Shoney’s Piles Up Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin is the undisputed flavor of autumn, and Shoney’s is ready to pile on—with free pancakes, that is.

The restaurant is offering free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, made-to-order with any of its Legendary Breakfast Buffet purchases for a limited time at participating restaurants. Shoney’s will also feature Pumpkin Spice Coffee and Pumpkin Pie, whole or by the slice.

Shoney's Salutes Veterans

Nothing says thank you like a great burger and Shoney's is set to prove it. The all-American restaurant brand will thank our nation's veterans and troops with a free All-American Burger on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013.

"For generations, Shoney's always has been a 'Welcome Home' sign to America's military," says CEO David Davoudpour. "On their national day of celebration and honor, Shoney's looks forward to welcoming our veterans and troops with a free burger as we thank those who protect our very freedom. We salute you."

The Fast-Casual Shift

While the entire restaurant industry has fared well in 2012, growth in the limited-service sector has outpaced full-service concepts, leading several of the latter to experiment with fast-casual concepts.

In August, Shoney’s launched its first Shoney’s On the Go in Houston; full-service Mexican concept Abuelo’s, meanwhile, will debut the fast-casual Abuelo’s Taqueria in Lubbock, Texas, this month.

Shoney's CEO Joins Dine America

The creators of Dine America, an annual conference for foodservice executives, are proud to announce that David Davoudpour, chairman and CEO of Shoney’s, will join the exciting lineup of keynote speakers at the 2011 conference.

Davoudpour bought the struggling Shoney’s chain from Lone Star in 2007. With a focus on innovation, simplicity, and community involvement, Davoudpour’s undertaking has created a special comeback story for the industry.