Finding food options while on the road has always been a challenge for truck drivers. With many restaurants closing their doors or switching to delivery/takeout only, finding meal options is more difficult than ever. Even fast food can prove hard to come by as many chains are limiting their service to drive through only, which can’t accommodate large trucks. Thankfully, many restaurants have stepped up to recognize the hard work and value truck drivers are providing by delivering essential emergency supplies and cargo.
The following restaurant chains are offering apps, deals and discounts for truck drivers.
- McDonald’s. Truck drivers can order their meals using McDonald’s mobile app for curbside pickup without worrying about navigating cramped drive through lanes. Truck drivers can park and wait for their meals in designated areas for trucker curbside pickup.
- Denny’s. Denny’s is aiming to keep drivers fed and get them back on the road with minimal delays. The chain announced it will have truck drivers’ food hot and ready to go for truckers who call ahead after placing their order online. They are also waiving all delivery fees.
- Papa John’s. Truck drivers can save 25% on their orders using promo code DELIVER25. The discount applies to all regularly priced menu items and is valid through the end of 2020.
- Texas Roadhouse. Texas Roadhouse raised the bar when it comes to keeping truck drivers fed while on the road. While many restaurants are offering discounts, Texas Roadhouse announced they are serving truck drivers directly at their vehicle whenever possible. This eliminates the need to find parking, walk to the location, and wait in the elements. The chain does request that drivers call ahead to make sure parking is available.
- Long John Silvers. Truck drivers can save 10% anytime they order from Long John Silvers with a bump up to 20% on Thursdays. There are just shy of 200 participating locations across the country.
- Firehouse subs. Truck drivers can place their orders online and Firehouse subs will have their meals ready for pick up when they arrive to eliminate wait times.
Many local restaurants are offering discounts, deals, and more to help truck drivers find meals with minimal hassle as they provide their essential service. COVID-19 has caused much uncertainty but wondering where drivers will find their next meal shouldn’t be one of them. Contact the specialists at Interstate Motor Carriers to discover how we can help your trucking business during and beyond the pandemic.