The local restaurant industry just got a positive shot in the arm with iconic All-American brand Shoney’s opening a new restaurant in Kissimmee.

Shoney’s in Kissimmee, located at 5764 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, near Old Town, will employ 65 local team members, a welcome bit of positive news during what has been a challenging time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Franchise owners Bobby and Cindy Lance have been successful business owners for more than 40 years in the area with A & W restaurants and other regional brands and are very excited about this new venture.

“Shoney’s is a reflection of America’s heart so it is with such amazing gratitude that I welcome Bobby and Cindy to our family as they carry the flag for our brand. They are proven winners and we are a proven brand so this is a perfect match for us all,” said Shoney’s Chairman and CEO Mr. David Davoudpour.

The new Kissimmee Shoney’s is 6300 square feet, with 800 square feet of patio space, and with a total seating capacity of 125 guests. The location has an incredible view of the Old Town Attractions’ Ferris Wheel since it is situated next to the Kissimmee Fun Spot Attraction. Pictures and décor depict the good ole days in the 1900s with its Famous Silver Spurs Rodeo, Hot Rods, and Cowboys. The full liquor bar, the “Cruisin’ Bar,” was named for the cruisers who for more than 30 years have cruised down the streets of Old Town in their classic Hot Rods, Street Machines, Street Rods, and Trucks on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Shoney’s Kissimmee menu will feature everything and all that have made the brand an American dining treasure for more than seven decades. From Mr. Davoudpour’s select favorites and his wife Christy’s Apple Pie recipe to Shoney’s Comfort Classics featuring its famous fried chicken, its new Shoney’s Nashville Hot Chicken, Crispy Whitefish Fillets, Homestyle Meatloaf, and BBQ Pulled Pork will all be accompanied by various bottomless beverages.
Kissimmee’s Shoney’s is offering Family Pack Meals To-Go for guests who wish to enjoy Shoney’s at home as well as online ordering and catering. Shoney’s signature Freshly Prepared All You Care to Eat FRESH FOOD BAR and Shoney’s Market will be front and center options as well.

As expected by the community-focused brand, service outside of its walls is also an objective. The Shoney’s in Kissimmee supports local food banks, churches, non-profits for those with special talents, children’s charities, and local police departments.

Future Shoney’s fans are encouraged to join the brand’s E-Club in order the stay in touch with news and promotions. Sign up comes with a coupon for a free starter (app) and the gift that keeps on giving: FREE Hot Fudge Cake for the members’ birthday FOR LIFE.

Of course, with safety at the forefront of all dining-out decisions, Old Town & the Shoney’s Old Town will set the standard for following CDC guidelines, including social distancing, mask-wearing and other considerations expressed by Shoney’s CEO and Chairman Mr. David Davoudpour in an open letter to all Shoney’s present and future guests and respective constituents.