Our Story

Shoney’s® is a Nashville-based company with restaurants in 16 states.  Since 1947, Shoney’s has been the quintessential American dinner table: a place to celebrate the everyday victories and special moments in life and a place to enjoy wonderful food and friendly service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Today, after completing an extensive revitalization program that includes a focus on freshly prepared American cuisine served with a southern twist, beautifully redesigned restaurants with modern furnishings and the commitment to give back to the communities that we serve, Shoney’s truly is better than ever. Giving back is a hallmark of Shoney’s culture. Our community involvement initiatives support a variety of groups, including local schools, sports teams, military, firefighters, police, EMTs and more.


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    How Shoney’s new menu caters to younger diners

    Last September, Shoney’s a 147-unit family-dining chain based in Nashville, rolled out a new menu to appeal to a younger, more food-focused crowd. Corporate executive chef Eric Cleveland discussed some of the changes, as well as finding the balance between attracting new customers and satisfying old ones.

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    Shoney’s Unveils New Prototype

    Shoney’s, the Nashville-based chain founded in 1947 and operating in 16 states, will unveil its new design prototype in early 2017 at its Donelson, Tenn., location. The design brings Shoney’s up to date with a contemporary, warm and inviting space that pays homage to the brand’s heritage. The exterior features reclaimed wood, stone siding and a prominent backlit Shoney’s logo. Some new and existing locations will have a large outdoor patio that can be enclosed by sliding and garage-style glass walls for multiseason use.

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    CEO David Davoudpour Sponsors Career Fair in Nashville

    The chairman and CEO of Nashville-based Shoney’s Companies, David Davoudpour, personally sponsored the “My Future, My Way” Career Fair in Nashville. He was joined by Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Interim Director Chris Henson, Congressman Jim Cooper, Rita McDonald, , Director of Community & Business Engagement...