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The Shoney's brand is an American icon. For generations, it's been the quintessential American dinner table; a place to celebrate the everyday victories and moments in life; and a place to enjoy wonderful food that just seems to put things into perspective.
Now we're introducing Shoney's to a whole new generation with newly redesigned restaurants, a renewed dedication to amazing food, and the introduction of Shoney's On The Go,® a gourmet, fast-casual version of the Shoney's we all know and love.
Shoney's menu has always been filled with a wide variety of family pleasing meals. Our culinary team has decades of experience and is dedicated to keeping our menu fresh and exciting by carefully selecting fresh ingredients and creating meals to satisfy every guest. It's Shoney's...let's eat!®
Shoney's restaurants are designed to be highly visible, comfortable and inviting to patrons. Combined with our new menu, updated restaurant look and feel, and system innovations, Shoney's provides a great opportunity for entrepreneurs. With the Shoney's team, you'll have the support of many, and together we'll all build something great.
Shoney's has a rich history as America's family restaurant serving guests for over 65 years. With restaurants in 16 states, we are one of the nation's top casual dining destinations and growing. Today, we are exploring development opportunities in many new markets. If you've always wanted to be a part of an iconic brand, now's your chance.
Our company's three pillars are innovation, simplicity and giving back to the community. We are focused on enhancing our guests' dining experience and supporting our franchise operators with the tools they need to succeed. Participating in our local communities is good business and allows us to share our success.
By serving wonderful food that is fresh and satisfying and providing friendly, attentive service, we keep our guests coming back.
Our warm welcome and fun atmosphere makes Shoney's the 'Go To' place to celebrate special or every day moments. Did you know that we also offer catering and hospitality services to help with planning that perfect corporate or social event? We are passionate about sharing our restaurant and hospitality industry 'know how' to help our patrons create memorable events for important business or personal occasions.
We are proud to support local organizations such as, Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Navigators Program, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and National Restaurant Education Foundation Tennessee by participating and promoting many of their special activities. Check for 'Community News' updates our website. Check for 'Community News' updates on our website.
Contact us today to find out more about becoming a Shoney's franchisee. We look forward to meeting entrepreneurs like you who share our values and are ready to bring Shoney's to a whole new generation of satisfied guests.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. An offering is made only by a Franchise Disclosure Document. There are 15 states that regulate the offer and sale of franchises - California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states or are receiving this message in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable state. ©2014 Shoney's North America, LLC, 1717 Elm Hill Pike, Suite B-1, Nashville TN 37210
In 1991, East of Chicago Pizza was founded on our signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best tasting pizza with every bite. We believe our commitment to these three principles is the driving force behind our growth and success.
East of Chicago Pizza is a proven franchise system, which has thrived for over twenty years in the ultra-competitive pizza industry. We have more than 80 locations in six states and in 2013, East of Chicago continued its impressive growth by surpassing 48 consecutive months of same-store-sales increases, the addition of 12 new locations, all while breaking the $30 million mark in franchise-wide sales.
In 2008, Tony Collins, a multi-unit operator, purchased the franchise. Tony's vision for the East of Chicago brand centered on the drive and success of existing operators. "It started with engagement of the owners across the board," Collins said. "We looked at each operating unit and completed over 200 store visits in order to establish our vision and company goals for the next five years. Plus, we invested heavily in training and operational systems while securing national distribution channels." Today, East of Chicago Pizza is recognized throughout the Midwest for our specialty pizzas, delicious subs, and signature wings.
In the next five years, the company plans on reaching a total of 150 units and growing the corporate structure to provide continued support to the franchisee in all aspects of development, training and operations. The drive and success of existing franchisees are major aspects of East of Chicago's future growth plans. "You have to see beyond initial investment and want to grow larger with us," said Collins, noting the brand emphasizes there is a huge opportunity for aggressive expansion in key territories. "We look for potential franchisees who have great passion, a background in restaurant management, or, ideally, a multi-unit operator."
Opening an East of Chicago Pizza franchise does not require past experience. If you have experience, it is an advantage since you already understand the time commitment and what it takes to be successful. If you don't have experience, you are in a great situation since you don't have any pre-existing ideas about what you should be doing. Our experienced team of support personnel will help you make the most of your time and answer any questions. Plus, you can take advantage of the experience and wisdom of our franchisees, area developers, and our vendors.
Our ideal candidate has a background in restaurant management, preferably franchise restaurants; strong management skills; the ability to consistently motivate themselves and those around them; and the willingness to devote time and energy to the business.
Successful franchise operators are unanimous in their belief that working with people, building our Brand value and a commitment to our founding core principles are the best attributes for any potential franchise owner.
Hula Dog® is a unique Hawaiian experience. In a specially baked, bun sized loaf of bread we pierce a "Puka" from one end through most of the length of the bun. Hula Dog reinvents the identity of the American hot dog.
The sweet essence of local fruits is combined with the mellow warmth of our garlic, lemon sauces to contrast with the savory taste of a polish sausage. Therefore, not only do we provide a hotdog that not only presents a totally new taste sensation, but one that must be held differently too. In addition, we employ our own uniquely designed equipment to toast a Puka (hole) in the bread and keep the polish sausages separate from the veggies. With bright colorful murals, and painted tables & chairs, we present our dinning experience in a tropical Bamboo little hut setting to follow the idea of a Hawaiian influence in our products. In this we hope to reach the world that our hotdogs have a Hawaiian accent.
At Hula Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs we take our mission to deliver a unique hot dog experience very seriously. Hula Dog is a new power in comfort food that will forever be linked to Hawaii. For many it is a fond memory of their visit, for others it is an opportunity to learn and grow by a solid work ethic and community service. We apply a special focus on training young people to work as a team and to be aware of the needs of their communities. Hula Dog® is about the basics of friendly people who provide good service and are cheerful and fun to be around. We care about the nurture and sustainability of the planet and try to implement policies that reflect 'Green' virtues in our standard operating procedures. Caring about the neighborhood and 'doing one's best' is a down home quality that we believe in.
Therefore, we have redefined the basic idea of the American hotdog tradition into one of tropical translation that celebrates the splendor of the Hawaiian Islands. The buns we use are unlike anything else known in the industry and the style of our shops is to reflect an appreciation for all that is good about Hawaii. So we strive to make our hot dogs memorable, our shops nostalgic of 'Old Hawaii' and our service casual but excellent. In all that we do, we seek to reflect the ambiance of the islands through our presentation, so that the customer may not only feel satisfied, but transformed by the simple charm of all that is Hula Dog.
With a seasoned and principled leadership and support team, along with a strong national presence, Checkers has had strong consecutive same store sales performance. Checkers and Rally's have experienced category leading system-wide same store sales for three consecutive years (fiscal 2013, 2012, and 2011).
With nearly 800 restaurants and 25 plus years' experience, Checkers is consistently ranked highest in overall value by guests in the category - thriving in both booming and retracting economies. The company owns and operates 335 restaurants to ensure both products and initiatives are tested before rollout to the franchise community. In fact, Checkers has added new product lines, such as Classic Wings and Cold Creations, while preserving its craveable food and menu simplicity. The Company has meaningfully improved restaurant profitability by implementing a nimble, metrics-driven management style and developing efficiencies across the business. The results of this new orientation are highly tangible and include more effective food cost controls and streamlined supply chain and distribution system.
Checkers offers build-out options at multiple investment levels to help those restaurateurs of all sizes to own a business. In three short years, Checkers conceptualized and build four new restaurant formats, dramatically reducing the investment level. Formats include:
These varied restaurant formats allow restaurateurs to fit Checkers on any site with compelling returns.
We are looking for both individuals with prior restaurant/business experience and those who are seeking a financial investment. Our financial criteria are:
Checkers is a proud supporter of the International Franchise Association's VetFran program.
*Note: Checkers & Rally's are ONLY franchising in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV