Prissy Polly's Pig Pickin' Barbecue opened for business in July 1991 in Kernersville, the Heart of the Triad. The Polly in Prissy Polly's is the Mother of founder, Loran Whaley
Originally Prissy Polly's served only Eastern-style barbecue. This caused a bit of consternation among some of the local folks, who were accustomed to Lexington-style barbecue. To please the taste of those who preferred Lexington-style, Prissy Polly's began to offer both styles of barbecue.