Ed Bay, who owns and operates the "Shoney's" in Henderson and Owensboro, filed a lawsuit in 2010 against Shoney's North America for breaching their license agreement.
The owner says the lawsuit, which is still pending in court, has caused such a financial burden, he can no longer continue to keep the restaurants open.
Both restaurants will close for good on Sunday.
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