Auto Shop Joins Fall Flavor Craze, Advertises For “Pumpkin Spice Rubber”

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It may not feel like it, but fall officially arrived at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, and with the new season comes the onslaught of pumpkin spice everything!

It’s pretty much been pumpkin spice mania for weeks now. It seems everywhere you look, you’re finding things like pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin spice coffee, but one local business is taking this craze to a whole new level.

If you’re driving down Saw Mill Run Boulevard in Overbrook, a sign may catch your attention. It says: “Pumpkin Spice Rubber Is Here.”

Ronnie’s Tire Service is advertising “pumpkin spice rubber.”

“Typically, everybody has a pumpkin spice something, so we thought we’d throw a little pumpkin spice tire out there,” says Gary Schemm, the manager of Ronnie’s Tire Service.

So, the tires aren’t really made with pumpkin spice-scented rubber, but the employees didn’t want to miss out on this fall’s pumpkin spice movement.

The owner’s wife came up with the idea, and it’s safe to say, it’s caused a lot laughs and has been a hit with customers.

“They want to know what a pumpkin spice tire looks like, and what it smells like, and does it smell,” says Schemm.

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If you’re a lover of all things pumpkin spice, there’s certainly a lot to choose from, especially in the food department.

How about pumpkin spice cheerios? Kellogg’s is now offering Pumpkin Spice Nutri-Grain bars and Pumpkin Spice Crunch Special K.

And of course, no pumpkin spice story is complete without the wildly popular pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. Believe it or not, this is the 13th year for Starbuck’s most popular seasonal beverage.

At Nicholas Coffee in Market Square, people are ordering lots of the fall favorite.

“Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice beer, everything,” says Brandon Witkowski, of the South Side. “It’s the best time of the year, anytime I can get anything pumpkin related, yeah, I’m going to go for it.”

“Everyone is finding a way to put it in something, and good or bad, it’s something different, it’s a good time of year,” added Nicole Hartman, of Pittsburgh.

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