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Shoney's, 7335 Garners Ferry Road: January 2016 (Closed again)   7 comments

Posted at 12:37 am in closing




This Shoney's on Garners Ferry Road is closed for remodeling. I used to eat there now and again when I worked out on Bluff Road. It was a typical Shoney's with a decent salad bar and burgers. I'm not sure exactly what the remodel will entail. Newer Shoney's stores are bigger and boxier, but it doesn't look yet like they plan to tear down the existing building.

(Hat tip to commenter Kenneth)

UPDATE 2 May 2016 -- As reported in the comments, this place is open again:


UPDATE 10 September 2020: As reported by commenter Thomas, this place is closed again:







The chain has been in trouble for years now, and we have lost a number of locations in the Columbia area. Apprently the stress of COVID-19 combined with marginal sales anyway were enough to close this branch down, at least until people head back to restaurants in greater numbers.

Written by ted on February 18th, 2016

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7 Responses to 'Shoney's, 7335 Garners Ferry Road: January 2016 (Closed again)'

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  1. It will be a miracle if it opens back up. They are going the way of Ryan's


    18 Feb 16 at 1:31 am

  2. I have read about how CEO David Davodpour has sought to implement strategies to turn Shoney's around so I think it's possible but I think it's a wait and see situation...I don't want to wish him any ill but he does have his work cut out for him based on the number of Shoney's that have folded since the late 90s...


    18 Feb 16 at 9:50 am

  3. Dateline: Wednesday, March 22, 2016:
    The Shoney's has reopened!

    Midnight Rambler

    22 Mar 16 at 10:42 am

  4. @Midnight - if you happen to go there let me know how it looks and how the food is. That goes for anyone else as well.....


    23 Mar 16 at 1:54 am

  5. I hit the breakfast bar this morning and they have new tile flooring and updated counters. The same worn booths are there and the food options are the same as before. I was really hoping they would expand the food items to match Shoney's in other areas that have a more impressive spread.

    Joe Shlabotnik

    1 Apr 16 at 1:00 pm

  6. @Joe - that's what I was afraid would happen. Sounds like putting lipstick on a pig.


    2 Apr 16 at 3:32 am

  7. Yeah, this place opened for about 20 minutes post-COVID before re-closing. The Lizard's Thickets have done a similar thing (close some locations while actively directing you to an operating restaurant). Could this be a staffing thing--temporarily closing lower-traffic and/or smaller places to ensure the top stores have a sufficient number of employees?

    Justin S.

    11 Sep 20 at 1:09 pm

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