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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 104...

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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 is...

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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 worked with...

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Shoney’s 70th Anniversary National Convention Comes to Nashville

Shoney’s 70th Anniversary National Convention is an incredible opportunity to connect with franchise owners and operators, vendor partners, and company employees. Learn about Shoney’s exciting new platform . . . participate in workshops designed to enhance your success . . . network and share best...

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Shoney’s CEO, David Davoudpour out front of the remodeled Shoney’s on Donelson Pike. Photo by Joyce Perkins

Shoney’s Dinner For Hope, Inspiring Nashville Youth

June 22, 2017 tntribune.com NASHVILLE, TN — In the recent Grand Opening at Shoney’s Donelson in Nashville. CEO, David Davoudpour, invited all the children and team members from the Backfield in Motion program, along with the help of Chief Anderson to a blue light special dinner treat. Shoney’s...

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Shoney’s Hosts Nashville’s Premiere Annual Gathering at 9th Annual 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & FREE Festival on May 13th at Nissan Stadium

Apr 3, 2017 RestaurantNews.com   America’s Iconic Restaurant Brand Set to Exceed $200,000 For Metropolitan Nashville Police Department with a Festival of Family Fun Nashville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  America’s favorite red, white and blue restaurant brand is putting its emphasis on the blue with Nashville’s premiere annual event — the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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