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Old 05-18-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Handy Andy: If Andy is really handy, then why does he have a grocery store? Should he have a home improvement store?
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:05 AM
 
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it's more of a convenience store/gas chain than a grocery store, but wawa stores made me laugh when i first saw them.
I was driving in PA with my wife and she asks: "Can we stop at the Wawa? I have to go Wee Wee" I almost wet myself laughing.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I think the oddest name ever is the chain of convenience stores in the mid west called
Kum and Go.

Kum & Go :: E85, Biodiesel, Open 24 hours
I've seen these in various parts of Oklahoma. We always laugh when we see them.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Not a store but a restaurant: Phuket Thai Food (say it)
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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There used to be Handy Andy home improvement stores. They've been gone since the early '90s. Builder's Square ran them right out of town.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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There used to be Handy Andy home improvement stores. They've been gone since the early '90s. Builder's Square ran them right out of town.
Really? Wow! Did he have an apron?
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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Really? Wow! Did he have an apron?
I honestly don't remember. I don't think the SE MI stores used much of his likeness, but there was a mascot.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Australia
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When we were road-tripping through British Columbia Canada a few years ago we came across the Overwaitea chain of supermarkets.

Since we'd already packed on a few pounds since starting the trip, we elected not to shop there. We did wonder, however, whether the staff would be 'overweight here'.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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2 years ago while travelling from DFW to Denver for a Depeche Mode concert at Red Rocks, we noticed all the funny convenience stores. The best included "Pump & Munch" and "Toot'n'Totem". We still get pretty good mileage out of those stories...
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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The Pig actually operates in 15 states througought the southeastern U.S. The name is indeed a mystery. As their website explains:
Not just the SouthEastern US. When I was a kid we used to shop at Piggly Wiggly in Rapid City South Dakota.

Not a grocery store, but we had a Chinese restaurant up here called "Eie Suk".
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