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USA Today Consumer Poll Ranking Pal's Sudden Service Among Top Regional Restaurants

Show your support by voting for Pal’s in national competition


For those who love Pal’s Sudden Service restaurants, there is an opportunity to share your love with the nation. A USA Today-sponsored online poll is asking Americans to cast their vote on behalf of their favorite regional restaurant.


The poll seeks to find the 10 Best Regional Fast Food chains in the nation. These are regional restaurant chains that have become synonymous with the area within which they do business. The poll seeks chains offering a great customer experience and delicious food. The USA Today team has selected Pal’s Sudden Service to compete against other well-known regional fast food chains like; Whataburger, In-N-Out Burger, White Castle, and Cook Out. 


Voting ends on Monday, April 8th ET, and the top 10 winners, determined by votes, will be announced on Friday, April 19th. So, Pal’s would love to have your vote! You can do this by going to https://bit.ly/2F7EK7i and registering your vote. The competition allows each person to vote once every day during the competition. So, be sure to go back and vote each day to maximize our chances. You must be at least 18 years old to vote.


This is a great opportunity to show your local spirit and help a beloved regional business make the news on a national scale. 


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About Pal’s Sudden Service

Known for its refreshing 32 oz. Big Tea, Big Pal hamburger, hot dogs, Frenchie Fries, and Cheddar Rounds, Pal’s offers items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even extraordinary milkshakes. Founded in 1956 by Pal Barger, the Kingsport, Tenn.-based company operates 29 units in Tennessee and Virginia.


Pal’s Sudden Service was the first restaurant chain to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a U.S. Department of Commerce award for business excellence. It is also a two-time winner of Tennessee’s Quality Excellence Award.