Home of the Ho-Made Pies

Thunderbird Restaurant - Junction U.S. Route 89 & Utah State Route 9, Mount Carmel, Utah U.S.A. - March 16, 2017

Thunderbird Restaurant – Junction U.S. Route 89 & Utah State Route 9, Mount Carmel, Utah U.S.A. – March 16, 2017
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Thunderbird Restaurant - Junction U.S. Route 89 & Utah State Route 9, Mount Carmel, Utah U.S.A. - October 10, 2012

Thunderbird Restaurant – Junction U.S. Route 89 & Utah State Route 9, Mount Carmel, Utah U.S.A. – March 16, 2017
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Here is the esteemed arbyreed’s description of how the Thunderbird’s pies came to be ho-made.

The story of how the pies became Ho-Made relates to WWII home-front scarcities. Apparently large pieces of lumber were hard to come by when the first sign was made and the sign painter left out the letters M & E because there wasn’t room for them. It wasn’t until much later that Ho-Made took on a new meaning. The restaurant decided to go with the flow and start promoting the new meaning.

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