News 12 Then: When George W. Bush visited Porkers Restaurant
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Friday marks the end of a 28 year old downtown tradition.
Porkers BBQ on Market Street is closing the restaurant and transitioning to a food truck.
Ten years ago, Porkers got a celebrity visit.
President George W. Bush ended his trip to Chattanooga by swinging in for a takeout order.
But instead of chasing out all the diners, the President schmoozed.
Here is our story from February of 2007.
But this wasn’t G-W’s first trip to Chattanooga.
Here is a bonus story from 30 years ago.
A very young George W. came through town to stump for his dad’s first run for the White House in 1988.
This story ran in July of 1987.