Shoney’s New Prototype Restaurant


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Shoney’s Chairman and CEO David Davoudpour always sees a bright future for Shoney’s. He calls it a return to “Glory Days.”

The All-American iconic brand celebrated the grand opening of its first-of-a-kind prototype, featuring traditional favorites like cooked-to-order entrees and seasonal buffets; in addition, the restaurant offered full liquor service as well as Shoney’s On The Go – quick service dining option providing fresh, high quality Shoney’s favorites within minutes.

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony and festivities, he unveiled the new prototype, with the grand opening of the newest Shoney’s at Sugarloaf Mills Mall, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Shoney’s grand opening event was a celebration of the family favorite’s first iteration at an inside- the-mall property. Guests met Davoudpour, took pictures with the restaurants’ famous icon, Shoney Bear, all while enjoying a FREE slice of Shoney’s signature Hot Fudge Cake. Pro wrestling icon Scott “Big Poppa Pump” Steiner and former NBA All-Star Ralph Sampson was also at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Since acquiring Shoney’s in December 2006, Davoudpour has been on a driven and spirited mission to revitalize and reinvigorate Shoney’s family-friendly, southern style restaurants, which was one of the premier family casual dining concepts in the United States.

Shoney’s new restaurant also will add over 70 full and part-time jobs to the local economy. The 3500 square foot restaurant will seat 107 guests.

posted by Sarah McCallum

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