Our Story

Shoney’s restaurants, based in Nashville, Tennessee, was established in 1947. We are truly better than ever and have restaurants in 17 states and multiple locations under construction. We serve all American cuisine with a southern twist on our fresh food bar and chef driven menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, our offerings have universal appeal to guests of all ages and our newer units feature beer, wine and spirits. We pledge to serve great food at a great value and are committed to the success of our franchisees and the legacy of our brand by providing proven processes, time tested tools and unwavering support.


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    Shoney’s Is Back, and Better Than Ever, in Haywood County

    In 2018, residents of Haywood County in North Carolina can finally dine again at Shoney’s after a 4-year hiatus. Franchise owner Gary Lowe ran his previous Haywood County Shoney’s for 35 years before the site was acquired to make way for an interchange at exit...

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    “Franchisee of the Year” – Eric Ashford

    At age 18, Shoney’s franchisee Eric Ashford (pictured above, second from left) began his restaurant career washing dishes. Over time, Eric worked his way up through the ranks with his goal to always be the best at whatever tasks were assigned to him. Today, Eric...

  • The meal pack-a-thon exemplifies one of Shoney’s core missions to make an impact in its communities through charitable donations, events and leadership.

    Shoney’s Feeds the Hungry with Meal Pack-a-Thon

    Aug 09, 2017 foodnewsfeed.com During Nashville-based Shoney’s 70th Anniversary convention, the entire franchise and corporate system gathered in Nashville for a meal pack-a-thon to benefit three local organizations that share missions to feed the hungry and help those in need. Shoney’s franchisees, employees and friends...