Shoney's Restaurants Franchise

Family dining restaurant

Since 1947, Shoney’s has been known for authentic southern dishes that are available for breakfast, lunch, supper and to-go.

Today, after completing an extensive revitalization program that includes a focus on freshly prepared, innovative menu items, beautifully redesigned restaurants with flat screen TV’s and modern furnishings and the commitment to give back to the communities we serve, Shoney’s truly is better than ever.

Shoney’s is a Nashville-based company with more than 140 restaurants located in 16 states. Each restaurant strives to give back and be a pillar to the community, which is the hallmark of Shoney’s culture. We support local schools, sports teams, the military, firefighters, police, EMTs and more.

From San Antonio, Texas to Dover, Ohio and every location in between, our restaurants are committed to partner with the communities we serve.

Grow with us! Make Shoney’s a part of your future and invest in a business you’ll be proud to own.

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How much does it cost to open a Shoney's Restaurants Franchise?

The investment required to open a Shoney's Restaurants Franchise is between $568,000-$2,800,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000-$35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Shoney's Restaurants name.

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Shoney's Introduces New Nightly Buffet Features
Shoney's Restaurants launches its new nightly dinner buffet features with more variety than ever. Whether you enjoy southern favorites or like your breakfast at night, Shoney's has a night to satisfy any taste bud. New nightly features include (unless otherwise noted): ...

Shoney Bear Goes To Space
In a unique partnership with the United States Space & Rocket Center, Shoney's Restaurants is educating children about new galaxies and space exploration with the help of Shoney Bear. Beginning Jan. 8, visit your local participating Shoney's for the new Shoney Bear Space Camp activity book with p...

Royal Hospitality Acquires Shoney's
Royal Hospitality Corp., a company affiliate of Atlanta-based Royal Capital Corp., announced today that it is acquiring Shoney's Restaurants from Shoney's LLC. Shoney's owns, operates and franchises 282 Shoney's Restaurants, 52 of which are franchisor-owned and 230 that are franchisee-owned. Terms...

Jump Start Your Day With Shoney's Restaurants
Shoney's Restaurants is returning to the foundation that made it a household name some 60 years ago. "Start Here" is the new mantra for Shoney's Restaurants across the region. "We're returning to our basic principle which is breakfast," said Dan Dahlen, chief marketing officer. "Start ...

Andy Stout Named Shoney's Restaurants Franchisee Of The Year
Andy Stout, Shoney's Restaurants franchisee and operator, was recently named Shoney's Restaurants 2006 Franchisee of the Year. Stout currently operates five restaurants in South Carolina, three of which he owns. In addition to being named Franchisee of the Year, two of his restaurants were recognize...

Shoney's Restaurants News & Press Releases

When did the first Shoney's Restaurants open? 1968
When did Shoney's Restaurants start Franchising? 1971

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 189 0 0 97
2004 192 0 0 124
2003 167 0 0 169
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Business Experience:

Solid business experience Multi-unit management Proven expertise in retail (food and beverage a plus) Previous franchise experience advantageous

Your income potential as a Shoney's Restaurants Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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Shoney's Restaurants

Shoney's Restaurants

1717 Elm Hill Pike, #B-1
Nashville, TN


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