Fans flocking to Cardin’s Drive-In on news it is closing soon

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Customers are flocking to Cardin’s Drive-In for one last chance to get their favorite food. 

The Asheville Highway restaurant owner’s son-in-law told WATE 6 On Your Side digital reporter Cameron Jacobs that the owner is just ready to retire. 

The business opened in April 1959 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in April. The now 73 year old owner is calling it quits. 

Earlier this week the restaurant posted a sign in the window saying “October 31’st we’re retiring.”

“It’s really sad you know a place that’s been in existence for such a long time is going to close its doors,” Said Stan Villiers a customer of the restaurant. “You know this is a staple you know of this area it’s just sad that places like this are closing you know,” said Villiers.

The building is up for sale and no word yet on if anyone is looking to buy the business.

Fans of the restaurant are lamenting it closings on Facebook on its page and in groups like Our Southern Roots and Traditions.

Cardkin’s Drive-In has a sign in the window that says the owners are retiring Oct. 31. (Cameron Jacobs / WATE_

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