Shoney’s Celebrates 65 Years with Three Exciting Dining Events in May!

For 65 years families have loved the Shoney’s brand. Now during May, diners of all ages can celebrate Shoney’s 65thAnniversary by experiencing the fresh home-cooked goodness and heritage of this great American eatery.

To kick off the month-long Anniversary celebration, Shoney’s will offer the signature All-American Burger to dine-in guests for the amazing and symbolic low price of just 65 cents on Thursday, May 3. “This is our best-selling, all-time favorite burger featuring six-ounces of fresh, 100-percent ground beef,” said CEO David Davoudpour.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, Shoney’s iconic Hot Fudge Cake is FREE for all Moms with a purchase of an entrée or buffet. “Shoney’s serves over two million Hot Fudge Cakes each year. To celebrate our history and to honor all Mother’s, we’re giving one away free to each Mom when she dines with us on Mother’s Day,” announced David Davoudpour.

Shoney's Celebrates 65 Years with Three Exciting Dining Events in May!Capping off the month of festivities, dine-in guests can enjoy a slice of Shoney’s fresh Strawberry Pie on Thursday, May 31, with no additional purchase required. The dessert favorite is crafted from a recipe that dates back to the restaurant’s earliest days. “Every year, Shoney’s serves over 500,000 slices of fresh Strawberry Pie. On May 31, I invite everyone to celebrate with us and have a free slice of Strawberry Pie,” said Davoudpour.

These special events in May are Shoney’s way of thanking their longtime patrons, while opening the door to welcome a new generation of diners. All special offers are available at participating locations and while supplies last.

“We want to invite all of the families who have enjoyed dining with us over the years to celebrate the Shoney’s story and, more importantly, welcome everyone to have a fresh, new experience with our great American brand,” added David Davoudpour.

Shoney’s was one of the first family casual dining concepts in the United States. Its roots trace back to 1947 when Alex “Shoney” Schoenbaum opened the Parkette Drive-In next to his father’s bowling alley in Charleston, West Virginia. The popular All-American Burger has been a guest favorite since the late 1970’s. The loveable Shoney Bear brand mascot was shortly introduced thereafter in 1982. And the restaurant has been in the lyrics of songs from various music artists over the years like Alan Jackson, Joe Diffy, Julianne Hough and even Jay-Z. The popular Post-WWII coffee shop has continued to change with the times and is now a favorite family casual dining destination with approximately 200 restaurants in 17 states across the South and Southeast, reaching everyone from growing young families to retirees.

Shoney's American Family Dining Restaurant in Newnan, Georgia

Shoney's American Family Dining Restaurant in Newnan, Georgia

“Our goal is to consistently serve fresh, quality food featuring Shoney’s genuine homemade goodness,” commented Shoney’s Executive Chef Will Eudy. “We have stayed true to our classic recipes while introducing new menu items. In this way we satisfy the expectations of both our longtime guests, and those enjoying Shoney’s for the very first time.”

The revitalized Shoney’s family dining restaurant continues to plan for growth in suburban neighborhoods and urban communities across the United States. “We are so proud of our family restaurant heritage and look forward to serving guests the fresh, quality food they know and love while keeping an eye on the future,” concluded David Davoudpour.

Since their humble beginnings in 1947 as a Charleston, West Virginia, drive-in restaurant, to their approximately 200 restaurants in 17 states, customers have enjoyed the family friendly, casual dining experience Shoney’s has to offer. Visit for more information on restaurant hours, locations and special offers.