"Whatever Happened to Kenney's?"

WDBJ 7.com
Roanoke, Virginia
Published March 10, 2009
By: Staff Reporter Bob Grebe


For over three decades, Kenney's offered hungary Roanokers several favorites inlcuding the sauce burger and tasty fried chicken.

At one time there where 50 Kenney's restaurants located in Central and Southwest Virginia and West Virginia.

The Kenney's restaurant run of success came to an end in the '80s, but there are a few restaurants left.

 

What happened to Kenney's?
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What happened to Kenney's?
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What happened to Kenney's?
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There's one in Buena Vista, Lexington, and Lynchburg.

In recent years, the restaurant's founder Bill Kenney, has traded in burgers and fries to work with Habitat for Humanity.

And he continues to serve the community to this day.

Twig Gravely also talked to us about the website he created devoted to Kenneys. [Now defunct and being incorporated into the "Kenneys Section of the Original Biff-Burger Drive-In website.]

 

Interview with Bill Kenney
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