Kittanning, Pennsylvania: Muffler Man Holding a Hamburger

A unique Muffler Man of cowboy and gas station attendant origins, holding a large burger. "Sam" has stood here since 1962.

Cadet Restaurant

13514 US Route 422, Kittanning, PA
Out in front of the Cadet Restaurant. East of town. On the north side of US 422 just east of Hwy 28/66.
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Still selling burgers at the Cadet Restaurant.

Muffler Man Holding a Hamburger

Outside of the Cadet Restaurant stands a Muffler Man wearing a western hat and holding a hamburger. [Patrick Southam, 05/27/2017]

According to the restaurant, "Sam" has stood outside since 1962, although he was down for a dozen years (1990-2002) after he was decked by a Ford Bronco.

Muffler Man.

Cowboy Muffler Man "Sam"

"Sam" is indeed proudly standing in front of the Cadet Cafe - we stopped and had lunch at this informal spot (cooking shows playing on TV for the guests) and the food was all made-to-order and wonderful. Friendly staff makes this a "must" when you discover yourself in this particular neck o' the woods. Lots of fracking water trucks sometimes congest parking lot...

[Bruce, 06/10/2012]

Cadet Restaurant and Muffler Man.

Muffler Man with Burger

The Kittanning Muffler Man in front of the Cadet Restaurant is still doing his thing...selling those burgers. Stop in for a look and a lunch!

[John Holmes, 10/04/2009]

Cadet Man.

Muffler Man - Back!

Muffler man at Cadet Restaurant is alive and well. Has been rebuilt and is back in front of the restaurant holding a burger. Looks great! Stop in and sample the Cadet's American-made food.

[Tim Lucas, 06/15/2003]
Cowboy Muffler Man "Sam"

"Sam" a muffler man who's been lying on his back for ten years since a car broke his leg, has been rehabilitated. The owner of the Cadet Restaurant, George Morda, plans to have Sam standing in front of the establishment in time for the Cadet's 50th anniversary. Sam has been undergoing reconstructive fiberglass work and painting, performed by an area auto restorer.

[Sarah Szalankiewicz, 11/15/2002]

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