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Hail the “Red, White & Roux” at Rascal’s Cajun Restaurant | Exit 92, I-10 in Duson, LA

“If you’re a truck driver, this is an all-around great place for good food and a good place to rest,” wrote trucker Dustin West in March on the Facebook page for Rascal’s Cajun Restaurant in Louisiana. “Every time I come through I stop.” Dustin is one of nearly 60 truckers who stop daily at Rascal’s Read More…

Low-Budget Food for the Road

On Reddit (4/7/19) a trucker writes [edited]: So I’m trying to budget and see what food I can actually eat without access to a fridge or freezer. Following are some of the responses [edited]: Get organic peanut butter, canned chicken and canned tuna. That will cover 100% of your protein intake from now on. MREs Read More…

Ole Rudy’s BBQ at Exit 201, I-75 in Jackson, GA

Randolph Vaughn, owner of Ole Rudy’s Bar-B-Que, attributes his 23-year success to one thing: consistency. “When we first started out,” he says,” we had a pull-behind grill, then moved to a small concession trailer and now have a permanent location with inside and outside seating. Our look may have changed, but the taste of our Read More…

Home Cookin’ Reverberates at Echo South Restaurant and Buffet off I-85 in Carnesville, GA

When I-85, the major interstate northeast-to-southwest in Georgia, was finally completed in 1965, Don and Betty Forester capitalized on increased traffic at Exit 166 and opened a small 58-seat restaurant and service station with two gasoline pumps and a grease rack. At first they gave food away, but then decided to charge 25 cents for Read More…

A World of Trucker Appreciation . . . and Food Off I-80 in Hubbard, Ohio

“Why do I love truckers? They’re so brave! I’m afraid to drive more than an hour from my house, and they drive from one end of the country to the other!” That’s the perspective of Tina Butler, the manager since 1988 of the Globe Restaurant at Truck World in Hubbard, Ohio – Ohio’s largest truck Read More…

What’s a Healthy OTR Diet?

On Reddit (1/17/19) a trucker writes [edited]: How does one maintain a stable meal schedule? Can I cook in a truck? I’m not planning to eat fast food all the time. Following are some of the responses [edited]: Microwave hot plates 12v pots and pans. I never eat fast food unless I want to. You Read More…

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…

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