As most know, Mt. Airy’s own Andy Griffith went on to quite a career in television first starring on "The Andy Griffith Show." In an early episode titled “Andy the Matchmaker,” Andy suggests to Barney that they go down to the Snappy Lunch to get a bite to eat. Because of this, The Snappy Lunch is credited as the only existing Mt. Airy business mentioned on the television show. Andy also mentioned The Snappy Lunch in his version of the song “Silhouettes” recorded around that same time. During a later televised interview, Andy talked about getting a hot dog and bottle of pop at The Snappy Lunch when he was a young boy.


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