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Space Aliens Grill & Bar – For Out-of-This-World Trucker Food in North Dakota and Minnesota

Space Aliens Grill & Bar – For Out-of-This-World Trucker Food in North Dakota and Minnesota “We were on our way through space, set on spreading good food and stellar fun throughout the entire galaxy,” write Space Aliens founders, Mort Bank and Dave & Sheila Glaser on its website, “but things didn’t turn out as planned. Read More…

The Pine Cone at the Truck Stop @ Exit 132, I-90-94

The Pine Cone at the Truck Stop @ Exit 132, I-90-94 “We’re a dying breed,” said John McKay, owner of the Pine Cone restaurant at a truck stop near Madison, WI. “The restaurants at a lot of fuel stops today have been taken over by the Subways and the Taco Bells. So, we’re considered a Read More…

“Los Puchunguis” Mexican Food Truck at I-40, Exit 153 Albuquerque, NM

“Los Puchunguis” Mexican Food Truck at I-40, Exit 153 Albuquerque, NM “My husband spent six months in south Mexico, and he said the food at the ‘Los Puchunguis’ food truck is as close to authentic as anything he’s had in the U.S.,” said trucker Diana Gould. “I go through Albuquerque about twice a week, and Read More…

Easy Recipes for Truckers

Easy Recipes for Truckers Root Beer BBQ Chicken (Slow Cooker) Ingredients: 2 thawed boneless chicken breasts ½ bottle honey BBQ sauce (approx. 9 oz.) ½ can root beer (approx. 6 oz.) ⅛ tsp salt ⅛ tsp pepper Instructions: Cook chicken in covered cooker on high for 3 hours Drain juices from the cooker In a Read More…

Tyson Foods, Trucking Groups Mobilize to Help Hurricane Laura Victims

Tyson Foods, Trucking Groups Mobilize to Help Hurricane Laura Victims The COVID-19 pandemic has forced food companies, along with trucking and relief groups, to pivot to how they normally respond to natural disasters like Hurricane Laura. Tyson Foods Providing 1 Million Meals and More Tyson Foods is providing more than 1 million meals, as well Read More…

Trish’s Red Bird Café – Built on History, Community and Family Recipes in Dayton, IN off I-65, Exit 168

The March evening the country began to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trish Brown – owner of Trish’s Red Bird Café in Dayton, Indiana — watched Facebook videos to alleviate her worry. One of those videos broke her heart. “A trucker said that he had driven more than 6,000 miles and couldn’t get Read More…

Country Junction Family Restaurant – Where Good Food and Good Friends Come Together at I-24 & Rt. 431 in Joelton, Tennessee

Truckers curious about the priority the Country Junction Family Restaurant places on its food only need look at its daily, handwritten poster board menus. “We’re old school here,” says manager, Christy Jones. “We put more love and work into making the food than we do advertising it. So the daily special menus that we write Read More…

A Trucker’s Thanks

A trucker in Idaho wrote the following thank-you letter to the editor of his hometown weekly journal: I was raised in Rupert, ID and now live in Vernal, Utah. I own my own truck and deliver food to places in Portland, Arizona, Texas, and Wisconsin. Upon entering Idaho, from Utah, we are required to stop Read More…

Gourmet Eating for Truckers at Chef Point Café off I-820 at Hwy 377 in Watauga, TX (15 miles north of Fort Worth)

When asked what item on its gourmet menu would appeal to a trucker, Chef Point Café owner manager Paula Merrell Nwaeze doesn’t hesitate to respond. “What wouldn’t appeal to a trucker,” she says. “A trucker is just another human being who loves food. Just because they drive a rig doesn’t mean they don’t have good Read More…

Black Bear Diners –Truckers’ Favorite Across America’s Heartland

“Just a couple of hungry guys with a big dream.” That’s the simple reason why Bruce Dean and Bob Manley founded the Black Bear Diner restaurant chain in 1995. Based in Redding, California, the chain has 133 locations in 13 states along major trucking routes, and is known for home-cooked meals that reflect the small-town Read More…

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