I am the first to tell anyone getting ready to set out on their RV trip that if you want to meet locals and get a true taste of the regional cuisine, then dining in locally-owned, small restaurants is the best way to go. But even I can’t deny that sometimes a quick order in a fast-food restaurant is just what an RV full of hungry travelers needs.
Next time you’re looking for some quick food on the go, make your meal part of the destination at these stops where the chains started it all.
Back in 1955, two neighbors set out to make a 24-hour restaurant in Avondale Estates, GA. Today, over 60 years later, Waffle House’s iconic yellow sign dots highways across the country. The original Waffle House location is no longer a restaurant–but it is a museum filled with Waffle House memorabilia from the past 60 years.
2719 East College Avenue, Decatur, Georgia
While the original building has been replaced with run-of-the-mill building, head inside to find some fun KFC artifacts, like the Colonel’s tux and original menus. Still a working restaurant, this KFC still serves their famous chicken and mashed potatoes buffet-style.
3890 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
If you’re heading through San Antonio, Texas, make a stop at the location where Fuddruckers first started serving their juicy burgers 30 years ago. Despite its chain restaurant status, diners swear this first Fuddruckers distinguishes itself from the others.
8602 Botts Lane, San Antonio, Texas
The donuts, the coffee, those commercials! Head to Quincy, Massachusetts to order a donut and coffee in the very first Dunkin Donuts location to serve up their famous brew. Now a mix of modern Dunkin decor and relics of the chain’s past, this Dunkin Donuts is clean, friendly and tasty–everything the founder Bill Rosenberg intended the coffeeshop to be.
543 Southern Artery, Quincy, Massachusetts
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