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The History
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You might not expect to find cans of
beans on the shelves of an attraction gift
shop, but beans are the star of the show
at the A.J. Bush & Company General
Store in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, about
19 miles outside of Pigeon Forge.
Not only can you buy a truckload of
baked beans, black beans, chili beans
and other varieties, along with kitchen
ware and other fun merchandise in the
store, you can also learn about the rich
history of the company through interactive exhibits in the visitor center.
Walk through a giant replica of a can
of Bush's baked beans to learn about the
history, catch a short film on how the
beans are processed and canned, and
stroll among exhibits including a timeline of how the company has changed
with the times. It's been family-owned
since 1908, beginning with founder A.J.
Bush and continuing with his son, Condon Bush, and now, present day owner
Jay Bush.
You'll find out everything you've ever
wondered about this company with one
exception. They won't reveal the Secret
Family Recipe. Even Duke, the company
spokesdog, remains quiet on this issue.
The store includes a chance to eat
at Bush's Family Café featuring homemade dishes and their famous Pinto
Bean Pie. For hours, recipes and more:
bushbeans.com.

-Marla Hardee Milling

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