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 a restaurant rather than a store. By 1980 the number of restaurants had grown to 7, and 24 by 1990. As of 2006, there were 34 locations throughout Pennsylvania and one in Wintersville, Ohio.
In July 2009, Kings Restaurants a new restaurant called Kings Hometown Grille. It features a different 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.
In 2015, Kelly Capital purchased the Kings Family Restaurants. On March 26th, 2017, it was announced that five of its earliest stores: Wexford, Bridgeville, Imperial, Harmarville, and Altoona restaurants would be shutting down at 7 p.m. that evening. Approximately 130 employees were given no notice, and were left jobless.