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(Gwinnett Daily Post)   Shoney's opens its first restaurant serving alcohol to help you forget that you just ate at Shoney's   (gwinnettdailypost.com) divider line 14
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2014-01-17 09:28:47 AM  
Shoney's still exists? Man, I remember eating at one when I was a kid back in the 80s. I don't think I've seen an actual open location since the early 90s. Next you're going to tell me Ponderosa is still in business.
 
2014-01-17 09:34:00 AM  
Is there a chain restaurant the Fark food snobs wont insult?

If they've been in business for 67 years I'm guessing they're doing something right.
 
2014-01-17 09:41:30 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Is there a chain restaurant the Fark food snobs wont insult?

If they've been in business for 67 years I'm guessing they're doing something right.


In 1998 they had over 1300 restaurants. Today there are about 230 Shoney's. Can't be doing too much right.
 
2014-01-17 09:47:55 AM  
What's Shoney's?
 
2014-01-17 09:50:01 AM  

asquian: Next you're going to tell me Ponderosa is still in business.


http://ponderosasteakhouses.com/
 
2014-01-17 10:05:22 AM  

EngineerAU: ReapTheChaos: Is there a chain restaurant the Fark food snobs wont insult?

If they've been in business for 67 years I'm guessing they're doing something right.

In 1998 they had over 1300 restaurants. Today there are about 230 Shoney's. Can't be doing too much right.


That's just the nature of the restaurant business. New place opens up, everybody eats there until the next new place opens and you lose a chunk of your regulars to them. 8 or 10 new places later and you're out of business.
 
2014-01-17 10:21:41 AM  
I remember a breakfast buffet featuring a vat of corned beef hash. I thought it good, then I grew up to realize it was a canned product.
 
2014-01-17 10:31:09 AM  

abhorrent1: What's Shoney's?


a.k.a. Waddle America, it's regional.
 
2014-01-17 10:46:45 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: asquian: Next you're going to tell me Ponderosa is still in business.

http://ponderosasteakhouses.com/


See also:
peterhirschberg.com

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2014-01-17 10:48:56 AM  

asquian: Shoney's still exists? Man, I remember eating at one when I was a kid back in the 80s. I don't think I've seen an actual open location since the early 90s. Next you're going to tell me Ponderosa is still in business.


My thoughts exactly.  Used to have them here, but haven't seen one in decades.  Not that the food was really good, but it wasn't utter crap, and really, you only went for the breakfast buffet anyways, which was just about perfect for a sunday morning after a long night.
 
2014-01-17 11:30:47 AM  
I was in Des Moines on a 34hr reset and discovered Bonanza, which to me is Sizzler with more options. I enjoyed it. Prime Rib with buffet for $18.


I usually try to go between quantity and quality. I am a trucker so diet can be quite crappy. I recently ate at Culvers for the first time and REALLY loved that.

As for Shoneys, I can remember eating there as a kid when I was on family trips but unlike Waffle House or Cracker Barrel I can not remember much.

Sometimes you just want some food. Sometimes you want a lot without care of quality and just want a low price.
 
2014-01-17 10:25:46 PM  
Shoney's. Dry Ridge, KY.

You haven't lived yet.
 
2014-01-17 11:46:37 PM  

abhorrent1: What's Shoney's?


The Internets seem to indicate that it's the Southern equivalent of Shari's, for those of us in the Pacific Northwest....
 
2014-01-18 08:37:08 AM  
"The Shoneys Effect" :

I was visiting friends in Atlanta and we went to Shoneys for breakfast. About 30 minutes after we left one of my friends says we have to stop NOW at a bathroom.

He jumps out at some gas station and runs to the bathroom. We were like "what's wrong? We ate the same thing and i'm feeling fine"...

About an hour later my stomach gurgled and I had to run to the bathroom and blow my ass out.

True story!
 
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