Shoney’s, the iconic, All-American restaurant brand, is saying thank you and happy holidays to the community by offering a FREE Hot Fudge Cake this Thursday, December 3.

America’s Dinner Table for more than 73 years, Shoney’s will offer its popular dessert at no cost and with no purchase required to its loyal fans and new guests. Shoney’s famous Hot Fudge Cake has been a brand staple since 1947 and has played a key role in the brand’s recent resurgence. Shoney’s serves over 2 million Hot Fudge Cakes each year, and for one day a year, guests get one for free.

“In a year when the unexpected has become the new normal, you can count on my pledge to return Shoney’s to its glory days,” said Shoney’s Chairman and CEO Mr. David Davoudpour. “We will honor our treasured tradition of declaring a FREE Hot Fudge Cake Day. Once again, I respectfully invite you to come into any Shoney’s restaurant nationwide on Thursday, December 3 for a FREE Hot Fudge Cake.”

The brand was recently recognized by consumers as one of America’s Favorite Chains in the family-dining category, based on a Restaurant Business poll, and was voted one of the best 8 family dining restaurants in the United States in the Consumer Picks Survey via Nation’s Restaurant News.

Shoney’s was praised for having the best rating for value among all family dining chains and also scored well for its service, menu variety and diners being likely to recommend it. Its category leadership, relevance, and impact on family dining were captured in a column in Columbia, Tennessee’s newspaper: Columbia Daily Herald.

Shoney’s encourages guests to post their best Hot Fudge Cake pictures on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the world to see.