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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…

A Taste of India in Nebraska

(Photo: TripAdvisor) International cuisine at a truck stop off 1-80 at exit 248? In Overton, Nebraska? With a chef, who, according to reviewer Betty Sayers (Nebraska Rural Living, 1/9/2017), “creates and serves ancient recipes of savory Punjabi Indian cuisine”? Wait, you mean in New York City or San Francisco, right? Not rural Nebraska, right? Wrong. Read More…

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Killer Mexican Food in Salt Lake City, UT?

“I had their unearthly mole. You have to try it. I cried a little it was so good,” confessed a trucker – and TBS client – who prefers to remain nameless . . . but not hungry. Welcome to Red Iguana Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah – “worth the drive and more,” according to Read More…

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Pull into the Derailed Diner in Robertsdale, AL

This is a love story.A love story that started with a vision scrawled on the back of a napkin. A love story about a journey on “dirt roads, railroad tracks and asphalt highways that throughout our history, moved Americans from Point A to Point B”*. . . and to the Derailed Diner.   The story Read More…

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In Texhoma, Steer Right On In!

Participating or witnessing a livestock auction can work up an appetite, particularly if the auction lasts five hours and features the sale of 5,000 cows. Perhaps that’s why the Texhoma Livestock Auction in 2001 began to sell cattle just down the hall from the Texhoma Livestock Café – a restaurant that first opened in the Read More…

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Dottie’s One Helluva Mother Trucker!

Chances are that Dottie never took the Mother Trucker Challenge at the restaurant named in her honor. But then again, she wouldn’t have to because her name alone is known and beloved by thousands of truckers who run America’s infamous Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri. Dottie’s Family Restaurant, part of the Midwest Petroleum Truck Plaza, Read More…

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Belly Up to the Texas King in Amarillo (if you dare)!

Texas is known for its many triumphs and defeats. There’s the Space Center in Houston, and the Alamo in San Antonio. There’s the SXSW Festival in Austin and Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Perhaps the only place that has seen both triumphs and defeats is The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. A steakhouse restaurant and Read More…

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