Kings Family Restaurants

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Kings Family Restaurants
Industry Restaurant (food service),
Food processing,
Food retailing
Founded North Versailles, Pennsylvania (1967)
Key people
Hartley C. King, Founder and President
Products Kings Family Restaurants,
Hartley's Choice pies and ice cream
Number of employees

Kings Family Restaurants is a chain of family restaurants based in North Versailles, Pennsylvania It has locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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.

Since 1987, Kings has sponsored the Kings Junior Golf Tournament Series along with the Tri-State Professional Golfing Association.

Kings donates to many charity organizations, including the Leukemia Society of Western Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.

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.[1] Anyone who actually managed to consume the whole dish would receive a pin.


Kings maintained smoking sections in most of its restaurants until a statewide smoking ban was enacted in Pennsylvania in September 2008.


  1. ^ Liz at the Monroeville location

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