Legend says West Virginia is the home of the pepperoni rolls. The state is also known as the home of Stewart's Hot Dogs, Gino's Pizza, and Mister Bee Potato Chips...but there is only one brand that people sing about, wear t-shirts with their products, and have a franchise in Panama City, Florida. Ahhhhh....you guessed it Tudor's Biscuit World.
I am sure if John Denver would still be alive he'd be singing for the country roads to take him to Tudor's. Well, there is a duet named Boulevard Avenue and they recorded a whole cd of songs about different Tudor's biscuits. The picture of the cd cover and tracklisting is in the pictures. The cd can be heard at this link https://store.cdbaby.com/artist/boulevardavenue .
I remember many midnight shifts and many long nights on the town as far back as the mid 80s that ended with a Mr. T or Peppi Biscuit. Over the years, my favorites changed. In the 90's, it was the Mickey. In the early 2000s, it was Dottie. Now, I like the Country Ham Biscuit or The Potato Melt.
I have eaten at Tudor's in Kentucky and Ohio although they are West Virginia based out of Huntington. Someday, maybe I will get to eat at the one in Panama City, Florida. PA 2016 article on Eater.com tittled "Tudor's is the best thing about West Virginia" https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eater.com/platform/amp/2016/6/29/12007048/tudors-biscuit-world-west-virginia gave the history of Tudor's.
"William (husband) and Mae Tudor (wife) would stop at a "quaint ‘mom and pop’ shop" near Mt. Airy, North Carolina, on their way from their home in Greensboro to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, where they frequently traveled. The quaint mom-and-pop shop specialized in country ham biscuits on which the Tudors would feast; after several years, they realized this mom and pop were onto something. In 1975, about 20 years after this story begins, they decided to nick it for themselves. Handily, Bill Tudor had experience in the restaurant business, as the manager and "idea guy" of a Greensboro spot called Pizzaville. He approached the Pizzaville leadership and suggested they might double their sales if they had a breakfast option, and he believed it ought to be biscuit sandwiches. Soon after, there was Biscuitville. ("Just ask Maurice!")
By 1980, Bill and Mae were feeling restless; they didn’t want to "make someone else rich off [their] idea." They seem to have been victims—or beneficiaries—of the fallacy of originality: According to Egerton, Jack Fulk, the owner of a Hardee’s franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina, began selling his own "passably decent" biscuits for breakfast around the same time, and in 1977 he started a chain centered around a perfected Cajun-style recipe: Bojangles’. Nevertheless, the Tudors moved up to Charleston, where Tudor’s—a far superior restaurant to Biscuitville, according to one Facebook commenter—was born, and has more or less flourished ever since."
West Virginians and Huntington residents love our Tudor's. Aj Dawg even loves to go to 20th Street Tudor's for their crispy bacon and the great ladies who are friendly and always say hello. More than a Huntington tradition...Tudor's has become a Huntington legend.