that truck was filled with COORS beer; at least that's the plot line in the original "Smokey"...........never saw the sequals.
I can't wait till the THAI franchise works it's way east!!
I have an old school chum in 'Frisco, and he's always mailing me his experiences there.
Minnie Pearl does Chicken ??
Well, I'l be tarred....................
was the stage name of Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon........
In the late 1960s, Mrs. Cannon and African-American gospel
singer Mahalia Jackson
were convinced to allow their names to be associated with a chain of fried chicken
restaurants in competition with Kentucky Fried Chicken
by Nashville entrepreneur John Jay Hooker
. At first the stock
price of this venture soared; later it collapsed amid allegations of accounting
irregularities and stock price manipulation. This affair was thoroughly investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
. Mrs. Cannon and Ms. Jackson were found to have been completely uninvolved in any alleged wrongdoing, but were considerably embarrassed by the negative publicity surrounding their names. (A small number of these restaurants actually survived into the 1980s in the Middle Tennessee
area; one Mahalia Jackson outlet still exists in North Nashville where it has considerable local fame, particularly among students of Tennessee State University