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San Antonio, Texas: Pig Stand: Last Vestige of First Drive-In Restaurant (Gone)

The Pig Stand was America's first drive-in eatery, opened in Dallas in 1921 and expanding to over 100 locations. San Antonio's Pig Stand No. 29 was the last one, owned by a former waitress and reopened after the remains of the chain went bankrupt in 2006. "World's First Drive-In" sign was outside the building. Demolished in early 2023.

Pig Stand No. 29

Pig Stand No. 29. On Broadway south of Hwy 368 and next to the US Hwy 281 overpass.
Building demolished in early 2023.

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Pig Stand: Last Vestige of First Drive-In Restaurant

Closed permanently and is currently under demolition. Have to make way for another apartment complex or parking garage as San Antonio slides slowly into contrite mediocrity. Pretty soon it'll be Austin South, TX.

[W.G. Worthy, 03/15/2023]
Pig Stand: Last Vestige of First Drive-In Restaurant

Sadly, it's closed. We happened by on the day the sign was being taken down.

[Darin, 03/13/2023]

Pig Sandwich.

Pig Stand No. 29

The Pig Stand was the world's first drive-in, and they still sell their original Pig Sandwich. Mary Ann, a waitress, started here when she was 18 in 1967, and now owns The Pig Stand.

[M'si, 03/20/2014]

"America's Motor Lunch" was the slogan. Jessie G. Kirby opened the first drive-in restaurant, Kirby's Pig Stand, in Dallas in 1921, with male carhops in bow ties and speedy curb service. Over 100 opened across the US. The first with a drive-thru window, in 1931, is claimed to have been California Pig Stand No. 21. The chain went bankrupt in 2006, but in 2007 this last Pig Stand in San Antonio was permitted to reopen.

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