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 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. These photos are from 2007. By 2013, the sign had been painted red and black. [map]

More Tennessee Drive-ins:
Nikki's Drive-in (Chattanooga)

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