Shoney’s Multi-Year Franchisee, Eric Ashford, Reopens Ashburn, Georgia Location

On March 8, Past Franchisee of the Year, Eric Ashford had an opening/ribbon cutting for Shoney’s Restaurant in Ashburn, Georgia.

Attendees included: Franchise Owners, Eric & Patrice Ashford, Mayor of Ashburn, Sandy Lumpkin, Turner County Chamber’s Board of Elections Supervisor, Jan Winter, Chairman Mike Moore, County Manager, Joe Saxon and Chamber Representative, Ashley Miller.

The event was held on Friday, March 8 at 11:00 AM. Shoney’s of Ashburn, Georgia is 840 Shoney’s Drive Ashburn, GA 31714

At age 18, Shoney’s franchisee Eric Ashford began his restaurant career washing dishes. Over time, Eric worked his way up through the ranks with his goal to always be the best at whatever tasks were assigned to him.

Today, Eric is the proud owner of three Shoney’s restaurants, which include the Greenville, Evergreen, Dothan, AL locations, and now Ashburn.

The Ashburn restaurant now features a newer design compared to older locations with contemporary features and a large outdoor patio that can be enclosed by sliding and garage-style glass walls for multi-seasonal use. The location now features a new menu, which will include a fully stocked fresh food bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as other entrees ala cart.

Shoney’s Restaurants opened its first location in 1947 – and has become a household name for serving All-American food for over 70 years. From starting as a single drive-in in West Virginia to now having a footprint in 17 states, Shoney’s continues to be one of the nation’s top casual dining destinations.

To learn more about becoming a Shoney’s Restaurants franchisee, please visit the SHONEY’s website at

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