Big Pal - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 34.640 W 082° 34.080
17S E 359711 N 4049130
Quick Description: "Big Pal" muffler man holding a hamburger
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 10/8/2008 5:24:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM4X89
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 29

Long Description:
Pal's Sudden Service is a regional chain based in Kingsport, TN. It is the only food service company to have won the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award. A typical "Pals" looks like Waymark WM4VR4 with oversized hot dog, fries, and soft drink on a teal green building. This second location for founder Pal Barger was set up differently in 1962 using this muffler man holding a large hamburger. The signature chain hamburger is called a "Big Pals".

Footnote: In the 12/8/2011 Kingsport Times-News article, Pal Barger recalls that the "Big Man" costed $1,700 which would be around $12-15,000 today.

Directions: Pal's Sudden Service, I-181 to Stone Drive exit. East about a mile, then north about a mile on Lynn Garden Drive. Southbound side of the road.

Excellent food, but somewhat pricey. The sweet tea is famous in the area.
Muffler Man Type: Classic

1316 Lynn Garden Drive
Kingsport, TN USA

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