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(The Tennessean)   Soon you'll be able to get drunk at the Shoney's while enjoying your strawberry pie   ( divider line 17
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437 clicks; posted to Business » on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:13 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-06-13 03:42:13 PM  
MMmmm, pie! My o my, I like pie.
2014-06-13 04:30:20 PM  
"Enjoy" and "Shoney's" shouldn't really ever be that close together in a sentence.
2014-06-13 05:36:09 PM  
If you can find a Shoney's.
2014-06-13 06:15:28 PM  
The Denny's up by work has a bar. Also bills itself as "The highest Denny's in the universe" at 8200 feet.
2014-06-13 06:30:35 PM  
Not a bad concept idea.
2014-06-13 06:39:10 PM  
You couldn't do that before?
2014-06-13 07:19:18 PM  
well, it's about bloody time!
oh, wait....
2014-06-13 07:27:27 PM  
Shoney's? Oh hells no.
2014-06-13 07:51:31 PM  
shoneys is still around?

I remember them, a buffet restaurant and a hotel right?
2014-06-13 08:30:39 PM  
I loved Shoney's growing up, but their food took a nosedive in the 90's and when I opted for a breakfast buffet a few years ago it was awful.  The sausage was filled with oatmeal, the eggs weren't real anymore, and for some reason they had overcooked ribs as an option.  We didn't even finish, we tried one plate of food, paid the bill, and went to IHOP.
2014-06-13 08:57:48 PM  
Ah Shoney's, the only restaurant at 'dead' exits along I-95.
/Ate at one a long time ago. It made Denny's look like a five star restaurant.
/Pulled into the parking lot of one on a trip home from Florida a few years ago. This was dinner time and there were exactly two cars in the parking lot.
/Went to Bojangles instead.
2014-06-13 09:00:23 PM  
And here I thought Shoney's always had a bar. But of course, the last one I ever saw was in Albuquerque 20 years ago.
2014-06-13 10:00:21 PM  
When I was growing up in SoCal, we used to go to BIG BOY, and there was a statue of BIG BOY holding up a double-decker BIG BOY hamburger, and you'd go in, and sit down, and a waitress who looked like Hazel the maid (google it) would serve you a double-decker BIG BOY hamburger, then serve you a hot-fudge sundae, with real freaking hot fudge, and it ruled.

All the Big Boys turned into Shoney's, a sloppy-ass breakfast buffet with nasty half-warm eggs, nasty half-warm hash browns, and other nasty crap. Seriously, FARK Shoney's with a rusty screwdriver.

Oh, and get off my lawn.
2014-06-13 10:34:03 PM  
For some reason that I can no longer remember, I used to eat at Shoney's on a regular basis (late 80's, I traveled some, so probably convenience). After eating at several of them, I developed a hypothesis that they were only allowed one cute waitress per shift, except in college towns. I just gradually quit eating there as their locations started to close.
2014-06-13 11:08:32 PM  
I thought it was customary to get drunk before driving to the Shoney's.
2014-06-14 12:09:29 AM  
My world is now complete!!!!!!
2014-06-14 12:03:07 PM  
Don't understand all the hate for Shoney's.  they had consistently decent food and service across the country.
Better than the crapshoot of finding a decent place to eat while travelling.
$10 seafood Friday, burger bar, potato bar, salad and breakfast bar.

All reasonable priced.  F**k all you haters.  You can have the Awful House!
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