I think Knoxville for its population vs. fast food restaurants is getting close. It is getting harder and harder to find a mom and pops. There are still many around but due to the proximity to I-75 and I-40 and the hundreds of thousand of cars that pass through here, it makes it almost impossible not to have them around.
Knoxville and the area around it is very touristy. I guess that is why all of them are around.
Paul E. Smith
Plus, you have all them UT Kids up there. Their idea of a 7 course meal is a six pack of Old Milwaukee and a Whopper!