named to Shoney's Hall of Fame
.Because of his long-term commitment and strong contribution the restaurant chain, Bill Baugh, president and CEO of Shoney's of Knoxville Inc., was recently inducted into the Shoney's Hall of Fame.Baugh
, who has been affiliated with Shoney's
for more than 40 years, currently oversees 20 Shoney's restaurants in the Knoxville area, which cover nine counties, including the Caryville restaurant.Baugh
gets very involved in the communities where the restaurants are located.He
also tries to instill that sense of community pride onto his
employees.The restaurants' numerous employees, for example, volunteer at several charitable organizations and assist with school, church and hospital fundraising efforts.His
dedication to the Knoxville area is as strong as his
loyalty to Shoney's
."To be a successful restaurant in the community, you have to be apart of that community," said Baugh
."Know your neighbors and offer to help them when they're in need."Baugh
has worked in all aspects of the restaurant business from marketing and advertising, product purchasing and research and development to building restaurants from the ground up.In 1995, he was named president and CEO of the Shoney's of Knoxville franchise.
Since that time, he
has overseen major remodels of six existing restaurants and has built four additional Shoney's restaurants.
"Bill's passion for good food and his
community involvement really exemplifies Shoney's
mission," said Rodger Head, chief operating officer for Shoney's."We're all thrilled to have him as a member of our Hall of Fame."
The recognition was awarded during the recent Shoney's Franchise Workshop in Nashville.