Shoney’s Chairman and CEO David Davoudpour announced on July 17 that Shoney’s will phase out plastic straws in all of its company-owned stores by 2020. “America has spoken and Shoney’s always listens and for the sake of the environment and our communities, we are taking action,” said Mr. Davoudpour. “We are in the people business and have spent decades doing the right things in our neighborhoods as well as our restaurants and are committed to being at the forefront of this change.”

You may have heard a lot about single use plastic straws in the news lately, as they’ve been getting a lot of deservedly bad press. Plastic straws are inarguably terrible for the environment, and Shoney’s is committed to preserving our lands and protecting wildlife. Mr. Davoudpour says Shoney’s will introduce FDA-compliant eco-product straws with paper and plant materials with are 100% compostable.

Read more about Shoney’s plastic straw decision, and our dedication to sustainability here.

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