Shoney’s Set to Celebrate Grand Opening of Newly Designed Restaurant in Morgantown

Shoney's Set to Celebrate Grand Opening of Newly Designed Restaurant in Morgantown

Shoney’s NEW Touchdown City Restaurant Will be West Virginia’s First Shoney’s to Serve Beer and Wine; Guests Receive FREE Slices of Shoney’s Signature Hot Fudge Cake at Grand Opening This Wednesday

Former West Virginia University Mountaineers Head Football Coach and College Hall of Fame Member Don Nehlen to Attend Grand Opening Festivities

In a city known for its football and a state lovingly referred to as “Almost Heaven,” West Virginia-born Shoney’s is ready to score big with a new restaurant in Morgantown and is giving guests its own slice of heaven.

At its grand opening event this Wednesday, June 25, from 5-8 pm at its new restaurant at 9 Sterling Drive, Shoney’s will offer all guests FREE signature Hot Fudge Cake, while supplies last. Shoney’s will also be giving away a $100 gift certificate to one lucky guest. Ribbon-cutting is set for 6 pm.

Former West Virginia University Head Coach (1980-2000) and College Football Hall of Fame Inductee Don Nehlen will be on hand to sign autographs for the entire grand opening.

The Touchdown City location, which created 70 new local jobs, will also be the state’s first Shoney’s serving beer and wine. The 5000-square foot restaurant seats 144 guests and offers free Wi-Fi and multiple big-screen televisions, perfect for following and watching the West Virginia University Mountaineers.

The iconic All-American restaurant brand, with humble roots in the West Virginia, including being founded by Alex Schoenbaum in Charleston, West Virginia in 1947, brings all-time favorites to the newly designed restaurant, including delicious, freshly-prepared food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant is open Sunday – Thursday from 7 am – 10 pm and Friday & Saturday from 7 am – 11 pm.

“We are thrilled to open up our new restaurant in Morgantown. We love this city and this city loves Shoney’s,” said Morgantown resident and Shoney’s franchisee Hossein Nikzad. “We are excited to provide incredible food at a great value with great service to the wonderful folks in Morgantown and to everyone who visits our great city.”

“We are completely committed to Shoney’s return to its Glory Days and we are true to Shoney’s roots, which began in the Mountain State,” said Shoney’s Chairman and CEO David Davoudpour. “One of Shoney’s core values is the commitment to the local communities that Shoney’s serves, and we are glad to see a new Shoney’s in Morgantown with a newly designed restaurant that is better than ever. And, of course, Let’s Go Mountaineers!”

Shoney's Set to Celebrate Grand Opening of Newly Designed Restaurant in Morgantown

Shoney’s is a Nashville-based company with more than 165 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 for more information on restaurant hours, locations and special offers. You can also follow Shoney’s on Facebook, Twitter @Shoney’s and YouTube.