In recent days, many restaurants have closed. Fast food outlets still accept drive-thru orders, but most trucks are too big to use the drive-thru windows. Nearly two years ago, a Sonic restaurant in Fordyce, Arkansas, built a drive-thru specifically for heavy-duty trucks. A photo was posted on Facebook and the news spread quickly.
So far, about 500 truckers use the special drive-thru each month, with the average ticket price being about $2.50 more than from passenger vehicles. According to the restaurant manager, "We know how many trucks there are on the highway, and we wanted to find a way to accommodate them. Those guys get hungry too, so it seemed like time to do something about it."