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Aunt Lu’s Café — Best Buffet off I-80 in Clearfield, PA

“Sure you have your cranky drivers,” said Bonny Shaffer, the manager at Aunt Lu’s Café off I-80 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, “but that doesn’t mean you don’t treat them like a member of the family. Some don’t get home for three months. We make them feel at home here.” Kindness aside, truckers have been parking their Read More…

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Fulfill Your Appetite at Full Moon off Skokie Highway In Lake Bluff, IL

“The secret to why truckers love Full Moon? Three things: good quality, good service, and good price,” says John Psihos, who with his brother, Spiros, opened the Full Moon Restaurant in 1978 – forty years ago. “Oh, and there are 60 parking places for truckers,” he added. “Easy come, easy go.” With seating for 200, Read More…

Woody’s BBQ Sauce – An “Intrepid” Entrepreneur From Waldenburg, Arkansas Adds Flavor for Truckers

First home of Woody’s BBQ Decades ago when “Woody” Wood was swabbing down the decks of the USS Intrepid, he probably wasn’t thinking that one day he would open a barbeque place distinguished by a sauce so good that truckers from Canada to Mexico and New York to California would turn it into a best-seller Read More…

Exit 87 BBQ – the Truckers’ Food Truck Off I-40 in TN

Looking for BBQ that scores of truckers swear is “the best damn BBQ in the country”? Look no further than its name: Exit 87 BBQ off I-40 near Jackson, Tennessee. If you aren’t sure you’ve found it, look for this landmark: the little pig statue wearing undies. Started 12 years ago by Joshua Wadley and Read More…

Home-Style Soul Food at the Queen City Truck Stop off I-20 in Meridian, MS

“You can ask me as many times as you want,” said Faye Griffin, “but I’m not going to tell you the secret to the best fried chicken you could possibly put into your mouth. You don’t want to get my red hair stirred up.” Faye has been the manager of the Queen City Truck Stop Read More…

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Authentic Indian Food at the Antelope Truck Stop Off I-80 in Burns, Wyoming

Cruising East to West via I-70? When you hit Denver, you might – like scores of other truck drivers — want to take a right onto I-25 and drive two hours north out of your way to eat at the Antelope Truck Stop off I-80 in Burns, Wyoming. Why? According to a trucker on tripadvisor.com, Read More…

Let Them Eat Cakes . . . And More Cakes Off I-75 in Cleveland, TN

Eight years ago when the Great Recession hit the U.S. economy, Lee Epstein did something few entrepreneurs had the guts to do: he opened a diner in Atlanta that featured specialty cakes. That diner was so successful that he sold it and opened another. Then another. He then ventured into Tennessee and opened three more Read More…

A Tex-Mex Surprise Off U.S. Route 75 in Sabetha, KS

  Located next to a gas station and from the outside, El Canelo Mexican Restaurant in Sabetha, Kansas doesn’t look like it offers anything distinctively tasteful for hungry truckers. However, order one of 150 menu items and when it arrives at your table, you know you’ve discovered autentica comida mexicana – authentic Mexican food. The Read More…

Lose Weight On the Road!

  A hazmat hauler identified as jorihe84 posted “Before” and “After” photos of himself to demonstrate that truckers can indeed lose weight on the road with minimal effort (Reddit — 4/12/18). How did the trucker lose 145 pounds? “Basic calorie counting, cutting out sugars and greasy foods, and a simple 30-minute walk around the truckstop.” Read More…

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Fuel Up, Clean Up, Cheer Up at the Tennessean Truck Stop

“Bring ‘em on in, baby!  We’re ready, and we’re never closed!” says the manager of the Tennessean Truck Stop in Cornersville, TN off I-65, with enthusiasm that instantly explains why truckers love the place. First opened in 1973 as a gas station, the 24/7 Tennessean has grown to include a convenience store, a large, well-lit Read More…

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