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 Virginia and Tennessee. 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 opened in 1968. It is believed that this sign was built then. These photos are from 2007. Around 2013, the sign was replicated. The original sign is now displayed inside the restaurant. The new sign is red and black. Broaster chicken has been around since 1954. [map]

Jiffy Burger
Manchester, TN
Jiffy Burger opened in 1957. I don't believe this place was ever asssociated with the Jiffy Drive-in chain. The restaurant's interior has a big antiques collection. There is also drive-in service with carhops. For more, see this website. [map]

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