Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Pig'n Whistle
Date of plate: 1939
Notes: From the Pig'n Whistle website, the first Pig'n Whistle sandwich shop in the South opened in Georgia in 1928. Later in that year, more locations opened and "could be found from Atlanta to Jacksonville, Florida, with the most notable location being in Macon, Georgia. According to the Pig'n Whistle Facebook group, there were locations for this Southern Pig'n Whistle restaurant in at least five states. In addition to Georgia and Florida, there were restaurants in Texas, Alabama and Louisiana. It appears they started as sandwich shops specializing in pork barbecue in the late 1930s and were later expanded to drive-ins with car hop service and were open at least into the 1960s.
For related info:
Pig 'N Whistle in California, by Syracuse China
Pig 'N Whistle 2 in California, by Shenango China
Pig 'N Whistle 3 in California, by Syracuse China
Pig 'N Whistle 4 in California, by Wood and Sons China
Pig'n Whistle 6 in the South, by Walker China
Five wide rusty red lines make up the border on this plate. Near the verge in the well is the restaurant's logo: two pigs with spots on their backs facing each other and playing whistles or flutes. In between are the words: Pig'n Whistle (no space between Pig and the apostrophe 'n).
ID and photo contributed by Kathleen Lathom
Photo of sign and menu contributed by Albany High Times