Shoney’s Celebrates 65 Years With Special Edition Coca Cola Glass

Shoney’s, the great American eatery, is celebrating 65 years of dining by giving their guests one of America’s favorite sweet treats: a Barq’s® root beer float with a gift of a limited edition collectible Coca-Cola® bell soda glass..

The Coca-Cola bell soda glass has been part of the heritage of The Coca-Cola Company since 1929.  Like the famous contour bottle for Coca-Cola, the Bell Soda Glass was destined to become forever associated with Coca-Cola worldwide.  Still used at many soda fountains, these glasses are visible proof of the timeless popularity of the world’s most-valuable brand.   I still find myself reaching for these bell soda glasses in our cupboard (and mine are handed down from my parents).

Shoney’s has partnered up with Coca-Cola to offer its breakfast guests a coupon to enjoy the frosty fountain treat at the throwback price of 65 cents with a return meal enjoyed during the lunch or dinnertime hours (purchase must be $5.00 or more and patrons must dine-in).  Beginning Nov. 1 and continuing daily until November 30, 2012, participating Shoney’s restaurants will be distributing 65th anniversary “Shoney’s Homecoming” coupons to every dine-in breakfast guest. Customers can use the coupon with their next dine-in lunch or dinner purchase of $5.00 or more at Shoney’s to redeem the 65-cent root beer float while supplies of the limited-edition fountain glasses last. (note: The “Shoney’s Homecoming” coupon expires at the close of business on November 30, 2012.  If an individual Shoney’s restaurant runs out of the Coca-Cola Bell Soda Glasses before November 30, its participation in the promotion – including the 65-cent root beer float offer – will end at that time.)

A little Shoney’s history lesson for those of you not in the know!

Shoney’s was one of the first family casual dining concepts in the United States.  Its roots trace back to 1947, when Alex “Shoney” Schoenbaum opened the Parkette Drive-In next to his father’s bowling alley in Charleston, W.Va.  Today, Nashville-based Shoney’s is a favorite family casual dining destination, with approximately 200 restaurants in 17 states across the South and Southeast, reaching everyone from growing young families to retirees.  The “Shoney’s Homecoming” coupon for a 65-cent Barq’s root beer float is Shoney’s way of saying “thank you” to longtime patrons while welcoming a new generation to enjoy the Shoney’s experience.

Do you have memories of eating at Shoney’s and/or enjoying old-fashioned root beer floats?  Do your kids like to make their own ice cream float creations with different soda flavors?

Hurry in for your glass – only four days left!

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