Kingsport, Tennessee: Purple Cows

Fast food drive thru decorated with a small herd of genetically modified fiberglass cows and, at times, a self-abusing hot dog man.

Purple Cow

1648 East Stone Dr., Kingsport, TN
Purple Cow, east of town, north side of Stone Dr./US Hwy 11W, west of Hwy 93.
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Purple cows.

Purple Cows

No Hot Dog Man in sight, but these cows sure were cool.

[Em, 06/05/2019]

Purple cow.

Purple Cows and Hot Dog Man

At Purple Cow, a purple cow greets visitors.

[Joy, 03/09/2019]
Purple Cows and Self Abusing Hot Dog

Looks like too much self-abuse. Hot dog man has lost his mustard hand.

Salmon burger was awesome. Shakes are great.

[Jenn English, 06/26/2016]

Hot Dog Man.

Purple Cows and Hot Dog Man

Looks like they added a cow or two to the property (there is one lurking in the bushes out front). Hot Dog Man is still here!

[Lindsey, 01/20/2014]

We've seen a proliferation of Hot Dog Men nationwide -- whenever we stop at a wiener shack, we almost expect to see their self-abusing antics. But Kingsport's purple cow entourage makes this guy stand out a bit.

Purple cows.

Purple Cow Subs and Burgers

This drive-thru burger joint has three cows out in front that are purple and white, but as you drive in there is a Hot Dog that is getting ready to squirt mustard on himself!

[Charles Lewis, 06/15/2012]

Kingsport offers several giant fiberglass statues promoting food businesses, so purple cow herds may be a minimum survival requirement. The hot dog man (a now standard gag figure seen in other places) is a bonus.

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