Chain Restaurants are issuing instructions and special offers for Truck Drivers in the midst of Covid-19. Drivers face a sea of problems in the coronavirus pandemic and one of them is the ability to easily find food. Drivers spend most of their day on the road, making home-cooked meals the stuff of dreams. Prior to the outbreak, diners and sit-down restaurants helped to fuel hungry workers. However, most establishments have shuttered or operate under heavy restrictions now. Thus, drivers find themselves in a pickle.
Fast food seems an obvious option. But many trucks are too large for a drive-thru, and fast-food chains are typically not allowed to serve customers outside of their vehicles. In response to this Catch-22, some chain restaurants have issued special offers and discounts to drivers.
Covid-19 takes enough of a toll on our drivers as it is. Extended hours and increased urgency exhaust much of the force. So, if you are a driver or know a driver in need of a pick-me-up, consult our list of trucking-friendly chain food below.
Firehouse Subs isn’t offering any discounts currently but they do have a a Rapid Rescue To Go option that allows drivers to place their order on an app. Upon arriving, they can go into the restaurant and their food will be ready for pick up.
Fuzzy’s provides Free Chips and Queso with any $5 purchase. Just use the code: TRUCK
Long John Silver’s offers a 10% discount every day of the week and a 20% discount on Thursdays as a thank you to truck drivers.
McDonald’s has locations open for dine-in but in some areas, laws only allow for takeout orders. Use the McDonald’s app to place your order and select curbside pick-up. When you arrive, there will be a designated area for truck drivers to receive their food.
Nathan’s Famous has issued a statement about being ready and willing to serve but have not yet specified how they would like drivers to order and receive their meals.
Drivers receive 25% off of any order between 12-8 PM. Simply enter code “25” when prompted on the app.
Shoney’s has provided a list of their locations with parking lots large enough for trucks. Drivers can easily grab food in Clanton (AL), Vidalia (GA), Acworth (GA), Forsyth (GA), Morgan City (LA), Defiance (OH), Henryetta (OK), Lebanon (TN), Dickson (TN), Nashville (TN), and Chesapeake (VA).
Sonic is offering patio pick-up at their locations. Drivers can order on their app, park their truck, and walk up to grab their food from the patio area.