Pargo’s restaurants were founded in 1983 by Mitchell Boyd, a Shoney’s franchisee who wanted to create an upscale chain. The name is a portmanteau of his two children, Par and Margot. The restaurant was acquired by Shoneys outright in 1986 and grew to about 18 restaurants nationwide; including locations in Rivergate and Harding, as well as other states.
The restaurant strove to be your “favorite neighborhood restaurant” ala O’Charleys, TGI Fridays or Irelands. In hindsight, the menu feels to be a predictable mix of apps, various meats and seafood, speciality burgers, pasta, daily homemade soups, garden fresh salads, and fresh breads. At the time, it was a welcome and tasty treat; including the “Heart Healthy” menu and robust Kids offerings.
The restaurant was divested from the Shoney’s portfolio in 2000 but had been dwindling since the mid-90s. It had a good run and that coathanger “g” design is unforgettable.
This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment’s shape for longer.
.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size