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Yum Yum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

1219 Spring Garden Street Greensboro, NC 27403 (336) 272-8284

If your eatery has been located in the same city for more than 50 years there is a pretty good chance that you have reached the status of landmark or local institution. Yum Yum's in Greensboro has reached that plateau. Although their current building across from the UNC Greensboro Campus is only circa 1974, Yum Yum's started their family owned business in 1906. The Yum sells homemade ice cream, Jesse Jones brand hotdogs and pop. And they make their own chili and slaw. I ordered two dogs with everything and a cold glass bottle of Cheerwine. My nuclear red dogs were topped with mustard, onions, chili and slaw. The dogs and the buns are both steamed. My cold glass bottle of Cheerwine was exceptional and my two all the way dogs were most excellent. I also had an equally excellent vanilla shake to go. Along with the landmark status there are also traditions such as UNC-G students sitting on the brick wall out in front of the place to eat. This tradition probably began because of the lack of chairs. The second tradition is to stop here to eat after the Greensboro Christmas Parade. Yum Yum's is open Monday & Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm and Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Cash is king here because that's all they will take. Well, there you go, enjoy.

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