published Monday, March 19th, 2012

Tennessee food companies make last ditch effort to appeal to Manning’s appetite

Former Colts star Peyton Manning points out a play during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Former Colts star Peyton Manning points out a play during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Chattanooga-based Krystal Co. joined Shoney’s and the company that makes Moon Pies in sweetening the Tennessee Titans’ offer for the former Colts quarterback.

The news came today, even as initial reports indicated Manning may have signed with the Denver Broncos.

Shoney’s previously offered Manning free pancakes for the length of his career in Nashville, while Chattanooga Bakery offered Manning a lifetime’s supply of Moon Pies, “fresh right from the factory.”

Brad Wahl, marketing director for Krystal, said the company would “take care of his pregame eating needs.”

“We will work out something with Mr. Manning to make sure he gets a Krystal Sackful before every game,” Wahl said.

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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