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April 15, 2020 1:30 PM, EDT

Food Deals for Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Kavkaz Express employee Bakha Tokkozhin (left) hands a box of food to truck driver Timothy Ellis of Medford, Ore.Kavkaz Express employee Bakha Tokkozhin (left) hands a box of food to truck driver Timothy Ellis of Medford, Ore., as a gesture of thanks for drivers' work. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

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Many retailers are showing their support for truck drivers during the coronavirus pandemic by offering specials or making it easier for them to visit their establishment.

The International Franchise Association maintains a regularly updated page of services. Transport Topics wrote about this subject on April 2. 

TransForce also maintains a list of discounts and resources for drivers that goes beyond food, and is viewable both by category and by state.

Here's a look at a few offerings:

Cracker Barrel

Free coffee or fountain drinks offered to truck drivers.

Cracker Barrel's Offer ... by Transport Topics on Scribd

Denny's

McDonald's

The vast majority of McDonald's restaurants are open for takeout, drive-thru or delivery (dine-in eating is closed). 

McDonald's Invitation t... by Transport Topics on Scribd

Papa John's

Starbucks

Shoney's Restaurants

Shoney's has multiple locations that are often just off of interstates and have large parking lots. Shoney's is offering takeout meals for truckers.

Shoney's Restaurants list of open locations

Sonic in Fordyce, Ark.

 

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Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse pledges to serve drivers right at their truck whenever possible. Drivers are asked to call ahead to make sure there is a parking space for their truck before ordering.

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