The Tarampa Hotel offers a range of icy cold beer and warm pub meals to suit any season. Photo: Contributed
The Tarampa Hotel offers a range of icy cold beer and warm pub meals to suit any season. Photo: Contributed Contributed

We're fed up with your food

TRUCKIES are united in their feeling about the standard of food at Australia's rest stops - they just don't think it's very good.

Many described food available as "overpriced garbage” and said they'd rather bring their own from home.

Anthony Focaccia said when he used to do long hauls, he'd prepare food the day before - chicken or beef skewers or Mexican style burrito wraps and wrap them in foil.

"When I'd have a 30 minute break, I'd sit them on the exhaust manifold for five minutes and they'd be ready to eat, it just takes a little pre-planning,” he said.

Peter Jones said it depended on where you were in Australia as prices and quality vary.

"Pubs are still good, but it doesn't look good. Chinese meals if you pull up, some of the United and Pumas here in Queensland have a roast between five and eight or until sold. It's everyone's choice.”

Sharon Hourn took issue with the prices of meals.

"We all have had to grab a feed from a roadhouse at some stage, but what I've found astounding is the difference in prices between roadhouses,” she said.

"I've purchased two meals from a Caltex in Queensland costing $64 and the same meal at BP Lowe's for $35. I'm lost at how they justify the $64 for two chicken schnitzels with chips, salad and gravy, a coffee and Fanta.”

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