Testimonials – Shoney's Franchise



Here are just a few success stories from people who have joined the Shoney’s® franchise program. We’re excited to have them on board and welcome all new domestic and international franchise partners with all the training and support they need.


Let’s make Shoney’s great.

Scott & Christa Steiner

Franchisees since 2016

“The reception from the local community for our new Shoney’s has truly been amazing. This community really needed a family-friendly restaurant and we feel truly blessed to open a Shoney’s where we live and our kids go to school. Shoney’s is such a wonderful brand with a rich history and we are excited to be a part of the brand’s growth and future.”


Dan Holt

Franchisee since 2011

I started out with one restaurant and very little experience in the industry. Help is always just a phone call away. I now own three Shoney’s that are all doing well, and I owe much of my success to the training and help that I received from Shoney’s. You don’t need to have years and years of restaurant experience to be successful with Shoney’s.”

Rory Smith

Rory Smith

Franchisee since 1995

Before I bought my own Shoney’s franchise in 1995, I had been working with Shoney’s since 1971, when I was 15 years old. It’s safe to say that I’m definitely a product of Shoney’s. Not only do I love Shoney’s and the restaurant business, but I love knowing that David (Davoudpour) shares my passion.”


Kaye Couch

Franchisee since 2000

Shoney’s has such brand recognition. It is a brand that spans over three generations. How many businesses can say that? We have been a part of so many families’ everyday lives that they truly have a special place in their heart for us. They have been coming to Shoney’s since they were children and were raised with us. They get so emotional when they enter our building that visitors often say, “can you come open a Shoney’s in my town?”

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