East Tennessee Shoney's locations elect not to serve alcohol

East Tennessee Shoney's locations elect not to serve alcohol

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The 20 East Tennessee locations, which are franchised, elected not to participate in Shoney's corporate program to begin serving beer and wine. The 20 East Tennessee locations, which are franchised, elected not to participate in Shoney's corporate program to begin serving beer and wine.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - While Shoney's says beer and wine will be coming to the menus of many of its restaurants soon, none of them will be in East Tennessee.

The 20 East Tennessee locations, which are franchised, elected not to participate in Shoney's corporate program to begin serving beer and wine.

More online: Shoney's of Knoxville locations

"At this time, Shoney’s of Knoxville Inc. has no plans to serve beer or wine at any of our 20 locations in 10 East Tennessee counties," said Bill Baugh, President and CEO of Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc.

Restaurant officials told sister station WKRN-TV that some locations, including those in the Nashville area, will have a revamped fresh menu that includes beer and wine, some locations will even offer a full bar.

"By offering beer, wine, alcohol, fresh food as well, you know, all our meat is fresh now that targets towards the new millennials," said Damon Davoudpour, Director of Marketing for Shoney's.

Related story: Shoney's adds beer to menu in Nashville

Franchisees in the Knoxville area say they are not required to take part in every corporate plan.
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