Shoney’s is continuing its expansion plans and franchise growth with the opening of its newest location in Evergreen, Alabama.

Shoney’s new 4,800-square-foot location at 77 Liberty Hill Place in Evergreen will feature the brand’s iconic pillars: fresh quality food at a great value with friendly service. It will also feature a new, contemporary look and features including a full service granite bar with stacked stone, large TVs, fresh squeezed orange juice, Espresso, salad, and hot food buffet, and a variety of freshly prepared options from the menu. The new location will also include a full bar. 

For franchise owner Eric Ashford, who bought two existing Shoney’s over the past 10 years, building the new Evergreen was nearly three decades in the making.

“I started washing dishes at Shoney’s 27 years ago and it has always been a dream of mine to build my own Shoney’s,” Ashford says. “I’ve been with the brand through thick and thin. What owner David Davoudpour has done for the Shoney’s brand has truly been remarkable. He had always looked to the future and I can tell you the future for Shoney’s is here and now.”

Since acquiring the great American eatery in 2007, Davoudpour has been on a driven and spirited mission to reinvigorate and revitalize Shoney’s, a family-friendly, southern-style restaurant brand. Shoney’s was one of the first family casual dining concepts in the U.S. Shoney’s is now growing through franchising following an extensive revitalization effort.

“When I bought the brand, I declared that we would bring Shoney’s back to the forefront by proudly serving delicious, fresh-never frozen food at a reasonable price,” adds Davoudpour, Shoney’s Chairman and CEO. “Shoney’s is now ready to grow the brand by teaming up with franchise partners who share our commitment to this great brand.”

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