New Shoney’s Features the Iconic Brand’s Old Favorites and a Full Bar; Franchising Now the New Focus of the Rebuilt and Better All-American Brand
Shoney’s, America’s Dinner Table for nearly 70 years and the premier family casual dining concept for generations, is continuing its expansion plans and franchise growth with the opening of its newest location in Evergreen, Alabama.
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.
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 is a Nashville-based company with approximately 150 restaurants in 16 states. Since its humble beginnings in 1947 as a Charleston, West Virginia drive-in restaurant, guests have enjoyed Shoney’s family-friendly, casual dining experience. Visit www.shoneys.com for more information on restaurant hours, locations and special offers. You can also follow Shoney’s on Facebook, Twitter @Shoneys, Instagram and YouTube.