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Old 04-03-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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The car shows are still going every Friday night. All the old cars gather for show and tell. It's almost like the old days. I go there almost weekly just to support the business and keep it around. It is a landmark of the city and with the revival and renewal of the area, it needs to be supported and kept there just for a bit of reality check and history of SA.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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The Pigstand on S. Presa was the first drive-in restaurant in the US. It deserves an historical landmark! My parents went there a lot, it was just a few blocks from Brackenridge High School. There use to be a bowling alley next door. When I was 5 or 6 I was in the bowling alley with my parents. One of there friends was getting ready to bowl and on his backswing, the 16 lb. bowling ball hit me in the forehead, full force. I had been sitting on the u shape seats at the end. I was unconscious until the next morning when I woke up in my grandmothers bedroom. They didn't believe in doctors back then.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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The Pigstand on S. Presa was the first drive-in restaurant in the US. It deserves an historical landmark!
The article Bowie posted says otherwise:
"Begun in Dallas in 1921 in the first blush of America's romance with the automobile, the Pig Stand boasted of being the nation's first drive-in restaurant"
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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The article Bowie posted says otherwise:
"Begun in Dallas in 1921 in the first blush of America's romance with the automobile, the Pig Stand boasted of being the nation's first drive-in restaurant"
I don't care about historic status, but the big pig needs to be made a landmark!
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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More than one restaurant claims to have been the first drive-in restaurant in the United States. The owner of the Pig Stand, a local restaurant in Dallas, Texas, purportedly began serving his customers in their cars because he believed that they were too lazy to come inside. J.G. Kirby opened Pig Stand in 1921. A restaurant in Glendale, California, opened in 1936, also claims to be the first drive-in restaurant. Drive-in restaurants increased in popularity throughout the following decades, reaching their peak in the 1950s. Eventually, competition from fast food restaurants like McDonalds proved to be too much for many of these drive-ins. (Source)
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Far North San Antonio
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Pig Stand business should really pick up once all the housing is built in that area. The Pearl, 1800 and Broadway Lofts plus whatever else is planned and not yet published.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Angry I can't believe it!

I usally make 2 trips to San Antonio a year, and I love eating at the Pig Stand. That was my tradition after departing the airport. That was my most favorite place to eat in San Antonio. This sucks that they are closed! Im actually making another trip to San Antonio this November and I was really looking forward to eating there. Now, I have to find another place that is just as good.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:36 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I usally make 2 trips to San Antonio a year, and I love eating at the Pig Stand. That was my tradition after departing the airport. That was my most favorite place to eat in San Antonio. This sucks that they are closed! Im actually making another trip to San Antonio this November and I was really looking forward to eating there. Now, I have to find another place that is just as good.
You have something against the location on Broadway? It's still open.

See post #7 in this thread.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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I was shocked when i went on a saturday night and about 6 people were eating. I hope business is doing good.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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Default The Pig is Alive and Surviving...

Here we are, 2010, over three years after the bankrupcy of the Texas Pig Stand Chain. The last remaing Pig Stand on Broadway reopened under new ownership in 2007, albeit the new owner was an original employee of the old chain. There is not much difference between the way it had been, and the way it is now. The new owner / manager has elected to keep things pretty much the same.
It is still a lot of fun to drive down Broadway for a burger and a shake or any of the other great items they sell. It is almost like walking back in time to the late 1950's, but with a modern approach. I also like playing the jukebox there, right from your booth, while you wait for your order to be served. My grandkids have a blast, and it is just a great family place to go. As far as the history of the Pig Stand goes, it is all over the walls, in the form of old photos, etc...
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