Shoney's on Western Ave. closing after 38 years

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Shoney's announced today that it will be closing the location at 4410 Western Ave. after 38 years in business at that location.

Mr. Roy Leslie, President & CEO, confirms that the lease negotiations stalled. Consequently, Mr. Leslie was unable to agree upon new lease terms, resulting the closing of this location, only.

Shoney's said that no employees lost their job as a result of this location closing. All employees at the Western Avenue location are being relocated to one of Shoney’s other nearby restaurants.

Shoney’s of Knoxville, Inc. continues to operate 18 restaurants in 10 East Tennessee counties.