This week's dining column features Shoney's at the corner of Thompson Lane and Nolensville Road, where the Nashville-based chain is debuting a modernized menu and restaurant design.
With a sprawling repertoire of well-priced and sturdy American food, Shoney's is making a valiant attempt to reinvigorate the once-beloved brand, and for many diners, the classic Shoney's items--including the Slim Jim and Hot Fudge Cake--will guarantee a trip down memory lane.
I, for one, will never forget the time my family was informally blackballed from Shoney's on West End Avenue for stuffing a to-go box with too much bacon from the all-you-can eat breakfast bar. We were playing by the rules--we just happened to have a highly honed understanding of the value of pork versus bread products.
Anyone else want to share a Shoney's memory?