Pine Cone Restaurant TruckStop - DeForest WI CLOSED?

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  1. NYSuperTrucker

    NYSuperTrucker Light Load Member

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    Just saw a blurb on Facebook...the Pine Cone is Closed...now, I'm not sure if its JUST the restaurant, or if its the whole facility. Anyone have some more information?
     
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    Looks like on Google maps, just the restaurant is closed... Wondering if it has to do with staffing issues? Definitely love stopping there to eat. Never disappointed by the food or service.
     
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  6. Pungent Sauce

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    Claimed to be closed due to the evil Dem Governor (Johnson Creek is still open somehow).
    FB page was just taken down after the newly fired and recently quit employees started dishing the dirt on the owners, seems they got $500K in PPP loans (from the same evil Dems, lol) but never passed it along.
    Owners were taking the big tipping tables of regulars, portion sizes were getting smaller, sanitation was an issue, and folks didn’t want to work there anymore.
    Also a lot-lizard problem they chose to ignore, but that might be a different subject….
    Fact is you can walk into any restaurant in the Madison area and start flipping burgers for $16-20/hr now, and everyone knows it.
    Latest posts on Reddit rumor they’re going to reopen tomorrow 9/14 so maybe it was just a stunt?
    My depot is on the other side of the I, I’ll update after I drive by tomorrow.
    Stay safe!
     
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  7. Pungent Sauce

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    Just the restaurant.
    You can still fuel up, get Chesters chicken, park, and get, uh…“services”, at least according to the FB page before it was yanked.
    I drove by at 16:30 today (9/13) and looked like it (fuel) was open.
    UPDATE 9/14 08:30CST
    Restaurant still closed.
    Fuel islands, repair shop, parking all available
     
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  8. Pungent Sauce

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  9. bthomann

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    The C-store, fuel pumps, showers, and driver's areas are open. Only the Pine Cone
    is out of business.
     
  10. Lazer

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    Is the cb shop still there? ‘Back in the day’ that cb shop was one the best.
     
  11. Lennythedriver

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    Lots of truckstops will actually ignore the “lot lizard problem“. If you don’t think it brings drivers in regularly you are mistaken. Lol no one will admit to it but it’s reality. There’s a truckstop that I frequent in Charleston West Virginia that’s like that. A bunch of cheap hotels nearby and they come out as soon as the sun sets. Management knows about it, looks the other way. I never see the girls have to knock on more than a few doors before they go inside. Lol
     
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