How are you getting food and drink?

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by LilMissy, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. LilMissy

    LilMissy Bobtail Member

    Feb 11, 2017
    I am a part time hot shot. As I am off I have been wondering how big rigs are getting food, water, drink etc.
    Restaurants in PA are closed for sit down and some have carry out. But thats it. Was wondering if there is anything the public could do to help? Any input?
  2. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    You can get food to go. I was at TA in NJ they closed restaurant at 8pm because of NJ law. So you only had premade stuff in the store untill restaurant opened in the morning. Love's in PA has Wendy's you can get anything you want just have take it with you.
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  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    I have a microwave and a full refrigerator with enough food for a week.
    Truck stop food should be the last resort even on a regular week
  4. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    Harder in a hotshot, but lots of drivers these days are cooking in the truck. Last night I had a nice steak, and I had some sweet Italian sausage for lunch today. With a good enough inverter you can have a whole kitchen. Cleanup is annoying though. Truck stops hate it, but hey, it's a good thing to be prepared these days.
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  5. LilMissy

    LilMissy Bobtail Member

    Feb 11, 2017
    Goad there is food in the grocery stores and such for everyone. I was curious.
  6. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Any restaurant food I want requires me to go in and pick it up.

    Good fortune shines on me as I've been able to order cheese curds twice this week already.
  7. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    Don't forget about the apps lots of food places have nowadays to. Curbside at a lot of places if you order via app or website. Here on the sandbar the seafood restaurants are delivering in order to keep people fed.

    Lots of ways to find food, I was surprised how many places are open, an willing to do their part.

    Be safe, an don't starve, there are options!

    Sirscrapntruckalot - I'm getting in shape. Round is a shape you know.
  8. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Most truckers stop at Walmart every week or two to grab some food. Some have mini fridges, an electric cooler, or even an ice chest. You can get yourself a small butane/propane stove and cook your food. You probably don’t want to connect anything to a vehicle that has less than 3 batteries. Running a fridge or an electric burner can damage or quickly shorten the life of your batteries. Many semi trucks have 4 batteries and even an APU that can turn on and charge the batteries when they’re low.
  9. FLtoOKBound

    FLtoOKBound Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
    West Central, FL
    I've also opened a thread in this forum with places doing their part. So look there for places to get food.
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