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Tennessee Drive-ins

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Pal's Sudden Service #1
Kingsport, TN
Rebel Drive-in
Cleveland, TN
This was the first Pal's location built. It opened in 1956 as a walk-up stand. Pal's second location, also in Kingsport, has been remodeled and features a Hamburger Man statue on the roof. In the mid-1980s, Pal's developed a stair-step building design with giant food. Pal's now has 18 locations in VA and TN. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rebel Drive-in opened in 1964 and became a chain with locations in the Chattanooga, TN area. This is the only location left. It closed in 2000 but reopened in 2004. This drive-in continues to offer curb service. [photo thanks Michael C. R. Wall] [map]

Jumbo House Hamburgers
Columbia, TN
Jumbo House Hamburgers features a wonderful sign and 1950s-looking canopy. I don't know if there were speakers at one time or if there are still car hops. Broaster chicken has been around since 1954. [map]

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