Shoney's is a restaurant that has its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. This restaurant is part of a privately held chain in the Southeastern United States. It also has a few restaurants in the Midwest and lower Mid-Atlantic states. A man named Alex Schoenbaum founded Shoneys in the year 1947. The founder of the restaurant originally opened the chain under the name Big Boy restaurants but changed it to Shoney's two years later. Shoney's primarily serves breakfast foods but they also serve food like lunch and dinner foods as well, such as burgers and chicken.