During Nashville-based Shoney’s 70th Anniversary convention, the entire franchise and corporate system gathered in Nashville for a meal pack-a-thon to benefit three local organizations that share missions to feed the hungry and help those in need. Shoney’s franchisees, employees and friends worked with Feed the Hunger to pack 17,000 ready-to-eat meals. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, The Metropolitan Action Commission and Nashville’s The Bridge Ministry. An additional 8,000 meals will be sent overseas to countries and communities facing extreme hunger.
The meal pack-a-thon exemplifies one of Shoney’s core missions to make an impact in its communities through charitable donations, events and leadership. Since 1959, Shoney’s has been headquartered in Nashville and continues to call The Music City home by investing in the community, the local police department and other Nashville organizations.
Shoney’s is a Nashville-based company that operates in 17 southern states and is now growing through franchising following an extensive revitalization effort. Since its humble beginnings in 1947 as a Charleston, West Virginia drive-in restaurant, guests have enjoyed Shoney’s family-friendly, casual dining experience.