Petro’s comes to Seymour

Sandra ClarkOur Town Neighbors, South Knox

At the southern edge of South Knox County, you’ll find Seymour, Tennessee. John Hanley captured this photo showing “a warm welcome and a full parking lot on opening day for the new Petro’s.”
The place is so new that the address is not listed on the website, but Seymour is not that big. You can find it.
One friend wrote, “Well, the parking lot is small.”

And another asked, “What is a Petro?”

People of Seymour, you are in for a treat.

The basic Petro is a pile of Fritos corn chips, layered with ground beef in a chili sauce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions and a dollop of sour cream. It comes in three sizes and with various add-ons.

It was introduced at the 1982 World’s Fair and called the Petro because initially the fair was marketed as an Energy Expo.

Legend has it that the ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 when an ice cream vendor ran out of paper cups and a friend supplied some waffles as containers. World’s Fairs have limited seating, thus carry-around food is desirable.

Drop in for a well-balanced meal for less than $10. Hard to beat.


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