The Henderson and Owensboro Shoney’s restaurants are now under new ownership. Oscar Parker purchased both last week. He owns three other Shoney’s throughout Kentucky.
Both restaurants were shut down last week. The previous owner, Ed Bay, said they were closed days earlier than expected by the landlord. Bay said a 2010 lawsuit against Shoney’s North America caused such a financial burden that he could no longer keep the restaurants open.
Parker said he hopes to reopen Shoney’s in Owensboro next week and Shoney’s in Henderson in two to three weeks. He said he plans to remodel the interior and exterior of both restaurants.
Bay said he has no desire to continue involvement with Shoney’s North America. He said he hasn’t filed any new actions against the company or landlord yet.