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 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.[citation needed]

Kings donates to many charity organizations, including the Veterans Leadership Program[1] and the Make-A-Wish Foundation[2] of Western Pennsylvania.

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.[citation needed]

In 2015, Kelly Capital purchased the Kings Family Restaurants.[3] 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.[4]


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