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When John Calipari wants Shoney’s, he gets Shoney’s

The Verizon Wireless Championship Tour was pulling into Elizabethtown just a few minutes ago when Coach Cal decided he wanted to go to Shoney’s. And just as the group did yesterday with McDonald’s, they immediately pulled into Shoney’s, per Cal’s request.

The group was greeted by the restaurant’s manager, who asked, “Did you stop here because you heard about our remodel?” Matt followed that up with a tweet saying he’s under the assumption that Calipari did hear about the remodel and that is why they stopped there.

Now the boys just have to make sure they clean their plates so they can get a free sucker on the way out!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

44 Comments for When John Calipari wants Shoney’s, he gets Shoney’s



  1. @theonlyjka14
    2:34 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    This guy is a genius.



  2. Jeff J
    2:36 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Even if he doesnt end up challenging UCLA for titles, he is going to challenge Rupp as the most legendary coach in Kentucky History.



  3. TN Cat
    2:38 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    So when do they get to Louisville?



  4. The Most Interesting Man in the World
    2:38 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Now this guy really gets it



  5. rajonknows
    2:38 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    I had absolutely no idea that Shoney’s still even existed.



  6. kywildcat
    2:39 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    The gold standard



  7. I Say
    2:40 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    If I were in Etown I would’ve went with Steak n’ Shake personally.



  8. minton
    2:40 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    The girl with the glasses and the girl in the very back both have permagrins. There expressions are the exact same in both pictures, lol.



  9. Radio Silence?
    2:41 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously, less Shoney’s-more podcast on the site. Nothing on WKJK or KSR. Is everyone at Shoney’s today?



  10. TN Cat
    2:42 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Is Cal showing the woman in the top pic how to set a legal screen?



  11. proudfan
    2:44 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Has any other coach done this kind of tour for his program?
    @4. You are right, sir. Cal just flat gets it! Dude is a marketing mastermind.



  12. DT in DC
    2:46 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Waiting for the stop at the US Capitol so I can see the hardware!



  13. Richard
    2:47 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    No wonder Calipary is getting so fat! Every other picture is at a fast food place. Oh well he fits in with all the other fat UK fans. Lexington WAS ranked worlds laziest city!



  14. Nutter Butter
    2:48 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Good Lord Kentucky! Lose some GD weight!



  15. dcgirl
    2:51 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Me too DT!!



  16. Walden Schmidt
    2:51 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Damn, sure are some run stoppers in that picture.



  17. BlueFins
    2:52 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously, how many other National Championship trophy’s have been to a Shoney’s?



  18. HeavySnacker
    2:53 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Those are my people



  19. BlueFins
    2:53 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, since you didn’t write the book on this season, maybe you should consider doing a coffee table book that shows all the places the trophy has been.



  20. BlueFins
    2:55 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Judging from the picture, it appears that Shoney’s still has the buffet.



  21. Richard
    3:00 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    I live in my mom’s basement. I am back at work today so I can be a Louisville fan posting on a UK website. I am such a loser!



  22. TommyLasorda
    3:05 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Two words: Strawberry pie!



  23. BillDozer
    3:07 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    #20…and the bacon is just as good as it ever was.



  24. SexnNursinHomes
    3:10 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think they need to change the name from “Shoney’s” to “Strokey’s”.



  25. STEVE!
    3:13 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    10 – I believe she is actually showing him the proper technique for blocking out for a rebound.



  26. FloydtheBarber
    3:17 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    25: That is a Blarge if I ever saw one!



  27. Hal
    3:18 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    no salads at that shoneys?



  28. Halbs
    3:27 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    damn that remodel looks good



  29. hotdog23
    3:27 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Thank God for West Virginia or we would be last in education and first in fata$$es!



  30. Bob
    3:40 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Ok, so Matt must be the photographer on this trip because I haven’t seen him in a single photo.



  31. DavenderCatTheSequel
    3:41 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Dude, it’s Shoney’s. I want my servers fat & my helpings heaping.



  32. Wtf
    4:03 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Man look at the fat lards
    Eat a freakin Salad and no dont put pork rings or gravy on it

    Pigs



  33. nassau65
    4:18 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    i wish we had some friggin moderators on here, geez this is gett’n old.



  34. Ridge Runner
    4:47 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    I think this is just great as most of you do. These are stories the waitresses & managers will be telling grandchildren and friends for years. Cal has gotten it no doubt but the understanding of regular people in the bluegrass and what UK means to them is another level of “getting it”.

  35. I thought it was still Frisch’s in Kentucky?



  36. OMG
    4:52 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    put the fork down



  37. Ridge Runner
    4:58 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    35…I live out of state and do you know if they still have a “Jerrys” around Lexington or Richmond? Just curious.



  38. Mack
    5:45 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    hotdog23 – Have you been to Mississippi or Texas.



  39. Sir Chas. Barkley
    6:51 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Some of these folks need Weight Watchers.

    Some of ’em lookin’ like blow up dolls.



  40. Seriously
    10:24 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    Whoever said people from E. Ky. were ugly obviously has never seen Central and Western Ky.



  41. omg
    10:26 pm April 13, 2012 Permalink

    huh huh…fat people…huh huh huh



  42. Ms.Cats~
    9:46 am April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Kinda sucks—-one of those gals in that pic is as A STRAIGHT UP uofjail fan & HATES, I MEAN HATES Cal~ (look at her kissin tail now! <—- I'll let ya'll decide which one it is)…. went to school w/her for years.
    Said she got in the pic just for her friends but will always bleed red.
    YOU'RE NOT WORTHY!
    GO CATS!



  43. Head Bussa
    11:36 am April 14, 2012 Permalink

    Those people who are so critical of everyone and everything you see need to take a look at yourself and realize you are a miserable person.



  44. EgginDallas
    4:45 pm April 14, 2012 Permalink

    #37 I went to Lexington a few weeks ago and can confirm Jerry’s is still open in Paris and Mount Sterling. Radcliff may have one as well, not sure though.