The company originated with a drive-in restaurant called "Parkette" in Charleston, West Virginia. Alex Shoenbaum opened the restaurant in 1947, then acquired a Big Boy franchise in 1951. Two years later, Shoenbaum renamed the Parkette "Shoney's Big Boy." During this time, Ray Danner was building a restaurant business in central Tennessee and opened his first Big Boy franchise in 1959 in Madison, Tennessee. He incorporated his privately owned company in 1968

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Shoney's, Inc., is one of the restaurant industry's most respected companies. As of 1998 the restaurant chain operated or franchised over 1,300 restaurants in 34 states, including Shoney's, Captain D's, and the Pargo's and Fifth Quarter specialty restaurants. The company owned 893 restaurants and franchised 494 others.




Snicker's Pie

The Machine Shed Restaurant Recipe

2 (9 inch) Oreo pie shells or 1 (11 inch)
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
8 ounces chopped snickers bars
16 ounces container of whipped topping

Cream together cheese, sugar, and peanut butter. When smooth fold in snickers pieces. Then fold in whipped topping until well blended. Place in pie shells. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top with chocolate chips, caramel, more snickers or whatever you desire.

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