Piggly Wiggly is a Grocery Store chain, with locations in all of the southeastern U.S., and with locations as far north as Minnesota. Founded in 1916, in Memphis, Tennessee, it was the first self-service grocery store.

Their mascot is called Mr. Pig. The best way to describe him would be a trim Porky Pig in blue pants, a red-and-white vertical striped shirt, brown shoes, a white apron, and a funny little white hat like the cooks wear at Steak-N-Shake.

Piggly Wiggly is a pretty good grocery store, all told. They're a little bit on the pricey side, when compared to Publix, Bi-Lo, or Food Lion, but not too bad. They also give out Greenbax when you buy your groceries there, which are a good way of getting neato free stuff.

A friend told me the Piggly Wiggly would accept a check with a drawing of a pig on the recipient line, instead of the words "Piggly Wiggly". I tried it and it worked, no questions asked. I suppose an amateur cartoon drawing of a pig is never any sillier than the name "Piggly Wiggly".

The Piggly Wiggly is the only supermarket in the three-town area where I grew up in rural Tennessee, and everyone calls it "The Pig".

Hey I'm goin' to the Pig. Y'all need me to pick up anything?

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