Why Shoney’s

Legacy Brand & Extraordinary Culture

From its beginnings in 1947, Shoney’s has been known for warm, Southern hospitality, delicious all-American cuisine and great people who care about our guests and each other. This winning combination has kept our guests loyal for over 70 years. Simplicity, innovation and giving back to the community are our pillars to success and set us apart from other full-service family restaurant brands in the country.


Solid Investment

In our 70 years as a brand, many of our franchisees have done pretty well for themselves. They have opened restaurants, created jobs and given back to their communities. Franchisees have the opportunity to create family businesses that can be passed down to their children, or be sold to the next passionate restaurateur who wants to be in control of their destiny and have the potential to achieve financial independence.

Strategic Expansion

We regularly receive requests from guests and restaurateurs to expand to markets across the globe. We are looking for passionate people, who love the restaurant industry, to partner with us to strategically expand our presence throughout the United States and to select countries internationally. We offer a flexible footprint and solid business model and are open to traditional and nontraditional locations in open territories from coast to coast.


America’s Go-To

Shoney’s is reinvigorated, redesigned and ready to become a global dining destination. The new Shoney’s offers more than ever before. We have a great new menu and updated buffet bar filled with healthy and delicious selections. The décor has been completely revamped and in select locations we serve beer, wine and mixed drinks. Join us on the journey to become America’s Go To restaurant and know that we are dedicated to the support and success of our franchise partners.

Active Community Member

We are proud to support the communities that we serve and partner with organizations including the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life Navigators Program, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Habitat for Humanity, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, The National Restaurant Education Foundation and more.


Franchising Opportunities 

Shoney’s is established and growing! Single restaurant locations and territories are available for new build or conversion of existing real estate with footprint of 3,000-6,500 square feet for Shoney’s and 1,000-3,000 square feet.

As we continue to grow, Shoney’s has global franchise opportunities available in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. Restaurants  build-out options include end-cap, in-line, free standing, food court, airports, arenas, toll way and universities. For more information, please contact Terri Harof at terri.harof@shoneys.com or call 404.786.7410.