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Tweeners Cafe


Updated on Apr 22, 2008

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Tweeners Cafe
1725 Broadwell Mill Street
Jacksonville, AL

(256) 435-0030 phone
(256) 435-5353 fax

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Cuisine Type

Hours of Operation
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM

• Not Required

Payment Methods
• Check

This restaurant's average entree cost is InExpensive


Restaurant Description
History of Tweeners In the early fifties, the Johnson's of Akron, Ohio, Left their jobs with the rubber companies, sold their homes, packed their belongings, including twin sons in the family car and drove south, landing in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountians in the small friendly community of Jacksonville, AL. Pop Johnson had a dream! For years he had been perfecting a chili sauce recipe of his mother's. As a boy growing up in Brookville, Virginia, he remembers customers coming to his fathers store and asking for Mrs. Johnson's chili sauce, - there never seemed to be enough to go around. After settling into the quieter and slower life style of the little southern town, which had a "teachers college", Pop Johnson noticed that the students and local folk had to travel to Anniston, fifteen miles away, to get a Burger or a Hot-dog. It didn't take long to figure what the town needed was a drive-in restaurant. The Dixie Dip was born! Even though they served slushy orange and root beer drinks from frosty mugs and every kind of ice cream dish, the star of the menu was the hot-dog topped with Pops chili. Customers wanted the chili sauce on everything from burgers, fries, and even chips. They came from miles around, lined up for hours on the Anniston-Jacksonville highway to enjoy the extraordinary taste of Pops chili. As the years past, the sons took over the business but the now famous chili recipe remained Pop's secret. When Pop knew he was reaching his final days, he began teaching he youngest granddaughters, also twins, the recipe, never letting them write it down for anyone else to see. In the family business, the twins became the anchor, and were affectionately called the Tween Weiner Twins by everyone. Over forty years later, more than fifteen restaurants now dot the community that the one little Dixie Dip once served.

Service Type
Sit Down
Carry Out
Special Needs
Senior Discount
Non Smoking Area
Booster/High Chairs
Wheelchair Access
Children's Menu
Outdoor Dining
Family / Children

20 - 50 People
Off-Site Catering
Game Room

No Dress Code
Parking on Site

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