Shoney's Corporate Office Headquarters HQ

Shoney's Corporate Office Headquarters HQ
1717 Elm Hill Pike, Ste. B-1
Nashville, TN 37210 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-615-391-5395
Fax: 615-231-2604
Customer Service Number: 1-615-231-2333
Email:  Online Only

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  1. What a disgrace for such a successful company to allow this.

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    Charlie James the district manager has not been doing his job at this Laurel location. The air-conditioning has been broken down for over a year.
    It's a SWEAT SHOP for the lovely people working there under the deplorable conditions. Not to mention 0% customer returns on Mr. James part.


    615.231.2841 Shoney's Headquarters
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    Unfortunately I used to work here many many years ago and it is NOT well kept. The kitchen, bathroom, and so called break area was highly disgusting and hardly cleaned. The office area was small and nasty. People smoked in the back area and left ashes all over the place. Some of the staff was unprofessional. The entire restaurant was filthy and did at one point have an insect problem. The reason I'm writng this review is because I had a relative visiting from Illinios and she stopped here to eat not long ago. Based on her experience nothing has changed and she will not return. She said the servers were unfriendly, loud, bad smell, just entirely nasty. I hate to say this, but being a past employee I'm surprised this place is still open. Should remodel the place or either shut it down.

  2. I worked at Shoneys 4 years while I was in school on Dickerson rd. Nashville TN we are having a class reunion and I was wanting to know do you still have the Shoneys uniforms back between 1967-1971 I worked inside and curb or some of the photos at that store or the grand opening in Cookeville we also helped open it will be glad to purchase or just borrow if you wont sale. Can you please help

  3. The manager Dale at the church street in murfessboro is rude to his staff. I have been at the restaurant a couple time and have seen how he treats his employees. Those servers have a hard job and for a superior to treat them the way he does is just shameful.

  4. We stopped at the Forsyth Georgia location on Sunday August 23rd around lunch time as we love shoneys and this is what we experienced we walked in with our mentally disabled we were walking to our table and our daughter bumped into a manager named Elise who was talking to another customer we apologized and she just rolled her eyes and told the other customer that a retard just bumped into her as all of us heard it I was blown away and my first instinct was to flip the place upside down or just leave but try and get a disabled person to leave a place that they really want to eat at and you have got a chore on your hands so we quietly went to our table and had our lunch as we just brewed on what was said it was time to leave and I paid the bill and walked our daughter out as my wife stayed and confronted the manager who of course would not admit saying it but we all heard it.I ques this is what Shoneys wants representing their restaurants we will never walk into another one again and will spread the word not that anyone at corporate would care.

  5. I can remember when Shoney's was on of the best restaurant around. people was line out the door waiting to eat. they didn't mind the wait because the food,service and managers was great. now serves are not trained correct. Managers seem to think that can't be replaced. I had a bad experience in Athens TN. store with a steak I ordered. It was burned and a press had been used on the steak while cooking. After I complained the manager replace the steak but still cook it with the press. i haven't been back because the manager was rude, he stood over my table and was making rude remarks. Not only was my money wasted the manager put the money in the register with out ringing up the ticket. I have been a manager for several different Restaurants and my take on that situation is he comp the ticket and pocketed the money and wrote both steaks up as food waste. Shoney need a new face. since Ray Danner has pasted, Shoneys.

    1. I also remember when lines where out the door we would go there sundays after church and would have to wait but it was the best place to eat what a disgrace now i also sent and e-mail to corporate office with a reply request and of course no response from my complaint very sad we will never spend another dime in a shoneys.

  6. I was recently at the orlando location and observed in incident between the female manager on duty, I believe her name was and a male employee and another female, from the depth of the conversation, the female patron was dropping a bag off to the male employee and stated that she knew they were f***** and that they both knew of her cancer and deserved each other and that the manger caused her own problems in her relationship. I'm assuming the male was the husband of this woman.........If it's family oriented how could I bring my child to your establishment X rated. I don't want to witness this while I eat, keep your trash at home. Seems as though it's an adult playground for the employees, they sure showed the quality and character of who they hire. Such an embarrassement.

    1. I was an employee, and trust me I know, managers would be in the parking lots having sex, they would smoke marijuana during work and yes drink Shoney's alcohol while on duty. If corporate doesn't care why should there employees. If you want the sales, get rid of the trash you hire to represent your company.

  7. The associates at the Oak Ridge,Tn. Shoney"s are very polite and a pleasure to have them all serve me.I go so often that my favorite table is known to all if they have been there for a while..My party is in their 70"s and since we are always ordering the bar we like to sit close..My problem is the associates who decorated for halloween had some statues on display that was very appropriate and in good taste, They were gone when I went back and I thought I had totally missed the holiday and asked where the statues were..Things rarely surprise me more than to hear that they were told to remove them from there because they scared someone and they took them away Was told by the main office to take them away...Our Shoneys' have the best decorators of all seasons and does it in the best of taste..It was a pleasure to eat there..How can one person dictate what is displayed and taken down because it scares them? When I was there, there were children present and knew the movie, they had apparently seen it because they knew the characters on display. They were not scared..Perhaps that scared someone should have been told to go else where to eat and to enjoy themselves while they were there in the no care place of nothing on display for this particular season of the year because their associates could care less how the place looks. ..Or not be afraid and eat where they are always welcomed and at the front door and given the best service that they will ever experience ever..It is sad that you allowed a few to mess up someones effort to dress the place up and now it is just a few pictures and no special feelings when I leave..So generic. And not to allow your associates to dress the place where they spend so much of their lives to have the decorations of the season..So sad...

  8. was wondering if you know that people are selling parking places in your parking lot? The Titans stadium is right there and some man is marking off spaces with orange cones and selling parking places. I figure someone in management has to be in on it.

  9. I was employed at the Shoney's located in Newport Tennessee. How do I go about obtaining information about my stocks? I am no longer employed by Shoney's. You can contact me at my home number it is 423-625-0520. thank you! Bernice Kinser and Roger Kinser

  10. Shoney's Restaurant located in Richmond, Va in the Dunbarton Square Shopping Center on Staples Mill Rd. (Visit Saturday, March 26, 2016)

    Let me begin by saying that my husband and I frequent Shoney's Restaurants often. However, we usually do not visit "this" particular location and after what transpired Saturday, we will NEVER eat there.

    I was in a party of approximately 11, (which included 3 children) all of us opted for the buffet. Upon retrieval of plates us, along with about 4 other patrons notices that the plates were dirty. (Some were greasy, but most of them had dried food on them) There are "many" diseases and illnesses floating around and if I can prevent catching something by taking precautions, that is what I do for myself and my family.

    I asked one of the servers could we please get some clean plates. She looked at the stack and stated that there were plenty of plates out there. My response was yes there are however they are dirty. She said oh, ok. After about 4-5 minutes of waiting a gentleman comes out with about 20 plates. Many of us begin to say thank you and thank you so much....As if having the dirty plates and waiting 4-5 minutes to receive cleans weren't enough, the gentleman proceeds to tell us in a nasty tone, "Well not ALL of the plates were dirty....You didn't look through them." At that point I said excuse me? He said it again, "Not all of the plates are dirty see?" I then decided that I would NOT be eating there and shared with him that this is a eating establishment to which food is served off of your plates, NONE of the plates should be dirty! Again, he gave me the same comment about them not all being dirty and working there over 40 years.

    I kindly asked our waitress for the manager. When the manager came out, yes, I told her that her staff needs to be fired and she attempted to cover for him until hearing the story. Once she heard the story, she stated that she would talk with him.

    I have several issues with this entire ordeal. Should ANYONE who ate in your restaurant Saturday morning have gotten sick due to unsanitary utensils (plates or whatever), it would have taken an act of congress to back track it to you all PLUS it would have been unnecessary had the responsible party done their job. The second thing is that the manager quickly took the side of the employee prior to even hearing the story. There were several customers to support my story PLUS a stack of dirty plates. The third thing is how could I sit down and eat a meal out there and risk getting sick off of the food? The first question that came to my mind was how do I trust that food isn't being mishandled and STILL served? Again, I do not risk things when it comes to my health.

    What was supposed to be an enjoyable Pre-Easter Saturday breakfast with my family was HORRIBLE! We dine out at various restuarants often and I must say that this is the first encounter that I have had such as this. If this is a normal practice at this location, prepare for the upcoming complaints.

    My hopes are that this email will give someone else a better dining experience than my family and I had as well as, serve as a training tool.

    Valerie W. Cash

  11. When our three children were young, Shoney's "Big Boy" in Harrisburg, PA, was our favorite place to go to celebrate everything. It closed down right after our children all went off to college. So when we found a Shoney's here in Nashville, TN, we were so excited. What a disappointment. We ordered the buffet. There were only 5 pieces of chicken when we started--mostly dry wings and two thighs. Nothing was added. The fish was hard and dry. Most of the items looked like then had been sitting all day and tasted mushy. There was plenty of meatloaf that looked bad and tasted worse. When we paid our bill and shared our disappointment, we were asked to please share this with corporate as they (the staff) have tried and have been ignored. Although they realized how bad it was, we still paid full price and received only sympathy. No, we do not want a gift certificate to go back there--that would be a punishment.

  12. On 1/17/2017 I went to shoney's in Elizabethtown, Ky for dinner while I was there the chair I was sitting in broke and I fell and hit my head hurt my knee and I am sore all over I filled out a accident report and ask for a copy I was told they couldn't give me a copy per there general manager. I wanted a report for my ins. if I need it. I think I should be able to have a copy of report. I don't want to have to get a lawyer to handle this wrong done to me .

    Georgia Galutz

  13. I will not be returning to Shoneys for employment. I cannot get over how rude the manager Dan was to me. He accused me of hating it there and all I was doing was listening and trying to learn. I was enjoying myself and had zero complaints from anyone. He ruined the whole experience for me and I'm looking for a job where I can stay.
    The whole situation was about what I look like not what I was doing. I am extremely offended. He was very rude and not apologetic at all. If this is indicative of how Shoneys is run then I definitely don't want to be part of it. I can't help what I look like when I'm thinking and concentrating. I have been waiting tables for over 20 yrs. I'm good at it and could have been an asset to your company. Again it is not right to discriminate against people because of their looks. I'm a very happy person wether or not he thinks so.

  14. 1 STAR is to much for this store!!!!

    Shame on Shoney's for letting this Restaurant get in such BAD shape!
    Shoney's Restaurants (791 North Second Street, Clarksville, TN)

    This store near Austin Peay University, is 70 years old and looked and smelled like it!!
    I went through the buffet and got Pork Chop, Green beans, mashed potatoes
    I peeled off one half inch of batter and got to the Pork chop,which was only less than 1/4 inch thick, and not fully cooked, the green beans were cooked to death greasy and shimmy, the potatoes were instant and cold!!! I took a bite of the chop and later got the Mexican shuffle ;-)
    I went back through and just got something that looked like Meat Loaf----- Another bad choice, VERY Little meat, mostly fillers, and had something that looked like BBQ sauce and tasted like floor drippings
    The best thing was the salad

    Never going back

  15. 02/25/2018
    shoney's in west menphis

    my wife an I we stop there to eat with my two kids one 9 years old ,and my 2 years old 9 years old didn't eat anything because she did not like the food there so she order just a smooty.wich was nasty .after we have are bill ,told the cash daughter she not eat.we spoke to the manager ,she said it .one child can eat with the mother (2 years old )wich was ok ,but she still has to charge me for my 9 years old girl ...even I told her server times she not eat any food.she refuse to take off charge off my bill.
    overall the food was not great.nothing was cook right.i will not ever stop there anymore first time and last time .
    eat one time in fort smith Arkansas back in 1993 food back them was great .
    will never do this again

    manager was not a good person to deal have a nasty attitude
    such a horrible place!!!!!!!!!!

  16. LOOK IF IT TAKES EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY I WILL EXPOSE THIS COMPANY ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA FORUM AND IN EVERY WAY I CAN. SOME OF THE COMPLAINTS ABOVE WERE HUMOROUS AND OTHERS ARE TO THE POINT HONEST. HERE IS MY Situation, I ate at Shoney's 2 days ago. One or Two things happened. 1.Someone at Shoney's put something in my food or poisoning... Either way I got really SICK: vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headaches and nausea. As I recounter this incident prior to my illness, the staff was unusually nice (the manager, the cook and 2 waitresses). They kept asking me "was everything ok?" That should have been the red flag for me. The last red flag was after the buffet, I paid for my food in cash but the manager GABY deliberately did not give me my receipt. NO PROBLEM GOD GOT HER RECEIPT AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING STUFF IN MY FOOD PURE EVIL. The food at the buffet spelled food negligence. The green beans were mushy and tasted like metal. The greens were nasty too and below the health dept code temperature setting for serving food. It was ALL TOTALLY NASTY. I would not recommend any one to eat there...unless you were my worst enemy (go ahead feel free to eat your heart out). Maybe that's who set me up my worst enemy. No problem you day is on the horizon.

  17. I want to know why the Shoney's in Fayetteville, NC closed down? Even worse, they moved to Lumberton, NC; a little "one-horse" town that's about a quarter the size of Fayetteville. From a profit-making viewpoint, this move made no sense whatsoever. I don't know who's responsible for the decision making process at Shoney's but whoever it is, they need their head examined for making such a BONEHEAD so-called "decision" as this.


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