Dorothy Goldstein had just visited her late husband at the cemetery. Now she and her son were hungry for a nice lunch. So, on a beautiful autumn afternoon, they headed for a gas station. At the Exxon station in downtown Olney, they stepped up to the counter of Corned Beef King, where they’d dined before. To their left: a beef jerky display. To their right: keno on TV. All around them: the delish aroma of a New York deli. Goldstein, a retiree in Dolce & Gabbana glasses, ordered pastrami. Her son got the Angry Turkey Racheal. They ate at a
Comments: Here in my little suburban town, I have two gas station restaurants that are wonderful. And surprisingly pristine.
There was a Stuckeys on the highway between Tucson and Phoenix years ago, I loved it. Nasty green jelly mint candies, pralines and pecan rolls. Best Mexican food in AZ used to be made in a little trailer next to a gas station outside Paulden in Chino Valley.
Makes sense. Stop for gas and then waste gas looking for a place to eat? Partnering with the popular, but fuel-limiting, food truck business is a near perfect solution. Automatic customers for the food trucks and lingering customers who will spend more at the gas station.
Just drove across the plains yesterday, stopped at Love´s country stores for all our gas and food. You can get good, usually chain food served with a smile, clean restrooms, nice tables to sit at and even a shower at most sites. There is always a bit of local flavor, yesterday I saw something I had never seen before, battered and deep fried corn on the cob. Sushi and Thai has not made it to the gas stations in the middle of the country . . . yet. Traveling changes but it still can be a wonderful experience.
My favorite food truck, "Windy City Red Hots", is parked at a nursery in Ashburn VA. Some of us go for the dogs, and shop plants later, some go for gardening supplies and get lunch when they´re done. A win-win. I live in the DC area, but have never seen restaurant food at a gas station in VA.
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Ken M., 9/29/2013 7:08:50 PM (No. 9542522)
A corollary to this news article. Here in Vegas, we have a large chain of gas station / convenience stores, and they are constantly expanding. Always a step ahead of the rapid growth and expansion that you´ve read about, back in the mid-2000´s.
Back then, I discovered a brand new one, and it had a McDonald´s!! It was the first for the chain, and for a few months it was a great place to go for coffee and to read the morning paper. But it quickly got discovered by the general populace, and it´s now just another sleazebag convenience store, and, well, you know what a basic McDonald´ is like.
Hopefully I don´t get barred from LCom for this ...
A cowboy driving his pickup over in the next state on an unfamiliar highway. Driving around a bend, a gas station appears, and it has a small resturaunt. He sees a sign out by the road that says: "Weekly special today! Lobster tail and beer". Cowboy says to himself, "Lord mighty, my three favorite things!".
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