Paw Paw’s Bench
When starting this business, Justin’s grandfather, a tobacco sharecropper and long time meat butcher, put his house of 50+ years up as collateral for his grandson. The loan was paid back to his grandfather. His grandfather visited the shops often and would attempt to smoke cigarettes in the shop, etc. Obviously, they didn’t allow inside smoking so they put a bench outside where he could sit, drink his black coffee (which is complimentary at all of our shops) and talk to customers.
“Pawpaw’s bench” is still located at every one of our locations, in honor of C.W. Strickland who passed away July 19, 2014.