplies last. There is a limit of one burger per military service member. The offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offers. Shoney’s military guests will need to provide proof of military service. Offer is valid for dine-in only. Drink, tax and gratuity are not included.

 

Shoney's Offers Free All-American Burger to All Veterans and Troops on Memorial Day

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Shoney’s 5K Family Fun Run Raises $17,000 for the Nashville Police Support Fund http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-5k-family-fun-run-raises-17000-for-the-nashville-police-support-fund-2/ http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-5k-family-fun-run-raises-17000-for-the-nashville-police-support-fund-2/#comments Wed, 11 May 2016 18:36:41 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5863 Record Number of Runners Participated on Saturday, May 7; Annual Event Has Raised Nearly $180,000 in 8 Years for Metropolitan Nashville Police Department   Hundreds of participants – a record number – gathered on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to compete in the scenic 5K while hundreds more came to LP Field to celebrate Nashville’s […]

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Record Number of Runners Participated on Saturday, May 7; Annual Event Has Raised Nearly $180,000 in 8 Years for Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

 

Hundreds of participants – a record number – gathered on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to compete in the scenic 5K while hundreds more came to LP Field to celebrate Nashville’s men and women in blue at the annual Fun Run & Festival, which featured a complimentary Shoney’s Legendary Breakfast Buffet® and incredible live entertainment by Soul Confidant, the winner of Shoney’s inaugural Band Selection contest.

 

Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run Raises $17,000 for the Nashville Police Support Fund

Shoney’s Chairman and CEO Mr. David Davoudpour, who runs each year, graciously sponsored the event and as he has done in the past, personally matched all money raised through race registrations dollar for dollar. Several beneficiaries of previous Shoney’s 5K Fun Runs were on hand and personally sought out Davoudpour to thank him.

 

“Nashville is a premier international and cosmopolitan city and under the leadership of Chief Anderson, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has worked hard to make Nashville the safest city in America, a great place to live, to do business and to raise a family,” said Mr. Davoudpour.

 

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson and a host of the MNPD’s officers were on hand to oversee the event and thank its organizers. Tennessee Titans RB/WR Dexter McCluster served as the event’s official starter, MNPD Sgt. Clifton Knight performed a touching rendition of the national anthem prior to the race, followed by dozens of cadets running together with hundreds of others.

 

Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run Raises $17,000 for the Nashville Police Support Fund

“David’s generosity and Shoney’s support of the MNPD is without equal and is truly appreciated,” said Chief Anderson. “Shoney’s helps make Nashville the thriving city it is and this event benefits our officers with higher education opportunities they might not otherwise have. This event gets better every year and we could not be more thankful.”

 

One hundred percent of the event’s proceeds benefit the Nashville Police Support Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The fund provides tuition assistance to police officers seeking social-science related college degrees.  Nearly $180,000 has been raised by Shoney’s over the past eight years.

 

The male and female winners of the 5K, Scott Wietecha and Lydia Kosgei each received $500.

 

Shoney's 5K Family Fun Run Raises $17,000 for the Nashville Police Support Fund

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Shoney’s Will Treat Moms to a FREE Slice of Strawberry Pie on Mother’s Day http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-will-treat-moms-to-a-free-slice-of-strawberry-pie-on-mothers-day-2/ http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-will-treat-moms-to-a-free-slice-of-strawberry-pie-on-mothers-day-2/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:29:50 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5854 America’s Iconic Restaurant and its Favorite Dessert Make for Perfect Day at Shoney’s Special Mother’s Day Brunch On Sunday, May 8   On Sunday, May 8, Shoney’s will once again delight Moms and families across America with its Mother’s Day Brunch, all under the supervision of Shoney’s Executive Chef Eric Cleveland and his team of […]

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America’s Iconic Restaurant and its Favorite Dessert Make for Perfect Day at Shoney’s Special Mother’s Day Brunch On Sunday, May 8

 

On Sunday, May 8, Shoney’s will once again delight Moms and families across America with its Mother’s Day Brunch, all under the supervision of Shoney’s Executive Chef Eric Cleveland and his team of culinary experts. Offerings include slow-roasted turkey, home-style dressing, fresh sliced smokehouse ham, fresh herb-roasted and crispy fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans as well as two items Moms will surely love: herb-roasted salmon and garlic shrimp, all for $11.99.

 

In addition, in what has become a Mother’s Day tradition from the All-American, iconic restaurant brand, Shoney’s will say thanks to Moms on their special day as only Shoney’s can: with a FREE slice of Strawberry Pie, made-in-house daily with delicious, fresh strawberries in a flaky crust mixed with Shoney’s special glaze and finished with whipped topping.

 

Shoney's Will Treat Moms to a FREE Slice of Strawberry Pie on Mother's Day

Shoney’s serves more than a million slices of its famous Strawberry Pie each year. The dessert has been a part of Shoney’s rich history and has played a key role in the brand’s recent resurgence, according to Mr. David Davoudpour, Shoney’s Chairman and CEO.

 

“We’ve been America’s Dinner Table for nearly 70 years and Strawberry Pie is one of America’s favorite desserts. Shoney’s didn’t discover the strawberry, but we have perfected the Strawberry Pie,” said Mr. Davoudpour. “Nothing makes us happier than to serve families across America great food and treating Moms to a delicious and free dessert. Please join us for fresh quality food at a great value with friendly service on this very special day.”

 

Since acquiring the great American eatery in 2007, Mr. Davoudpour has been on a driven and spirited mission to reinvigorate and revitalize Shoney’s, a family-friendly, southern-style restaurant brand. Shoney’s is one of the first and is still one of the most popular family casual dining concepts in the United States.

 

In order to get back to what Mr. Davoudpour confidently calls Shoney’s “Glory Days,” the brand is now growing through franchising following an extensive revitalization effort. Shoney’s is offering franchising opportunities to qualified single and multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit http://www.shoneys.com/franchise/.

 

The FREE slice of Strawberry Pie does require a purchase of the Mother’s Day Brunch and is available for dine-in only. The offer is available at participating Shoney’s restaurants. Prices may vary.

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8th Annual 5K Raises More Funds for Metro Nashville PD http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-8th-annual-5k-family-fun-run/ http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-8th-annual-5k-family-fun-run/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:41:37 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5832 Chief Steve Anderson and Shoney’s CEO David Davoudpour announced that the 8th Annual Shoney’s 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Festival benefiting the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department will be held on Saturday morning, May 7th, at Nissan Stadium. “Shoney’s is proudly committed to Nashville and the men and women who keep this city safe,” said […]

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Chief Steve Anderson and Shoney’s CEO David Davoudpour announced that the 8th Annual Shoney’s 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Festival benefiting the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department will be held on Saturday morning, May 7th, at Nissan Stadium.

“Shoney’s is proudly committed to Nashville and the men and women who keep this city safe,” said Davoudpour. “We are thrilled to continue sponsoring this premier event that unites families and runners from across the region as we raise money for the Nashville Police Support Fund.”

The Nashville Police Support Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, was established primarily to help defray costs for officers working to complete higher education degrees. Through the generosity of Shoney’s CEO Davoudpour, who personally matches entry fees dollar for dollar, nearly $150,000 has been raised for the fund since the 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Festival began in 2009. Fifty-one higher education grants have been awarded from the fund over the past three years.

“The Shoney’s Fun Run & Festival is a great family event that affords an opportunity for folks of all ages to meet Nashville’s police officers while viewing a variety of our resources, including a helicopter, police horses, SWAT gear, bomb disposal robot and specially equipped vehicles,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “Even if a 5k run/walk isn’t for you, please consider sponsoring someone from your neighborhood or church and join us for the festival.”

The Family Fun Run & Festival will be based in Nissan Stadium’s Lot T, which is adjacent to the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. Registration for the run will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9 a.m. The 3.1 mile route includes parts of downtown. There will be a Kids’ Fun Run/Walk following the race. A registration form is available by logging onto: www.shoneys5krun.com.

The entry fee is $25 through the end of this month (REGISTER TODAY!); $30 April 1-May 6; and $35 on the day of the event. Teams of 3 or more are $20 per person. The entry fee for students (ages 11-18) is $5. Kids 10 & under are free.
At the conclusion of the 5K, a buffet breakfast will be served in Lot T as part of one of the best post-race festivals in the city. The festival will feature live music, random drawings, the display of police vehicles & equipment, and special activities for children (face painting, giant inflatables, games, a balloon artist and an appearance by Shoney Bear).
Prizes for the 5K top finishers in the male and female categories are $500 cash. Male and female first place winners in each age category will receive a $25 Shoney’s gift card.

Second place winners in each age category will receive a $10 Shoney’s gift card. The age categories include 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.

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Shoney’s Draws Big Crowd at Acworth Grand Opening http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-draws-big-crowd-at-acworth-grand-opening/ http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-draws-big-crowd-at-acworth-grand-opening/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:23:44 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5800 Shoney’s Draws Big Crowd at Acworth Grand Opening Big Poppa Pump himself, Scott Steiner, is the new restaurant’s owner.   ACWORTH, GA — With its Acworth grand opening slated for 3 pm, fans of Shoney’s – and perhaps a few professional wrestling fans – were lined up around the building an hour beforehand.   They […]

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Shoney’s Draws Big Crowd at Acworth Grand Opening

Big Poppa Pump himself, Scott Steiner, is the new restaurant’s owner.

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Shoney’s to Offer FREE Hot Fudge Cake as it Celebrates the Grand Opening of its New Restaurant in Acworth, Georgia on Tuesday, April 12 from 3-5 pm

 

Shoney’s New Franchisee Partner and Former WCW Heavyweight Champion of the World “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner and Professional Wrestler and Actor Kevin Nash Will Welcome Guests and Sign Autographs

 

The iconic, All-American restaurant brand Shoney’s will offer FREE Hot Fudge Cake to guests from 3-5 pm as it celebrates the grand opening of its new restaurant in the Atlanta suburb of Acworth, Georgia, on Tuesday, April 12.

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The new restaurant, which represents a new model for the brand, has an updated contemporary look and feel with a granite bar, stacked stone and big-screen TVS.

 

The Acworth Shoney’s is owned by former WCW Heavyweight Champion of the World “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner, who, along with WWE professional wrestler and actor Kevin Nash, will be on hand to welcome guests and sign autographs.

 

The 6,000-square-foot restaurant at 1129 GA-92 (Highway 92, exit 277 off of I-75) in Acworth offers what America loves about Shoney’s: fresh quality food at a great valuewith friendly service. There are even a few surprises, including a full bar featuring a variety of cold draft beer selections, several wine options and various alcoholic beverages.

 

The new restaurant, which represents a new model for the brand, has an updated contemporary look and feel with a granite bar, stacked stone and big-screen TVs. In addition to a variety of freshly-prepared, never-frozen menu items, Shoney’s in Acworth has fresh-squeezed oranges for OJ, Espresso, salad and a hot food buffet. The family-friendly, southern-style restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Acworth features a full bar, serving a variety of cold draft beer selections, several wine options and various alcoholic beverages.

Acworth features a full bar, serving a variety of cold draft beer selections, several wine options and various alcoholic beverages.

 

“We’ve been America’s Dinner Table for nearly 70 years and April 12 is a great day for the Shoney’s brand. We are excited to celebrate our triumphant return to Acworth,” said Mr. David Davoudpour, CEO and Chairman of Shoney’s. “You’ll find all of the Shoney’s favorites and some exciting new things that are paving the way for Shoney’s bright future. The best of Shoney’s past and present are all right here in Acworth.”

 

Scott and his wife Christa Rechsteiner have been wanting to open a Shoney’s for years so when the opportunity arose to rebuild an existing one in the community where they live, they jumped on it. The Rechsteiners are very active in the local community with Christa volunteering for the PTA and Scott coaching 6th grade football. In September of 2015, Steiner drove the bulldozer that helped demolish an older Shoney’s in order to accommodate a brand new Shoney’s and a fresh start for the brand in Acworth.

 

“The reception from the local community for our new Shoney’s has truly been amazing,” said Mrs. Rechsteiner.  “This community really needed a family-friendly restaurant and we feel truly blessed to open a Shoney’s where we live and our kids go to school. Shoney’s is such a wonderful brand with a rich history and we are excited to be a part of the brand’s growth and future.”

 

Steiner’s rich wrestling history and memorabilia will be on display in the restaurant’s private dining area. Mr. Davoudpour will also be there and plans to be serving guests FREE Hot Fudge Cake, which has been a guest favorite since 1947.

 

Shoney's to Offer FREE Hot Fudge Cake as it Celebrates the Grand Opening of its New Restaurant in Acworth, Georgia on Tuesday, April 12 from 3 - 5 pm

Since acquiring the great American eatery in 2007, Mr. Davoudpour has been on a driven and spirited mission to reinvigorate and revitalize Shoney’s, one of the first and most popular family casual dining concepts in the United States. Following an extensive revitalization effort, Shoney’s is now growing through franchising and is offering opportunities to qualified single and multi-unit candidates. For more information, watch the Shoney’s franchising video and visit http://www.shoneys.com/franchise/.

 

Shoney’s offer of free Hot Fudge Cake is while supplies last with a limit of one per guest.

 

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Shoney’s Accelerates Return to Glory Days with New Franchised Restaurant in Evergreen, Alabama http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-accelerates-return-to-glory-days-with-new-franchised-restaurant-in-evergreen-alabama/ http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-accelerates-return-to-glory-days-with-new-franchised-restaurant-in-evergreen-alabama/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:59:15 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5701 Shoney’s new 4,800-square-foot location at 77 Liberty Hill Place in Evergreen will feature the brand’s iconic pillars: fresh quality food at a great value with friendly service. It will also feature a new, contemporary look and features including a full service granite bar with stacked stone, large TV’s, fresh squeezed OJ, Espresso, salad and hot food buffet and a variety of […]

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Shoney’s new 4,800-square-foot location at 77 Liberty Hill Place in Evergreen will feature the brand’s iconic pillars: fresh quality food at a great value with friendly service. It will also feature a new, contemporary look and features including a full service granite bar with stacked stone, large TV’s, fresh squeezed OJ, Espresso, salad and hot food buffet and a variety of freshly prepared options from the menu. And if guests want to drink to that, they can, as the new location will include a full bar.

 

Shoney's Accelerates Return to Glory Days with New Franchised Restaurant in Evergreen, Alabama

 

For franchise owner Eric Ashford, who bought two existing Shoney’s over the past ten years, building the new Evergreen was nearly three decades in the making.

 

“I started washing dishes at Shoney’s 27 years ago and it has always been a dream of mine to build my own Shoney’s, said Ashford. “I’ve been with the brand through thick and thin. What owner David Davoudpour has done for the Shoney’s brand has truly been remarkable. He had always looked to the future and I can tell you the future for Shoney’s is here and now.”

 

Since acquiring the great American eatery in 2007, Davoudpour has been on a driven and spirited mission to reinvigorate and revitalize Shoney’s, a family-friendly, southern-style restaurant brand. Shoney’s was one of the first family casual dining concepts in the United States. Shoney’s is now growing through franchising following an extensive revitalization effort.

 

“When I bought the brand, I declared that we would bring Shoney’s back to the forefront by proudly serving delicious, fresh-never frozen food at a reasonable price,” said David Davoudpour, Shoney’s Chairman and CEO. “Shoney’s is now ready to grow the brand by teaming up with franchise partners who share our commitment to this great brand.”

 

Shoney’s is offering franchising opportunities to qualified single and multi-unit candidates. For more information, visit http://www.shoneys.com/franchise/.

 

Shoney's Accelerates Return to Glory Days with New Franchised Restaurant in Evergreen, Alabama

 

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New-look Shoney’s eyes major expansion http://www.shoneys.com/new-look-shoneys-eyes-major-expansion/ http://www.shoneys.com/new-look-shoneys-eyes-major-expansion/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:47:17 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5690 Shoney’s CEO David Davoudpour is poised to launch a sweeping expansion effort following a significant overhaul of the dining chain he bought nine years ago.   The Nashville-based company is turning its focus to franchising with the long-term goal of opening hundreds of new locations following a years-long effort to revamp its menu and aesthetic.   “There is no reason […]

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Shoney’s CEO David Davoudpour is poised to launch a sweeping expansion effort following a significant overhaul of the dining chain he bought nine years ago.

 

The Nashville-based company is turning its focus to franchising with the long-term goal of opening hundreds of new locations following a years-long effort to revamp its menu and aesthetic.

 

“There is no reason for us to forget about iconic American brands, whether it be in the car industry, transportation or hospitality. We are determined to make sure the Shoney’s brand stays in front of every American,” Davoudpour said.

 

A longtime Atlanta restaurateur, Davoudpour in late 2006 acquired the Nashville chain that was founded 69 years ago and narrowly avoided bankruptcy in 2001. In its heyday, Shoney’s had close to 1,300 locations. The company has about 150 restaurants today.

 

Davoudpour froze franchising efforts to first overhaul Shoney’s menu and then introduced a new look for its restaurants.

 

“You have to be able to, in many ways, reward a franchisee with a product you believe in 100 percent. The frozen burger was not a product I believed in,” Davoudpour said.

 

The goal of the changes is to keep core customers happy while bringing in new ones, particularly millennials who may not be as familiar with the brand.

 

In a similar move, Cracker Barrel, another locally based dining chain, is targeting new clientele with the launch of fast-casual biscuit house Holler & Dash.

 

Under new executive chef Eric Cleveland, Shoney’s moved away from frozen foods, opting instead for fresh ingredients offered at a value, Davoudpour said. Newer menu additions include grilled whitefish, chicken Florentine, a chicken club sandwich, beef sliders and chicken wings. Updated menus rolled out at the restaurants on March 1.

 

The restaurant still serves its tried-and-true favorites, such as the Shoney’s burger — which is now made fresh with 100 percent ground beef — and the salad bar and hot food bar.

 

Shoney’s also announced this week that it is jumping on the cage-free egg bandwagon with plans to source 100 percent of the 50 million eggs it uses each year from hens that aren’t confined to cages by 2025.

 

“Naturally, we’re looking for the best quality food that is healthy for our consumer base. Kids coming to our restaurant, we want to make sure they eat fresh lettuce. We want to make sure we give them…fresh cracked eggs,” Davoudpour said.

 

Davoudpour places Shoney’s in between family dining chains such as Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel and full-service restaurants with bars such as Ruby Tuesday.

 

Part of the Shoney’s revamp includes adding full bars or wine and beer in certain markets. On tap in the Nashville area, the company-owned Shoney’s at 546 Donelson Pike is slated for a remodel that will add liquor to the menu.

 

Davoudpour said the company is looking for a new Shoney’s location in the Madison area after the restaurant at 720 Gallatin Pike, the first Shoney’s in the state, closed for a remodel in August but then lost its lease and never reopened.

 

He said all Shoney’s locations will be remodeled, but it’s an effort that will take about 10 years to complete. All new restaurants will feature the new look. Each restaurant is designed unique to its particular market, Davoudpour said.

 

“What works in Nashville may not work in Kalamazoo, Mich., may not work in Acworth, Ga.,” Davoudpour said.

 

Expansion of the brand is reliant on franchisees, Davoudpour said. He hired a new director of franchise sales to spearhead that effort.

 

As for where growth opportunities exist for Shoney’s, Davoudpour said there are no limitations.

 

“We would love to be everywhere,” he said.

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All-American, Iconic Brand to Make Cage-Free Transition at All Shoney’s by 2025 http://www.shoneys.com/all-american-iconic-brand-to-make-cage-free-transition-at-all-shoneys-by-2025/ http://www.shoneys.com/all-american-iconic-brand-to-make-cage-free-transition-at-all-shoneys-by-2025/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:16:05 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5684 Shoney’s, America’s Dinner Table since 1947, today announced its commitment to serve 100 percent cage-free eggs in all of its restaurants by 2025. The announcement makes the All-American restaurant brand one of the first within the family casual dining segment to commit to only cage-free eggs.   Shoney’s will work with its suppliers to back […]

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Shoney’s, America’s Dinner Table since 1947, today announced its commitment to serve 100 percent cage-free eggs in all of its restaurants by 2025. The announcement makes the All-American restaurant brand one of the first within the family casual dining segment to commit to only cage-free eggs.

 

Shoney’s will work with its suppliers to back the brand’s dedication to the humane treatment of animals and expects a smooth implementation of this directive over the next few years.

Shoney's Makes Commitment to Serve Only Cage-Free Eggs

“We have begun the process of working closely with our suppliers to determine the best sourcing for our eggs and want to be advocates of and partners with the evolution of our supply sourcing chain,” said David Davoudpour, Shoney’s Chairman and CEO. “We feel this is the right move for our iconic brand and is part of our overarching commitment to providing our guests with fresh quality food at a great value, in the right way. We are proud to be a leader in this cage-free initiative.”

 

Eggs are a brand staple for Shoney’s, which has served all-day breakfast for nearly 70 years. In addition to being featured on Shoney’s Legendary Breakfast Buffet®, available cooked-to-order from the menu, eggs are the featured item in Shoney’s All-Star Breakfast, which includes two freshly cracked eggs over easy with two slices of Shoney’s signature crispy bacon, savory breakfast potatoes and a freshly prepared buttermilk biscuit, all for $4.99. Shoney’s serves over 50 million eggs per year to its valued guests.

 

“This is about a movement, not a trend,” continued Davoudpour, who acquired Shoney’s in 2007. Since then, he has been on a driven and spirited mission to revive and reinvigorate Shoney’s family-friendly, southern style restaurants, which was one of the premier family dining concepts in the United States. “Eggs have been a part of our great history and will be a part of this brand’s bright future.”

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Shoney’s Restaurants Schedule Makeover http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-restaurants-schedule-makeover/ http://www.shoneys.com/shoneys-restaurants-schedule-makeover/#comments Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:29:32 +0000 http://www.shoneys.com/?p=5667   A Southern institution, where teenagers used to circle their cars as a place to been seen on Friday and Saturday nights, is getting a new look.   Shoney’s will revamp its menus and remodel its restaurants as part of a revitalization effort spearheaded by new Chairman and CEO David Davoudpour. Davoudpour bought the company in […]

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A Southern institution, where teenagers used to circle their cars as a place to been seen on Friday and Saturday nights, is getting a new look.

 

Shoney’s will revamp its menus and remodel its restaurants as part of a revitalization effort spearheaded by new Chairman and CEO David Davoudpour. Davoudpour bought the company in 2007 and immediately halted franchising efforts, Director of Franchise Sales Terri Harof said.

 

“He stopped franchising because he wanted to fix the brand before he franchised it,” she said.

 

Shoney’s had only 282 restaurants nationwide when Davoudpour bought the company. During its peak years in the late 1990s, the chain had over 1,300 locations. Harof said Davoudpour systematically improved integral parts of the brand, such as the menu, buffet bar and general layout.

 

“He started from the bottom and worked his way up,” she said.

 

The changes to the Shoney’s brand focus on store appearances and the menu.

 

“The brand achieved its place as an American icon with fresh quality food at a great value and we cannot wait to show it off to a new generation,” Davoudpour said in a press release.

 

Shoney’s will add chicken wings, chicken club sandwiches, chicken florentine, and grilled white fish to its menu, and remove turkey burgers and chicken salad sandwiches.

 

Harof said the changes fit naturally into the Shoney’s brand.

 

“Really our theme is American food with southern hospitality. That’s who we’ve always been,” she said.

 

Some of the changes come from customer requests, Harof said.

 

“Eric Cleveland, our executive chef, keeps his pulse on trends, and we also listen to our customers. If they’re on Facebook saying, ‘I miss this’ or ‘Why don’t you have that,’ we’re listening,” she said.

 

Harof said the restaurant will also focus on providing healthier options.

 

“It’s not freezer to fryer, it’s fresh, great food,” she said.

 

The property where Shoney’s Columbia restaurant is located was sold in 2014 for $1 million to Steve Bostleman, who owns several other properties on Carmack Boulevard. Bostleman said he had no comment on his plans for the property.

 

Harof said the change in ownership will not affect Shoney’s.

 

“There’s been no discussion. We’ve been there and we plan on staying there,” she said.

 

The Columbia location will be updated in the future.

 

“The ultimate goal is for all restaurants to be remodeled,” Harof said. “Not all will be updated right away and it depends on demographics. We’ll be going store by store.”

 

Plans for the redesign include a full bar and flat screen TVs.

 

“The plan is to bring a whole new look to Shoney’s. The colors are vibrant and it’s modern,” Harof said. “Our customers love the new look, and we love the new look.

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