Kings Family Restaurants
|Industry||Restaurant (food service),
|Founded||North Versailles, Pennsylvania (1967)|
|Hartley C. King, Founder and President|
|Products||Kings Family Restaurants,
Hartley's Choice pies and ice cream
Number of employees
Kings logo has scarlet colored lettering, with a saffron outline.
Kings began in North Versailles, Pennsylvania in 1967 as Kings Country Shoppes. This name was later changed to Kings Family Restaurants to indicate the establishment was, in fact, a restaurant. By the 1970s the number of restaurants had grown to 7, and 21 by the 1980s. As of 2006, there were 34 locations throughout Pennsylvania and one in Wintersville, Ohio.
In July 2009, Kings Restaurants opened their 34th restaurant in Neville Island, PA. This restaurant was a new concept called Kings Hometown Grille. It features a completely new design and layout, as well as a different menu from most King's locations. Unlike any other locations in the chain, Kings Hometown Grille also offers alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine and cocktails.
The menu at Kings is typical American cuisine. Kings is known for their ice cream, which is available in eight different flavors. Kings is also famous for their Frownie Brownies. Additionally, the Kings Castle had forty scoops, though it is no longer available. Anyone who actually managed to consume the whole dish would receive a pin.
- Liz at the Monroeville location