Quest for Mountain Dew slushies

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It recently came to my attention that I have a tendency to drive out of my way to get a gigantic frozen Mountain Dew (aka Mountain Dew slushie). Over several discussions lately with Daisy-Mae, we realized we only knew of a couple places that actually sell the things.

So, with your help and as a public service, I want to compile and post a list of Knoxville-area convenience (or other) stores that carry Mountain Dew slushies.

First, it should be noted that The Award for Highest Achievement in Mountain Dew Slushies goes to Weigel’s at Emory [email protected] Gap for their Code Red slushie.

This list so far:

  1. Weigel’s at [email protected]
  2. Weigel’s at [email protected] Hill (or whatever it’s called now, behind [email protected] Springs)
  3. Weigel’s at [email protected] Bluff
  4. Weigel’s at [email protected]
  5. Weigel’s at [email protected]
  6. Weigel’s at Emory [email protected] Gap Pike
  7. Weigel’s at Campbell [email protected], according to the Turpin Family
  8. Weigel’s at Oak Ridge [email protected] Ridge (across from another Walgreens), according to Nathan F.
  9. Texaco/Mr. Gas on 411 in Maryville
  10. Kenjo/BP Market on Maryville Pike according to Cas Volker Goodman

For you South Knoxvillians, Wes T. provides the following top-notch information:

While not in Knoxville per se, I’ve always found that the Blount County KenJo Markets have Mountain Dew Slushies that are vastly superior to ones I’ve tried elsewhere, including the Weigels at Topside Road and Pellissippi. I believe the best ones are at the KenJo on 411 just south of Maryville. However, there are 2 markets on Alcoa Highway one on the motor mile and one just south of Green Acres Flea Market. Both of them serve up fine Mountain Dew Slushies. For a sweeter and denser slushie (less air in the mix) try the KenJo on Montvale Road near Maryville College. As a sidebar, many of the markets offer an assortment of slushies that include Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Orange Slice, and Mountain Dew Code Red. While I don’t care for the liquid version of Code Red, the frozen version is a nice change of pace. Both Alcoa Highway markets only have 2 varieties each, while the 411, Montvale Road, and Sevierville Road markets have 4 barrel machines.

If you know of any other locations, please email them to Bjorn (remove “nospam.” from the address before sending). They seem to be at a lot of Weigel’s, but they aren’t at all of them for sure.

Update: Wes Carruthers, Vice President of KenJo Markets, was kind enough to provide the following information to us on 16 December 2004:

We take great pride in serving a quality frozen drink and certainly appreciate Wes T’s comments complimenting our efforts in providing a great frozen Mountain Dew. We currently have Frozen Mountain Dew in 24 of our 34 locations. I have attached a list. We have served Frozen Mountain Dew in our Blount County and Loudon County locations for many years. A little over a year ago we purchased 8 stores in Knoxville from BP Corporation. Most of these stores are much smaller in square footage, making it more difficult to fit these machines in. However, I just wanted to let you know that we are in the process of trying to work these machines into more of our Knoxville locations. For example, we intend to have a machine in KenJo # 31 at Chapman and Woodlawn within the next 60 days.

KenJo Locations with Frozen Mountain Dew
NAME # STREET ADDRESS TOWN ZIP
KENJO MARKET 1 288 PARKWAY GATLINBURG,TN 37738
KENJO MARKET 3 4228 AIRPORT HWY LOUISVILLE, TN 37777
KENJO MARKET 5 2609 DECATUR PIKE ATHENS, TN 37303
KENJO MARKET 7 3012 AIRPORT HWY ALCOA, TN 37701
KENJO MARKET 8 1811 SEVIERVILLE RD MARYVILLE, TN 37804
KENJO MARKET 10 3203 MARYVILLE PIKE KNOXVILLE, TN 37920
KENJO MARKET 11 1400 N. CENTRAL KNOXVILLE, TN 37920
KENJO MARKET 12 3644 SEVIERVILLE PIKE KNOXVILLE, TN 37920
KENJO MARKET 14 101 SILVER LAKE RD CHURCH HILL, TN 37642
KENJO MARKET 15 815 MONTVALE RD MARYVILLE, TN 37803
KENJO MARKET 17 2209 W. STONE DR KINGSPORT, TN 37660
KENJO MARKET 18 204 MCGHEE BLVD LENOIR CITY, TN 37771
KENJO MARKET 19 527 HWY 321 N. LENOIR CITY, TN 37771
KENJO MARKET 20 2420 E LAMAR ALEX PKY MARYVILLE, TN 37804
KENJO MARKET 21 8901 OAK RIDGE HWY KNOXVILLE, TN 37931
KENJO MARKET 22 7406 STRAW PLAINS PKWY KNOXVILLE, TN 37924
KENJO MARKET 23 404 E. EMORY RD POWELL, TN 37849
KENJO MARKET 24 2003 E. BROADWAY MARYVILLE, TN 37804
KENJO MARKET 26 2601 US HWY 411 S. MARYVILLE, TN 37801
KENJO MARKET 27 1104 HWY 321 N. LENOIR CITY, TN 37771
KENJO MARKET 28 505 GALLAHER RD KINGSTON, TN 37763
KENJO MARKET 29 10139 KINGSTON PIKE KNOXVILLE, TN 37922
KENJO MARKET 37 1395 OAK RIDGE TURNPIKE OAK RIDGE, TN 37830
KENJO MARKET 38 8512 KINGSTON PIKE KNOXVILLE, TN 37919

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