Go little piggy! What catches your eye or ear? A crazy name for a store maybe? Don't you love stores that have some crazy fun names? I would say Buc-ee's is one of them. It's just a name that is out there, catchy, fun, and funny at times.

IS THE NAME 'PIGGLY WIGGLY' THE FUNNIEST STORE NAME EVER?

Now, let's just say that the store did not originate in Texas, but at one time there were many Piggly Wigglys in Texas. Even back in the late 1940s,  Midland, Texas had a Piggly Wiggly on Illinois Street. (See Pic Below) Odessa had one in 1939 as well on Grant Street. near 5th street.


PIGGLY WIGGLY JUST OPENED A STORE IN ATHENS, TEXAS!

While Piggly Wiggly's eventually started leaving Texas locations, is there a comeback about to happen for Texas?  There are only two Piggly Wiggly stores currently in Texas. There is one in Paris, Texas and now one in Athens, Texas! They are in the process of converting their Sav-On store to a Piggly Wiggly! And, more may be on the way!

GIVE PIGGLY WIGGLY ITS PROPS!

Piggly Wiggly may not be the biggest grocery store, BUT it was the first?

According to wiki... 

Its first outlet opened in 1916 in Memphis, Tennessee, and is notable for having been the first true self-service grocery store

COOLEST NAME FOR A STORE EVER!

I mean let's be real. PIGGLY WIGGLY should go down as the COOLEST NAME ever for any store in the history of the planet. LOL.   I'm just saying. I want to work there just so I can say....

  • "Thanks for calling Piggly Wiggly!"
  • " Welcome to Piggly Wiggly!"
  • " Will you be using your Piggly Wiggly Rewards Card?"
  • "It's A Piggly Wiggly Wednesday"

I understand that a lot of people refer to Piggly Wiggly as The Pig. But honestly, using the original Piggly Wiggly name is so legendary!

Let's hope that more  PIGGLY WIGGLY'S open soon in Texas!

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